Greater Tokyo Pass offers unlimited ride of Tokyo Subway and major Non JR lines in Tokyo and surrounding area.

Downtown Tokyo (C) Yasufumi Nishi / JNTO

In March, 2018, new rail pass, “Greater Tokyo Pass” was launched in overseas tourist market. This new deal covers all subway lines in Tokyo and major non JR railway services in Tokyo and surrounding area. Both Haneda and Narita airports are covered by this pass. You can start using this pass right after you arrive in Japan.

In this post, I would like to share the information about Greater Tokyo Pass. You will find how you use this pass and what type of travel you can get the worth by.

Overview

In Japan, there are many train companies. Especially in Tokyo, JR, Tokyo Metro, Tobu Railway, Odakyu Railway, Keisei Railway and many more railway lines run in downtown core. Actually even for Japanese who do not live in Tokyo, this is very complicated. JR used to be Japan National Railway. It was public sector but it was privatized many years ago. JR has train network throughout Japan. There are many rail passes, such as JR Pass, JR East Pass, Tokyo Wide Pass.

But when you travel in Japan, you will use other train companies. For example, when you go to Hakone, Odakyu Railway is very convenient. When you go to Nikko, Tobu Railway is very convenient. However there was no deals to cover both Odakyu and Tobu railways. When you visit the places in downtown Tokyo, Tokyo Metro has bigger network than JR.

Greater Tokyo Pass is first ever deal to cover all major non JR train companies and Tokyo subway lines.

Please see the link below to find the press release from Tokyo Metro. You will find more information there.

Press release from Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Toei Subway Transportation

The deal offers three consecutive days unlimited ride on the railway and subway which are covered. You can have only one pass to cover these many trains.

Prices and valid period

DurationAdultChild
3 days7,2003,600

Child rate is applied to 6 to 11 years old. Child who is 5 years old and younger is free of charge.

One day means midnight to midnight, technically 0:00 to 23:59. Even if you start using the pass at 23:00. you will spend one full day for just one hour. So try to start in the morning. It does not make sense to start to use in late evening.

How to purchase Greater Tokyo Pass

Keio Railway Shinjuku station is one of the sales locations.

You cannot purchase this pass in advance. But there are many locations to buy this pass in Tokyo, such as Narita airport, Haneda airport, most of Tokyo Metro station’s commuter pass sales window and many major non JR station. You may find the sales location list in the press release which I mentioned above.

Valid railway lines

Greater Tokyo Pass covers all subway services in Tokyo. And also it covers most of major non JR railway lines. Please see the list below to find which train companies are covered:

  • Tokyu Railway (line map)
    Shibuya is the terminal station in Tokyo. This railway runs to Yokohama, Shimo-Takaido, Chuo-Rinkan. Many of trains go through Yokohama Minatomirai line. In train operation, Yokohama Minatomirai line is a part of Tokyu Railway line. You can get Yokohama bay area directly from Shibuya.
  • Tobu Railway (line map)
    Tobu Railway has two terminal stations, Asakusa and Ikebukuro. From Ikebukuro, train runs to Saitama prefecture, such as Kawagoe, Yorii. From Asakusa, train runs to Saitama, Gumma and Tochigi. You can get Nikko and Kinugawa-Onsen from Asakusa by this railway.
  • Seibu Railway (line map)
    Seibu Railway has two terminal stations, Seibu-Shinjuku and Ikebukuro. It connects these terminal stations and many places in Saitama, such as Hon-Kawagoe, Tokorozawa, Chichibu.
  • Keio Railway (line map)
    Keio Railway connects Shinjuku and western part of Tokyo, such as Tama, Hachioji, Takaosan. Keio Railway also connects Shibuya and Inokashira.
  • Odakyu Railway (line map)
    Shinjuku is the terminal station in Tokyo. This railway line goes to Odawara and Enoshima. Limited Express “Romancecar” goes through Hakone-Yumoto via Odawara. But this pass does not cover Odawara to Hakone-Yumoto. Hakone Free Pass is required to visit Hakone. Enoshima is the gateway to Kamakura.
  • Keisei Railway (line map)
    Ueno is the terminal station in Tokyo. This railway runs to Chiba and Narita Airport. Some of the train go through subway line. Oshiage (Tokyo Skytree), Asakusa and Ginza are located on this subway line. You can get these places from Narita airport directly. Both subway and Keisei are covered by this pass.
  • Keikyu Railway (line map)
    Shinagawa is the terminal station in Tokyo. This railway connects Sengakuji, Shinagawa, Haneda airport, Kawasaki, Yokohama, Uraga, Msakiguchi. This railway line connects to subway line at Sengakuji. Many train go through this subway line. This line is same subway line as Keisei railway connection. Many trains run on Keikyu railway, subway Asakusa line and Keisei railway.
  • Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway (line map)
    Tokyo Subway lines belong to two companies and both are covered by this pass.
  • Sotetsu Railway (line map)
    Sagami Railway lines has train network in Kanagawa prefecture, such as Yokohama.
  • Tokyo Saraku Tram / Arakawa line (line map)
    Sagami Railway lines has train network in Kanagawa prefecture, such as Yokohama.
  • Yokohama Municipal Subway (line map)
    Sagami Railway lines has train network in Kanagawa prefecture, such as Yokohama.
  • Yokohama Minatomirai line (line map)
    This line runs between Yokohama and Motomachi-Chukagai. This line runs along Yokohama bay area. This is very convenient for sightseeing in Yokohama. In train operation, this is a part of Tokyu Railway line. Most of trains run from Shibuya.

