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Itinerary Japan Trip. Please help with transportation

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Itinerary Japan Trip. Please help with transportation

Hello. There are five of us traveling to Japan. Could you please check our itinerary and make suggestions on transportation between Tokyo-Kyoto and Tokyo-Nikko. Also, we would appreciate any suggestions for sights and activities in each place. Thank you in advance.

BASIC ITINERARY JAPAN TRIP

June 29 (Friday) – Chicago to Tokyo

June 30 (Saturday) – In transit

July 1 (Sunday) – Tokyo

July 2 (Monday) – Tokyo (Narita) to Kyoto

July 3 (Tuesday) - Kyoto

July 4 (Wednesday) - Kyoto

July 5 (Thursday) - Kyoto

July 6 (Friday) - Kyoto to Tokyo

July 7 (Saturday) - Tokyo

July 8 (Sunday) - Tokyo

July 9 (Monday) - Tokyo to Nikko

July 10 (Tuesday) - Nikko

July 11 (Wednesday) - Nikko to Tokyo

July 12 (Thursday) - Tokyo

July 13 (Friday) - Tokyo

July 14 (Saturday) - Tokyo to Chicago

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1. Re: Itinerary Japan Trip. Please help with transportation

7/2: Take the train from Tokyo to Kyoto instead of going back to NRT airport to fly. It will be much quicker as the trains travel between city centers so you skip the airport <> city transit which costs you both time and money.

If you want to save some money, you can move Nikko to within 7 days of the Tokyo <> Kyoto roundtrip so you can use a 7-day JR Pass. However, between Nikko and Kyoto, the train ride takes about 4.5 hours. Note that one night instead of two might be enough at Nikko and surrounding areas. If you want to stick to your current plans, get a pass from Tobu:

http://www.tobu.co.jp/foreign/en/pass/

There isn't much wrong with your plans otherwise. There are day trips you can take that might affect JR Pass or regional pass calculation.

What to see and do starter's guide: http://www.japan-guide.com

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2. Re: Itinerary Japan Trip. Please help with transportation

Thanks for the reply. I appreciate your helpful information.

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