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7 days JR Pass worth it for my itinerary?

Dear All,

Good Day,

This my itinerary:-

29/12/17- Haneda Airport - Kyoto
30/12/17- Kyoto
31/12/17 - Kyoto
1/1/18 - Kyoto - Nagoya
2/1/18 - Nagoya - Shirakawago - Nagoya
3/1/18 - Nagoya - Narita
4/1/18 - Narita - Tokyo - Narita
5/1/18 - Narita - Narita Airport

Please advise is it suitable for me to get JR Pass Nationwide?




  • Hi,
    You can make a 7 day pass pay off well used Dec 29-Jan 4th. You can activate the pass from Haneda Airport, then take the monorail to Hamamatsucho, then take the JR Yamanote Line to Shinagawa to catch the bullet train.

    Please note that there is no rail access to Shirakawago - you can take a train up to Takayama and then you need to buy a bus ticket to Shirakawago (50 minutes, 2470 yen). On the way out, you can take a bus to either Kanazawa, Shin-Takaoka, or Toyama, and then catch the bullet train for Tokyo, which if you have a good connection may save time.

    It's also unclear why you are going to Narita, then backtracking to Tokyo.

    After the temples of Kyoto close down around 5 PM, you can zip over to Osaka for the evening. At night the city comes alive and has some great places to see, such as Dotonbori, plus the night views from the Umeda Sky Bldg and Abeno Harukas Bldg are wonderful.
    On another evening, you could also go and see Kobe.

    You can see regular fares, routes and schedules on Hyperdia.
    Under "More Options", be sure to uncheck the Nozomi box since you can't ride that train using the pass.

    All the best.
  • Hi Tenjin san,

    Thank you for your very good advice.
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