The following link is in Japanese but you can find the coverage map in page 5 of the link below:
Greater Tokyo Pass (Japanese)

Valid bus lines

There are so many bus lines which are covered by this pass. The following bus companies are covered. But actually I do not have any detailed information about which route is covered by this pass. I show you only bus company’s name here:

  • Tokyo Toei Bus
  • Tokyu Bus
  • Keio Bus
  • Kanto Bus
  • Seibu Bus
  • Kokusai Kogyo Bus
  • Odakyu Bus
  • Keihin Kyuko Bus
  • Keisei Bus
  • Tobu Central Bus
  • Tachikawa Bus
  • Nishi Tokyo Bus
  • Hitachi Jidosha Kotsu Bus
  • Keio Bus Higashi
  • Tokyu Trance Bus
  • City Bus Tachikawa
  • Keisei Town Bus
  • Keio Bus Minami
  • Keio Bus Chuo
  • Keio Bus Koganei
  • Yokohama City Bus
  • Kanagawa Chuo Kotsu Bus
  • Kawasaki Tsurumi Rinko Bus
  • Kawasaki City Bus
  • Sotetsu Bus
  • Kanagawa Chuo Kotsu Nishi Bus
  • Enoden Bus Fujisawa
  • Kanagawa Chuo Kotsu Higashi Bus
  • Enoden Bus Yokohama
  • Kominato Tetsudo Bus
  • Chiba Kotsu Bus
  • Tobu Bus East
  • Chiba Chuo Bus
  • Toyo Bus
  • Hanto Jidosha Bus
  • Tokyo Bay City Kotsu Bus
  • Narita Airport Kotsu Bus
  • Chiba Kaihin Kotsu Bus
  • Chiba Nairiku Bus
  • Chiba Rainbow Bus
  • Chiba Green Bus
  • Chiba City Bus
  • Heiwa Kotsu Bus
  • Asuka Kotsu Bus
  • Keisei Transit Bus
  • Chiba Seaside Bus
  • Tobu Bus West
  • Ibaraki Kyuko Bus
  • Kawagoe Kanko Bus
  • Asahi Jidosha Bus
  • Seibu Kanko Bus
  • Kokusai Juou Bus

These above bus companies have local bus lines in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama prefectures. In my understanding, most of city bus lines are covered. But express bus, long distance bus, overnight bus and airport limousine bus are not covered.

Valid train

Tobu Railway 100 series Spacia
Tobu Railway Limited Express Spacia

The above railway lines are covered but extra surcharge is required to take the following trains even the trains run on the coverage line.:

  • Odakyu Railway limited express train “Romancecar”
  • Tobu Railway limited express train “Spacia”, “Revaty”
  • Seibu Railway “Red Arrow”, “S-Train”, “Haijima Liner”
  • Odakyu Railway “Romancecar”
  • Keisei Railway “Skyliner”
  • Keio Railway “Keio Liner”
  • Keikyu Railway “Wing”, “Morning Wing”
  • Tokyu Railway “S-Train”
  • Yokohama Minatomirai line “S-Train”
  • Tokyo Metro Subway “Romancecar”, “S-Train”

These above trains have reserved seat. You have to pay for that. The extra fare is 300 to 1000 yen. It is varied by the distance or the type of train.

Coverage area and place

Town of Kawagoe (C) Yasufumi Nishi / JNTO

This pass covers most part of Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba. The following tourist places are covered by this pass.

