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Sample Itineraries - Japan Rail Pass

7 day pass itinerary

Price per person based on twin share
minimum participant : 1 persons
Days: 7
from £196

Price Includes:

7 Day Japan Rail Pass (ordinary class)

*Journey times and the single ticket cost are subject to change without notice
**price subject to change without notice, correct as of 19/11/2018
***Prices accurate as of 19/11/2018

Tour Detail

With a 7-Day Japan Rail Pass you’ll have plenty of flexibility and freedom to see all of the highlights - even more so if you plan ahead and organise your time! We understand planning a trip can be overwhelming, so we’ve put together a handy sample 7-Day JR Pass itinerary for you to use as inspiration to help create an incredible trip and make the most of your JR Pass. In one week you can fit plenty of exciting attractions, eat plenty of delicious food and immerse yourself in the Japanese culture. Our sample itinerary includes all of these amazing cities: Tokyo, Nikko, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Hiroshima!

Itinerary - 7 Days

  1. Day 1

    Location
    UK to Tokyo
    Arrive in Tokyo Narita / Haneda and use your JR Pass to transfer to Tokyo city using the Narita Express (from Narita) or Tokyo Monorail (from Haneda).
  2. Day 2

    Location
    Tokyo
    Our suggestions:
    For your first 2 days, enjoy discovering all that Tokyo has to offer. You can use your JR Pass on the JR Yamanote line that goes to popular locations such as Shibuya, Shinjuku, Akihabara and Harajuku Why not head to Shibuya crossing for plenty of fabulous shopping options and then try out some Japanese food (and if you're feeling really adventurous some karaoke)?

    (Tokyo to Shibuya approx. 25 minutes by JR Yamanote Line)
  3. Day 3

    Location
    Tokyo to Nikko
    On day 3, take a day trip to Nikko! Known as a centre of both Shinto and Buddhism, Nikko has magnificent temples and shrines sit side-by-side in this amazing home of Japanese spirituality. The mausoleum here to one of Japan's most famous Shogun's is one of a kind, and truly astounding!

    (Tokyo to Nikko approx. 105mins by Nasuno Shinkansen & JR Nikko Line)
  4. Day 4

    Location
    Tokyo to Kyoto
    Travel to Kyoto with your JR Pass.

    I hope you're ready for some temples!
    What Tokyo is to skyscrapers, Kyoto is to temples. They're everywhere and many of them are spectacular. Particular highlights include Kinkakuji, Kiyomizu-dera, and Roan-ji.

    (Tokyo to Kyoto approx. 161mins by Hikari Shinkansen)
  5. Day 5

    Location
    Kyoto, Nara, Osaka
    Enjoy sightseeing in Nara, another old capital renowned for its giant Buddha and deer that roam free throughout the city. In the evening, head to the exciting and vibrant city of Osaka, less than 30mins away from Kyoto!

    (Kyoto to Nara approx. 45mins by JR Nara Line Rapid Service)
    (Nara to Osaka approx. 50mins by JR Yamatoji Rapid Service)
    (Osaka to Kyoto approx. 29mins by JR Kyoto Line Local for SHINKANSEN HIKARI)
  6. Day 6

    Location
    Kyoto, Hiroshima
    Another day another fantastic day trip!

    Hiroshima is the home of the Peace Museum, a sombre but moving and important site. Additionally, it is home of the Itsukushima Shrine, a beautiful red gate that emerges directly out of the ocean.

    (Kyoto to Hiroshima approx. 110mins by SHINKANSEN HIKARI and SHINKANSEN SAKURA)
  7. Day 7

    Location
    Kyoto
    Make your way from Kyoto to Osaka Kansai International Airport.

    (Kyoto to Kansai International Airport approx. 80mins LTD. EXP HARUKA)
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Price Includes:

7 Day Japan Rail Pass (ordinary class)

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