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JR pass

Can anyone explain what is a JR Pass? Is it worth buying? Where can we get it? Can tourist buys it?

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11. Re: JR pass

Unlimited daily travel passes don't usually save you money within Tokyo unless you ride a lot. If you are flying into Narita Airport, there are discount packages that are lumped together with train or limobus transport. Check out the 3 options below:

Suica-NEX

www.jreast.co.jp/e/suica-nex/index.html

Skyliner + Tokyo Metro

keisei.co.jp/keisei/…skyliner_metro.pdf

Limobus + Tokyo Metro

limousinebus.co.jp/discount_ticket/en/index.…

Regarding a Kyoto visit, it's a choice for you to make. You do have enough time to visit both although Tokyo itself can easily last you a week. Perhaps next time, taking a trip to Kansai area alone would make more sense.

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12. Re: JR pass

See response #1 from this post - tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g298184-i861-k5177…

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13. Re: JR pass

I'll post a response in case others see this thread and have similar questions but, as most replies noted, it's a good idea to post your proposed itinerary to get the most useful feedback possible.

For the OP (Killertan): TripAdvisor has a page to answer your first, third and fourth questions: tripadvisor.com.au/Travel-g298184-c95742/Tok… Your second question: "Is it worth buying?" depends on your itinerary but we certainly feel it's a really high value product and it's pretty popular with anyone who has ever visited Japan.

Both Dave148 and Leagle are right: it's easier to judge with a proposed itinerary, it's only available to tourists and can only be bought outside of Japan before you arrive (this is one of JR's rules).

@budaiviki: It's hard to be certain but I'm pretty sure a Japan Rail pass would make sense if you're visiting that many cities but again, depends on the specifics. If you're visiting those places over more than 7 days then it might not make sense as "Sammyfloyd" noted.

@Sammyfloyd: "As a general guide, Tokyo to Kyoto roundtrip is about breakeven. You would need another long distance or a couple of mid-distance rides to save money." Yep, that's how we think about it as well.

@Mom1219: In your case I'd say "Yes" to a JR Pass as you'll be doing a few different cities within a 7 day window.

Cheers,

Christian Thurston

JTB Australia

Edited: 11:04 pm, June 27, 2013
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