  • Nikko
  • Yokohama
  • Enoshima
  • Kawagoe
  • Chichibu
  • Mt. Takao

This pass covers all lines of Tokyo subway system. You can visit most of places in downtown Tokyo. But subway and other covered train lines do not go to Tokyo Disneyland/DisneySea and Odaiba.

This pass covers Haneda airport by Keikyu Railway line and Narita airport by Keisei Railway line. You can start using this pass right after you arrive in Japan if you want. Of course you can purchase the pass in both airports.

You can use this pass for the trip to Hakone partially. This pass covers only Shinjuku to Odawara. You need to add Hakone Free Pass (Odawara departure version) for sightseeing in Hakone.

Compare regular fare and Greater Tokyo Pass

When you think about purchasing this deal, you have to make sure that you get the worth or not. I show you some one day trip sample fare tables. You may combine these and if total fares reach 7,200 yen, you can go for this pass.
*All rates are based on the base fare as of March, 2018.

Trip to Nikko and Tokyo Skytree from Shinjuku

SegmentTransportationFare (Yen)
Shinjuku to AsakusaSubway240
Asakusa to Tobu-NikkoTobu Railway1,360
Tobu-Nikko to Tokyo SkytreeTobu Railway1,360
Oshiage to ShinjukuSubway270
Total fare3,230

Trip to Kinugawa Onsen and Nikko Edo Wonderland from Shinjuku

SegmentTransportationFare (Yen)
Shinjuku to AsakusaSubway240
Asakusa to Kinugawa OnsenTobu Railway1,550
Kinugawa Onsen to AsakusaTobu Railway1,550
Asakusa to ShinjukuSubway240
Total fare3,580

Trip to Yokohama from Shinjuku

SegmentTransportationFare (Yen)
Shinjuku to ShibuyaSubway170
Shibuya to Minato-MiraiTokyu Railway
Manatomirai line
450
Minatomirai to Motomachi-ChukagaiTobu Railway180
Matomachi-Chukagai to ShibuyaSubway480
Shibuya to ShinjukuSubway170
Total fare1,450

Tokyo sightseeing

SegmentTransportationFare (Yen)
Shinjuku to Meiji-Jingumae
(Harajuku)
Subway170
Meiji-Jingumae to GinzaSubway170
Ginza to Sakuradamon
(Imperial Palace)
Subway170
Sakuradamon to AkihabaraTobu Railway170
Akihabara to UenoSubway170
Ueno to AsakusaSubway170
Asakusa to Tokyo SkytreeTobu Railway150
Oshiage to RoppongiSubway270
Roppongi to ShinjukuSubway220
Total fare1,660

Trip to Kawagoe from Shinjuku

SegmentTransportationFare (Yen)
Shinjuku to IkebukuroSubway170
Ikebukuro to KawagoeTobu Railway470
Kawagoe to IkebukuroTobu Railway470
Oshiage to ShinjukuSubway170
Total fare1,280

Trip to Enoshima from Shinjuku

SegmentTransportationFare (Yen)
Shinjuku to Katase-EnoshimaOdakyu Railway630
Katase-Enoshima to ShinjukuOdakyu Railway630
Total fare1,260

Fares for Narita Airport to Ueno by Keisei Railway

Base fare is from 1,240 yen

Fares for Haneda Airport to Shinagawa by Keikyu Railway

Base fare is from 410 yen

How to get the worth of Greater Tokyo Pass

This pass is sold at 7,200 for 3 days. That means you have to spend 2,400 yen value averagely every day. However as I showed some sample fare tables, it is not easy to spend 2,400 yen value everyday to visit only one place. Only trip to Nikko or Kinugawa Onsen can give you a big value. You basically have to visit a few places a day. Otherwise you cannot get the worth of this pass.

Compare Greater Tokyo Pass and Tokyo Wide Pass

JR sells Tokyo Wide Pass. These two passes seem to be similar. You may be wondering which pass the is better deal. Actually these are quite different.

Price

Tokyo Wide Pass 10,000 yen
Greater Tokyo Pass 7,200 yen

Greater Tokyo Pass is cheaper but there are some reasons.

