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Guide to plan your trip. Fare Calculation

This website shows you how to use Japan Rail Pass. But some of visitors have a plan to buy a single ticket. Even Japan Rail Pass user need to pay a single fare when they want to save the pass. So I would like to share the useful links and the information with you.


JR’s rule on passenger’s ticket

JR fare rule is so difficult to understand for the tourists from overseas. Even some travel agents in Japan do not understand this rule completely.

I show you other simple fare tables below. But these fare tables show you a simple round trip or one way trip only. If you need to calculate for multi-city itinerary, you need to understand JR rules. I wrote about fare rule very simply at the post, For non JR pass travellers. Guide to use JR single ticket, basic rules, validity and stopover. You can get an information about purchasing and using single ticket.


You can get a fare very easily. (click to view larger image)

You can get a fare very easily. (click to view larger image)

This is the easiest way to get the fare. I show you how to use this website at other post. Please refer Japan Railways’s timetables

Fare and Charges at JR East English website

You can find a single fare and surcharge for the following trains:

Fare and Surcharges at JR Central English website

This website offer you the fare table of Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen.

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320 Comments to “Guide to plan your trip. Fare Calculation”

  1. Jas says:

    Hi Takeshi San,

    Can you please assist to check which other pass do I need for my itinerary?

    Day 1- Reach Kansai airport > Kyoto > Nagoya > Takayama (stay 2 nights)
    Go from Nagoya for the timing and the sake of view in Wide Hida.

    Day 2- Shirakawa-go, Shin Hotaka Ropeway

    Day 3- Hirayu Onsen, Takayama > Kanazawa > Kyoto (stay 7 nights)

    Day 4- Kiyomizudera, Yasaka Shrine, Gion, Ginkakuji

    Day 5- Arashiyama, Bamboo Groves, Monkey Park Iwatayama, Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple

    Day 6- Fushimi Inari Shrine, Nara

    Day 7- Osaka- Minami, Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi, Den Den Town, Kuromon Ichiba Market, Nankinmachi, Ikuta Shrine (Full day trip)

    Day 8- Nijo Castle, Nishiki Market

    Day 9- Koyasan or Osaka (optional)

    Day 10- Depart Japan.

    I will be buying Takayama- Hokuriku Pass, Icocca & Haruka Pass.
    What other pass is suitable for me to travel around Kyoto?
    And if I intend to go Mt Koya, which pass do i need?

    Many thanks!

  2. Angie says:

    Hi, im reaching Osaka on 19dec. Going straight to Nagano for 3 nights. And back to Osaka, where I be staying for the next 1 week.
    Other than the major Osaka attractions, we are going to Nara, Kyoto, Ninjutsu village in Koka, Rinku outlet and Mt Rokko in Kobe.
    Should we get the JR pass? or any other passes?
    confused! please help! Thanks!


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