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JR Pass for December itinerary


Hello. Family of 3 [3 adults] will be arriving at Narita Airport in December. We will spend 3 nights in Tokyo, then travel to Kyoto for 2 nights, back to Tokyo for 1 night before fly out of Narita the next day at 4:00 p.m. Should we buy the JR pass for this 6 night/7 day trip?



Hi tammy

maybe it’s cheaper to buy a return shinkansen ticket (tokyo-kyoto). japanican has some good deals on that. And to get from narita to tokyo you can probably purchase the NEX return ticket for a good price.

That is unless you plan to do some significant day trips from Tokyo or Kyoto


Hi Tammy,

Usually, doing one domestic trip on the Shinkansen doesn’t make a JR Pass worthwhile. Have a look at these articles for ideas on alternatives, including combo packages and bus travel:


thank you! I’ll take a look at these


thank you! We don’t have any day trips planned at the moment.