Train passes for Western Honshu?

Mar 28th, 2012, 01:34 PM
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Train passes for Western Honshu?

We are off to Kyushu and Western Honshu in about 4 weeks.

What is the latest on train passes that can be used from Yamaguchi through to Kyoto.

We were lucky enough to get a special on a JR East pass in 2010 and it was fantastic.

We're not travelling by train enough to warrant a normal JR pass - what we'd like is something we can use on non-consecutive days on Shinkansens and Limited Express trains... possible? or are we dreaming?
yeshekathy is offline  
Mar 28th, 2012, 03:33 PM
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Is this what you're after:
The JR West Rail Pass - Sanyo Area covers Osaka to Hakata (a little further than Yamaguchi).
It costs ¥20,000 for 4 days and ¥30,000 for 8 days. But non-consecutive days? That might be dreaming...
WillJame is offline  
Mar 28th, 2012, 10:05 PM
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The following page from japan-guide describes how you can buy sets of multiple tix (4 to 6) and get a 5 to 10% discount.
I have not done this.
mrwunrfl is offline  
Mar 29th, 2012, 01:40 PM
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We might try the private ticket shops around stations next time and see what they come up with.....
Tommmo is offline  
Apr 8th, 2012, 07:29 AM
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There is a new pass due out in a couple of days that might help you although this one is also a consecutive day pass but you can take the nozomi's with this pass. I wish that they would've made it like their Hokkaido alternate day passes......maybe sometime soon.

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