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Train travel ie:JR passes

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Train travel ie:JR passes

My family are travelling in jan for skiing in hakuba. We plan to have 6 nights tokyo( shinjuku area) and would like to do day trip to nikko as well. We need to train it to hakuba- Tokyo return as well.So my question is should I get a JR pass and does that include a bullet train ride. What about from Narita to city is that a jr train as well . We will b away for 13 days

It seems very confusing..

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11. Re: Train travel ie:JR passes

Just another question

The JR esat pass is either 5 7 or 14 days

If we stay 13 days but only use the train say on 4- 5 days in that 13 day period does that mean it can be 5 different days or does it mean 5 days one after another.

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12. Re: Train travel ie:JR passes

The JR East Pass is good for flexible 5 days within 14 days of issuance:

http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/eastpass/index.html

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13. Re: Train travel ie:JR passes

Thanks so it means I have to buy a14 day pass which is quite expensive foe a family of 5 adults

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14. Re: Train travel ie:JR passes

A JR pass is of little to no value within Tokyo as subway travel is fairly inexpensive. For your arrival and stay in Tokyo - http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/suica-nex/ - is a better value.

Try to re-arrange your itinerary to include the long distance train travel within 7 calendar days.

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15. Re: Train travel ie:JR passes

JR East Pass: see Shibuyakko's post above

The 7 and 14 day passes are nationwide passes that are valid on consecutive days. They are not JR East regional passes.

Also, note Dave's comment above: you don't necessarily need a Pass within cities unless they come as bonus days. They won't save you much money.

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16. Re: Train travel ie:JR passes

As stated by Sammy, the 5 day JR EAST Pass (22,000yen) and 14 day nationwide JR Pass (45,100yen) are two totally different products.

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17. Re: Train travel ie:JR passes

thanks everyone for your input

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