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

  1. Sabine says:


    we are a family with two kids (19 and14) and we will arrive at Narita on July 7th. On July 10th we want to travel to Takayama. From Takayama we travel to Osaka to visit Kyoto, Nara. From Osaka we will make a trip to Shikoku, where we want to travel around by train and bus. The last days we will stay at Hiroshima. On July 30th we will fly back from Hiroshima airport to Amsterdam.
    Could you please give me some information about the train connections? Especially from Tokyo to Takayama? We have to go to Shinhodakaonsenguchi bus stop where our hotel is. We will buy JR passes for the four of us, which as I found out, is the cheapest way of traveling, isn’t it?
    Thanks for your information and help.
    With kind regards,

    Sabine von Behr

  2. Sherman says:

    Hi Takeshi,

    My 13 friends and I will travel to Japan on 2/6-8/6 (2/6-5/6 osaka+Kyoto , 6/6-8/6 Tokyo), we will live near the oebashi station during the days in osaka and akabane station during the days in Tokyo, which kind of JR pass etc. will you recommend?

    Thanks a lot!!


  3. Rachael says:

    Hi there,

    Your website is super informative.. but I’m still so confused :(! I’m travelling to Japan from June 17 – 24. Can you give me some advice on what type of transportation method I should take?

    This is my planned itinerary:
    June 17 – arrive at Narita airport
    June 18 – Tokyo –
    June 19 – Tokyo
    June 20 – Tokyo
    June 21 – Tokyo to Kyoto – what is the travel time?
    June 22 – Kyoto to Osaka
    June 23 – Osaka – Day trip to Hiroshima
    June 24 – Osaka to Narita airport, leaving in the evening

    Much appreciated in advance!


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