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JR 7-Day Pass

Will an all JR Pass for 7 days work for our itinerary--March 3/16-3/24/18:

3/16--Arr. Tokyo around 2:00 p.m.
3/17--Leave for Osaka
3/19--Leave for Hiroshima
3/21--Return to Tokyo (6 hrs. on Shinkansen)
3/24--Leave Tokyo around 11:00 a.m.

Also, does JR Pass cover Narita Express to/from Tokyo?

Will the 7 day pass pay off for this Itinerary or should I get a different pass.



  • Yes, you'd get very good savings on a 7 day pass. But due to the length of your trip, you could only use your pass for the Narita Express one way, not round trip.

    If you want a cheap way to/from Narita, there is the 1000 yen bus.

    You can see previews of some of the best places to see in Japan on:

    Hope that helps.
  • How do I get from Shin Osaka station to the Sheraton Miyako Hotel in Osaka? I am told that it is right next to the train station on the Kintetsu line. Is this covered by the JR pass? Will be taking the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Osaka.
  • Kintetsu is a totally separate railway company from JR, so the JR Pass doesn't cover it.
    If you want to see how to get from Shin-Osaka to your hotel, there is more than one way, but you might look at the different ways here:
    It should cost about 430 yen.
  • Could I take the JR from Shin Osaka to Osaka Station, then take the Osaka Loop which is covered by JR Pass to Tsuruhashi Station? How far a walk to Sheraton @ Uehommachi?

    Also, how do I get to Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi and Namba from Uehommachi? Would it be worthwhile getting a local subway/train pass in Osaka? Which one and how much?
  • Hi,
    Sure, you could. It's around 15 minutes on foot. I don't know about how much baggage you'll be dragging behind you though.
    Dotonbori/Namba etc is just 2 stations from Tanimachi 9 Chome Stn nearby. Dotonbori is only really interesting in the evening, but you could spend several hours to see all the places you mention.

    You might look at getting an Osaka Amazing Pass, but it only might pay off if you travel a lot and go to the places it gives discounts to.
  • Thanks, what about the Osaka Aquarium? What's the best way to get there?
  • Subway. There is no JR access. Go from Tanimachi 9 Chome Stn to Tanimachi 4 Chome Stn, then transfer to the Chuo line for Cosmo Square. In total, should take about 20 minutes.
  • Tenjin:

    Thanks for all your help with Osaka & Hiroshima. Now back to Tokyo.
    We have 1/2 a day in Tokyo on 3/16--probably just explore the Shinjuku area around the hotel--Keio Plaza Hotel. We return to Tokyo on 3/21 on Shinkansen from Hiroshima--assume in the late afternoon. Leave Tokyo @ Narita Airport around 11: a.m. on 3/24. So, for travel around Tokyo from 3/21-3/24, would I be able to get around on my JR Pass or should I purchase a subway pass--24 hr, 48 hr. or 72 hr. Which areas would I have access to on JR Pass vs. subway pass? Would a subway pass give me a 1-way ride to Narita from downtown Shinjuku? How do I obtain a pass package? Thanks in advance!
  • You could use the JR Pass on some JR lines in Tokyo - especially the Yamanote Line which circles the inner city and goes to several popular areas. Fares are cheap anyways though so there is not much savings in it.
    I would use the JR Pass for at least one way to or from Narita, since the Narita Express train is quick and convenient, and would add to your savings. There are 1-3 day subway passes, as you can see here:

    You can get some good savings from a 2-3 day pass. The one day subway pass is almost impossible to justify - you'd have to ride your behind off all day. You cannot take the subway to the airport - it's over 65 km away! The cheapest way is the 1000 yen bus as I mentioned.
  • Where's the justice? You are deceivers! I bought a JR PASS voucher from you, but you made a mistake in the name, now you ask to return the voucher back to you and pay you for the re-registration! For your mistake!
  • Hi,
    I suggest you take it up with them directly. If you can phone them toll free, you can probably fix the issue faster.

    The forum is not the way to fix whatever happened.
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