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Japan for 15 days- itinerary and JR rail questions

Colonia del...
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Japan for 15 days- itinerary and JR rail questions

Hello forum,

We are 4 adults and 2 children (10 and 11 years old) who arrive in Toyko in June 9th and Depart from Osaka on June 23rd.

We have planned for 6 days in Toyko and 8 days in Kyoto and 1 night in Hiroshima and flying out of Osaka.

June 9 arrive in Tokyo

June 9-15 in Tokyo

June 15-22 in Kyoto

June 22 in Hiroshima

June 23 depart for US

I am in the process of purchasing a JR rail pass for each of us. I had hoped to only do 7 days but it appears like I will need the 14 day.

I was planning on using the pass for Toyko to Kyoto, Kyoto to Hiroshima, Hiroshima to Osaka.

Also, maybe Toyko to Hakone? Or Toyko to Mt. Fuji trip. Or possible do those out of Kyoto.

Thank you for any and all suggestions.

Sincerely,

John

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1. Re: Japan for 15 days- itinerary and JR rail questions

I should clarify my questions. Do members here recommend the 7 or 14day for my itinerary? Would the 7 day be more cost effective with some individual tickets for trips. Thank you!

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2. Re: Japan for 15 days- itinerary and JR rail questions

If you swap your stays in Hiroshima and Kyoto you can easily do with only a 7 day pass

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3. Re: Japan for 15 days- itinerary and JR rail questions

You should consult https://www.japan-guide.com/railpass/ a rail pass calculator. Check also with Hyperdia.com on fares and schedules.

Rail passes pay off with long distance travel, and since you are not returning to Tokyo, then there is a chance it will not pay off. But run in through the calculator.

I do agree with the concept of going to Hiroshima from Tokyo and then back to Kyoto. There is no reason to stay in Osaka because Kansai International Airport also serves Kyoto.

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