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3 Train Trip, Buy Pass or Individual

We are a family of four (two boys ages 18 & 20) traveling by train as follows:

May 16 Tokyo Station to Matsumoto
May 22 Wakura Onsen/Nanao or Kanazawa to Kyoto
May 25 Kyoto to Tokyo

May 29 Tokyo Ginza area to Narita

Can someone suggest how to determine if a pass (and if so which one) might make sense or if we should just buy individual ticket?

Thanks so much.

Hi Steve,
Sorry for the slow follow-up. I hope your trip is still on.
If you could squeeze all the long distance stuff into one week, the 1 week JR pass would be worth the money. However, you don’t have enough travel to justify the 2 week pass, so if I were you I would just buy tickets at the JR office.

Not sure if it’s still on. We’ll decide in a couple of weeks. Assuming it is, we’ll buy individual tickets.

Thanks for getting back to me. Love your site.