Coverage area of outside Tokyo

LocationTokyo Wide PassGreater Tokyo Pass
NikkoYesYes
Kinugawa-OnsenYesYes
HakoneNoNo
Kawaguchiko
(Mt. Fuji)
YesNo
KawagoeYesYes
Kusatsu OnsenYesNo
YokohamaYesYes
EnoshimaNoYes
KamakuraYes (*1)Yes (*2)
Gala YuzawaYesNo
Atami, IzuYesNo
Hitachi Seaside ParkYes (*3)No
KaruizawaYesNo

*1 You can get Kamakura by Tokyo Wide Pass. But some of places in Kamakura are not located near Kamakura station, such as Big Buddha. You have to take Enoden Railway which is not covered by Tokyo Wide Pass.

*2 You can get Kamakura by Enoden bus from Fujisawa.

*3 You can get Katsuta station. But you have to take other railway or local bus to get Hitachi Seaside Park. Those local transportation are not covered.

Tokyo Wide Pass offers much bigger coverage area. If you intend to visit Kusatsu Onsen, Izu, Gala Yuzawa and/or Karuizawa, your choice is Tokyo Wide Pass.

Coverage area of inside Tokyo

LocationTokyo Wide PassGreater Tokyo Pass
Tsukiji Market (*1)NoYes
GinzaYes (*2)Yes
Marunouchi
(Tokyo station)
YesYes
ShinjukuYesYes
ShibuyaYesYes
HarajukuYesYes
UenoYesYes
AkihabaraYesYes
RoppongiNoYes
AsakusaNoYes
Tokyo SkytreeNoYes
OdaibaYesNo
Tokyo Disneyland/DisneySeaYesNo

*1 Tsukiji Market will be closed by the end of 2018. It will move to Toyosu in Tokyo Bay area. Toyosu-Shijo station of Yurikamome line is the nearest station but neither passes cover Yurikamome line. But you may able to walk from Kokusai-Tenjijo station of Rinkai Line which is covered by Tokyo Wide Pass. But you need to walk 1.8 km for 20 minutes.
*2 The nearest station to Ginza by Tokyo Wide Pass is Yurakucho. But Ginza is located within walking distance from Yurakucho.

Greater Tokyo Pass covers more in downtown Tokyo because subway network is much bigger than JR train network. However Tokyo Wide Pass covers Odaiba and Tokyo Disney Resort. These are big benefits.

Limited express trains

Tokyo Wide Pass covers reserved ordinary seat fee on all limited express trains except for Shinkansen (bullet train) ride between Tokyo and Atami. Greater Tokyo Pass does not cover any express train fee. I show you some examples:

Trip to Nikko

Tokyo Wide Pass covers the following trips fully:
Shinjuku (Limited Express Nikko) Tobu-Nikko
Tokyo/Ueno (Shinkansen) Utsunomiya (Local train) Nikko

Greater Tokyo Pass covers the following trips:
Asakusa (Tobu Railway) Kurihashi (Tobu Railway) Tobu-Nikko

You can get Asakusa by subway from most of places in downtown Tokyo. From Asakusa, you can take Tobu Railway. But there is no direct train options available by this pass. Limited Express Spacia and Revaty go to Tobu-Nikko directly from Asakusa but you need to pay limited express fee on top of Greater Tokyo Pass.

Trip to Hakone

Both passes do not cover Hakone and both cover until you get Odawara. But Tokyo Wide Pass offers more comfortable train trip. Please see the link below:

How to build the trip plan to Hakone. Various sample itineraries of Hakone

Assessment

Honestly I am not impressed by Greater Tokyo Pass. If it includes all part of Hakone and Enoshima Dentetsu in Kamakura, and all limited express surcharge, this pass is much more attractive. This pass covers many bus lines but I cannot find which route this pass covers. It is very difficult for even Japanese. This pass is too expensive to use in downtown Tokyo. Actually this is a bit hard to get the worth of this pass. Tokyo Wide Pass is more useful even though the price is higher than Greater Tokyo Pass.

But this pass has just been launched. It may be improved and change some conditions. I appreciate all non JR railway companies cooperate and release new deal.

Please try to find the way to use of this pass. It may save your cost to stay in Japan!

42 thoughts on “Greater Tokyo Pass offers unlimited ride of Tokyo Subway and major Non JR lines in Tokyo and surrounding area.”

  1. Hi,

    We will be travelling to Japan and will arrived on the night of Dec 4th until Dec 12th.

    We will be staying in Tokyo Bay.

    We will be covering Tokyo, DisneySea, Obaida, Yokohama and Kawaguchiko.

    What will be the best pass that will be suitable for us.

    We won’t be getting JR Pass because its a bit expensive.

    Thank you very much and looking forward for the assistance.

