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.

819 thoughts on “Guide to plan your trip. Fare Calculation”

  1. Hello! I am staying in Yokosuka for a short time but want to visit friends in Sendai! I need to know the round trip cost for two adult! Can you help? Thank you!

  2. Hello. We will be traveling from Nagoya to Takayama on Jan. 22. We will be arriving at Nagoya airport at 5 a.m. and going straight to Takayama. What train do we take to go to Takayama from Nagoya? Is there a JR train that has this route? How much is the fare one-way? Is it cheaper if we buy a round-trip train ticket? Thank you for your prompt reply.

    1. Hi Stephanie,

      You can take limited express Wide View Hida. Please see the link below:

      One way fare is around 6,000 yen. If you want an exact fare, please follow the post above.

      If you intend to visit Shirakawago, Takayama Hokuriku area pass is recommended:


      Takeshi /

  3. Hi, Takeshi! We will be having a 4-day trip to Japan and we’ll land at Narita Airport. We’d like to visit Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka (if possible). Is it practical to purchase the JR pass? or do yo advice us to just get the single ticket journeys?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Rhen,

      If you have round trip to Kyoto and Osaka from Tokyo, JR pass 7 days works. It takes about 3 hours from Tokyo to Kyoto or Osaka by Shinkansen. You will spend many hours to get these cities. Please keep it in your mind.


      Takeshi /

  4. Hi Takeshi!

    My boyfriend and I are traveling from Osaka to Tokyo and we would like to stop along the way in Kyoto, Shizuoka and Odawara.

    We would be leaving Osaka on the 30th of June and aim to arrive in Tokyo by the 8th of July. What would be the cheapest way to make this journey by train? Could we just get one ticket from Osaka to Tokyo?

    We would also like to climb Mt Fuji during our stay and were wondering if it would be easier to do that from Odawara or directly from Tokyo?

    Thanks for your help!

  5. Hi Takeshi!

    I will be arriving from Osaka (KIX) on May 23, 2018 then going to Kagoshima and then back to Osaka for my flight on May 28, 2018. What would be the best JR Pass to get?

  6. Hi Takeshi,

    WE will be travelling to Tokyo.
    Our itinerary :
    Narita airport
    Disney SEA
    Around Tokyo Loop Line
    Maybe mount fuji, etc

    My question is that the JR passes for 7 days is expensive at almost 30k yen.
    Since we are not travelling to osaka etc, would it be cheaper just to pay single ticket journeys or what would you recommend

    1. Hi Alvs,

      You may use airport access + Tokyo subway ticket deal. Please see the link below:

      Regular ticket is okay for Tokyo Disneyland because subway pass does not cover.

      If you go to Fuji, please see the link below:


      Takeshi /

  7. Hi TAkeshi,

    We will be travelling to OSAKA on jan 24-30 2018.

    Would like to have any suggestion on what travel passes should we get?

    From KIX AIRPORT to BEntecho station and vice versa.

    We will be staying in around Bentencho station for the whole 6 days and will be travelling to Kyoto, nara and Osaka.

    24th: arrive at KIx around 8pm

    25th- Universal studios Japan

    26-27- Osaka

    28-29- Kyoto

    30-NAra (morning)

    30- 5pm go KIX AIRPORT (8.45pm flight)

    Any suggestion will be much appreciated.

    thanks in advance

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