Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Japan Rail Pass vs Individual ticket purchase as needed

Jump to last reply

Japan experts...please advise...

Need suggestions on whether we should buy the Japan Rail Pass for the following itinerary:

Day 1-We arrive in to Narita airport around 5pm.
Need transportation from Narita airport to Tokyo. Stay 1 night in Tokyo.

2)Take the Shinkansen to Kyoto. in Kyoto 4 nights.
Sight seeing around Kyoto by train, taxi, foot.

3) Take the Shinkansen back to Tokyo and spend 3 nights there.
Plan to tour Asakusa, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ginza, Hakone, and maybe Kamakura.

4) Need Transportation back to Narita Airport

Questions I need help with...
1) what transportation should we used from/ to Narita airport to Tokyo?
2) By purchasing the Japan Rail pass, would it be the most economical and efficient way to tour Tokyo and Kyoto?
I read that the Japan Rail pass can be used on the Hikari Shinkansen ( Tokyo- Kyoto- Tokyo). This would save us from having to purchase additional tickets on the Shinkansen.

3) while touring Tokyo and Kyoto, would we be able to simply use the JRpass or would we need to purchase additional tickets? Can the JR pass be used on subways?

Any other advise, suggestions, and ideas for a fun and efficient way to get around Japan would be appreciated! Arigato minasan!

4 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Hotel or Air First for Japan?
  2. 2 Which to see first - Kyoto or Tokyo?
  3. 3 First trip to Japan-17 night Itinerary in Cherry Blossom season
  4. 4 questions about trip to Mrauk U
  5. 5 Elephants in Northern Thailand
  6. 6 Bangkok: Shangri-La, Penninsula, Mandarin Oriental
  7. 7 Trip Report vietnam and laos
  8. 8 A Thailand holiday vacation 9 years in a row!
  9. 9 Trip Report My SEA trip - photos update
  10. 10 Trip Report From Ryokan to Buddhist Monastery: Two Weeks in Japan
  11. 11 Best country to visit 1st time in Southeast Asia
  12. 12 What did you think of Mumbai?
  13. 13 You're Not Going to Japan AGAIN?
  14. 14 1 week in Southeast Asia
  15. 15 Drink Rec for Sri Lankan Food
  16. 16 First trip to Vietnam! Help me with my itinerary please!
  17. 17 Jewelry shopping in Bangkok
  18. 18 Great place for a honeymoon destination?
  19. 19 Trip Report Travel Report to Siem Reap + Angkor + Northwest Cambodia
  20. 20 New Hanoi Hotel opening
  21. 21 Japan Itinerary Help Please! 4.5-4.17
  22. 22 Advice needed for April itinerary and rail pass
  23. 23 visiting Edu castle on 1/2/15
  24. 24 Are teens dressed in costumes in Harajuku on days other than Sunday?
  25. 25 Trip Report Travel Report for Laos - Asia’s Most Relaxed Destination
View next 25 » Back to the top