    1. Hi Tomnie,

      Tokyo Wide Pass is the best choice to cover Kawaguchiko and Yokohama, and Odaiba too.
      https://jprail.com/travel-informations/other-rail-passes/rail-pass-for-visitors/tokyo-wide-pass-is-newer-version-of-kanto-area-pass-nikko-fuji-gala-yuzawa-and-odaiba-are-covered-by-this-pass.html

      It covers also Narita to/from Tokyo. If you can use this pass for the first or last 3 days, you can use this pass for one way Narita to/from Tokyo. In this case, try to put Kawaguchiko and Yokohama. If you don’t use this pass for Narita to/from Tokyo, you can use this pass to get Odaiba.

      For the rest of your trip, please see the link below:
      https://jprail.com/destinations/kanto-area/tokyo-kanto-area/guide-to-take-trains-in-tokyo-how-to-choose-the-best-deal-and-the-best-route-by-train-to-get-the-major-spots.html
      https://jprail.com/sample-itineraries/airport-access/narita/the-list-of-deals-for-access-to-downtown-tokyo-from-narita-airport.html

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  2. Dear Takeshi-san,

    Greetings! Appreciate if you could please check my itinerary below whether correct passes are used for my trip to Tokyo. I’m a first-time solo traveler by the way.

    === Following day using 24-hour Tokyo Metro Pass + Keikyu Line One-Way Ticket (1200 yen) ===
    Day 1 | 24 Oct | Wed: Touch down at Haneda Airport in the AM. Asakusa/Ueno/Akihabara/Ginza/Shinjuku (Stay:Asakusa)

    === Following days using 72-hour Tokyo Metro Pass (1500 yen) ===
    Day 2 | 25 Oct | Thu: Asakusa/Ueno/Akihabara/Ginza/Shinjuku (Stay:Asakusa)
    Day 3-4 | 26-27 Oct | Fri-Sat: Mt. Mitake/Shinjuku/Ikebukuro/Roppongi/Shibuya (Stay:Asakusa)

    === Following days using 3-day Hakone Free Pass (5140 yen) ===
    Day 5-7 | 28-30 Oct | Sun-Tue: Hakone (Stay:Hakone)

    === Following days using 48-hour Tokyo Metro Pass + Keikyu Line One-Way Ticket (1600 yen) ===
    Day 7 | 30 Oct | Tue: Leaving Hakone to Tokyo second half of the day (Stay:Chuo-ku)
    Day 8 | 31 Oct | Wed: Mt. Takao (Stay:Chuo-ku)
    Day 9 | 1 Nov | Thu: Asakusa/Shinjuku, departing from Haneda Airport back to home country at night

    Regards,
    V0n

      1. Hi Takeshi-san,

        I still do not see where you saw Keikyu one way + Tokyo subway is not available. Please enlighten me again.

        Regards,
        V0n

        1. Hi V0n san,

          One way deal is available but this deal is sold at Haneda airport Keihin Kyuko railway tourist information center only. And one way means Haneda to Sengakuji. You cannot purchase this deal anywhere in downtown Tokyo and you cannot use one way to Haneda. Please see the link below to find the image of this deal. You can find the direction of one way.
          https://d1jgrpnx5qsq8g.cloudfront.net/images/content/1280×720/aa4bc902-6ef1-4a3e-8abc-d1517bfa9cb8.png

          So your choice is using round trip deal + 72 hours and add some more Tokyo Subway Ticket.

          Cheers,

          Takeshi / JPRail.com

          1. Now I see. Thanks for highlighting that, glad that I’m checking with you, you’re very resourceful, Takeshi-san! Am I allowed to buy the Tokyo Metro Pass in advance even if it’s not going to be used on the day I purchase it?

            === Following days using 72-hour Tokyo Metro Pass + Keikyu Line Return Ticket (2200 yen) + 24-hour Tokyo Metro Pass (800 yen) ===
            Day 1 | 24 Oct | Wed: Touch down at Haneda Airport in the AM. Asakusa/Ueno/Akihabara/Ginza/Shinjuku (Stay:Asakusa)
            Day 2 | 25 Oct | Thu: Asakusa/Ueno/Akihabara/Ginza/Shinjuku (Stay:Asakusa)
            Day 3-4 | 26-27 Oct | Fri-Sat: Mt. Mitake/Shinjuku/Ikebukuro/Roppongi/Shibuya (Stay:Asakusa)

            === Following days using 3-day Hakone Free Pass (5140 yen) ===
            Day 5-7 | 28-30 Oct | Sun-Tue: Hakone (Stay:Hakone)

            === Following days using 48-hour Tokyo Metro Pass (1200 yen) ===
            Day 7 | 30 Oct | Tue: Leaving Hakone to Tokyo second half of the day (Stay:Chuo-ku)
            Day 8 | 31 Oct | Wed: Mt. Takao (Stay:Chuo-ku)
            Day 9 | 1 Nov | Thu: Asakusa/Shinjuku, departing from Haneda Airport back to home country at night

  3. Hi Takeshi san,

    I am travelling to Japan with my 2 adult daughters arriving on the evening of 9 October. We are staying in Tokyo until 13th October and will not be activating our 14 day JR pass until 12 October. Can you please advise the best way to cover the cost of the trip in from Narita Airport and sightseeing around Tokyo for 3 days?

    Thankyou, Judith

  4. Dear Takeshi San,
    I will arrive in Haneda International Airport for 5days visit to Tokyo Japan and would like to know which pass for traveling on trains & bus in Tokyo & Disneyland will be suitable for 2 person. My hotel is Kiekyu XE INN Airport Hotel continuesly 5days stay there.
    Thank you.
    Regards,
    Ilangovan Rethnam

    1. Hi Ilangovan san,

      I think the best option is using Suica (or Pasmo) and/or Tokyo Subway Ticket. Subway covers most part of downtown Tokyo but it does not cover Haneda. As you probably noticed, you have to take Keihin Kyuko train or airport bus to get downtown Tokyo from Haneda. Greater Tokyo Pass covers both Keihin Kyuko and subway but this is too expensive for your trip. You cannot get the worth of it.
      So I recommend you to use Haneda access + Subway combo deal (Welcome Tokyo Subway Ticket). You can use Haneda access portion for the first day. You can take Keihin Kyuko railway to get Tokyo and start using Tokyo Subway ticket. After the second day, using Suica or Pasmo to take Keihin Kyuko and then using Tokyo Subway Ticket as you need. When you go to Tokyo Disneyland, you have to take JR trains and it is not covered by Tokyo Subway Ticket. You have to use Suica or Pasmo.
      Please see the links below to find more info:
      https://www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/airport_bus/index.html
      https://jprail.com/destinations/kanto-area/tokyo-kanto-area/guide-to-take-trains-in-tokyo-how-to-choose-the-best-deal-and-the-best-route-by-train-to-get-the-major-spots.html
      https://jprail.com/travel-informations/other-rail-passes/rail-pass-for-residents/what-is-ic-card-suica-icoca-pasmo-how-to-use-these-cards.html

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  5. Hello Takeshi

    Please advise whether I should get Greater Tokyo Pass(GTP) or Tokyo Wide Pass (TWP)?

    I’m doing Disney, Kawagoe, and Nikko. If I get GTP, I would have to top up cash for limited express trains like Kegon to go to Nikko? How much is it? Can I do this online?

    But if I get TWP, I would have to buy a bus pass which could be ¥2,000 as it doesn’t cover bus fares in Nikko. Will it be the same for Kawagoe?

    I am drawn to GTP for its greater train frequency, newer limited express trains and that it covers bus fares in Nikko and Kawagoe. But I know it doesn’t cover Disney. So just wondering which is a better deal?

    Thanks so much!

    Lynn

  6. Hi Takeshi

    Just want to ask if we buy Tokyo Wide PAss on the first day , can we use the Nex on the 7th day or we have to use it 3 days straight? Thank you

  7. Hi Takeshi,

    We will stay.in Japan for 7 days.
    Our itineraries
    Day 1 Tokyo from Narita by Keisei skyliner because we will staying at asakusa area
    Day 2 Kawaguchi and Mt Fuji
    Day 3. Nikko
    Day 4 moving to other hotel at shinagawa
    Day 5 Disney sea
    Day 6 Tokyo area
    Day 7 Going to the airport with Nex

    Do you think better purchase wide tokyo pass and tokyo subway + Keisei Skyliner packageor better I change the itinerary?

    Thanks

    1. Hi Deeana,

      Tokyo Wide Pass and subway + Skyliner package are good choice. But if you use Tokyo Wide Pass, you should use it for the last 3 days and switch your trip plan as follows:

      Day 5 Kawaguchiko and Fuji
      Day 6 Nikko
      Day 7 trip to Narita by Nex.

      These three trips are covered by Tokyo Wide Pass and most effective ways to use it.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

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