Tokyo Wide Pass is newer version of Kanto Area Pass. Nikko, Fuji, Gala Yuzawa and Odaiba are covered by this pass.

The view of Rainbow Bridge from Odaiba (C) Mike Luk / JNTO
The view of Rainbow Bridge from Odaiba (C) Mike Luk / JNTO

Tokyo Wide Pass is currently sold as Kanto Area Pass. This pass will be remodeled and will be sold as Tokyo Wide Pass on December 1, 2015. It covers Tokyo and surrounding area, such as Mt. Fuji, Izu peninsula, or Nikko. Echigo-Yuzawa will be covered by Tokyo Wide Pass but it is not by Kanto Area Pass.

Tokyo Wide Pass will be sold at the higher price on December 1st, 2015 but the coverage ares will be bigger. I would like to show you about this pass and also I talk about the difference between Tokyo Wide Pass and Kanto Area Pass.

Prices and valid period

Validity period Adult
12 years and older
Child
6 to 11 years old
3 consecutive
days
10,000 yen 5,000 yen

*Child who is 5 years old and younger is free but you have to share the seat with child. If you want to have a seat for child too, you have to purchase child pass for even younger than 5 years old.
*This pass will be available from December 1st, 2015. But you can order this pass online in advance at JR East official site.

Tokyo Wide Pass is sold at 10,000 yen. Previous version of this pass, Kanto Area Pass is sold at 8,300 yen. The validity period is 3 consecutive days that is same as Kanto Area Pass. So the price higher than Kanto Area Pass but the coverage area is a bit bigger and more trains are covered by Tokyo Wide Pass.

Coverage Area

Toshogu is the highlight in Nikko. (C) Yasufumi Nishi /  JNTO
Toshogu is the highlight in Nikko. (C) Yasufumi Nishi / JNTO

This pass covers all JR lines in Kanto area, such as Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Yamanashi, Gumma, Ibaragi and Tochigi. And the pass also cover some places in Shizuoka and Nagano prefectures, such as Izu peninsula and Karuizawa. Please check this map to see the details.

Mostly the coverage area is not much different from Kanto Area Pass coverage area. This pass covers the following major spots in the area.

  • Nikko
  • Kawaguchiko (Lake Kawaguchi), Fuji-Q Land
  • Odawara (Gate station to Hakone)
  • Izu peninsula (Atami, Ito, Shimoda)
  • Katsuta (Gate station to Hitachi Seaside Park)
  • Karuizawa
  • Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi (Gate station to Kusatsu)
  • Kamakura
  • Kawagoe
  • Yokohama

And also two more great addition in the coverage of Tokyo Wide Pass.

  • Echigo-Yuzawa, Gala Yuzawa
  • Odaiba, Tokyo Waterfront Area
These two sites cannot be accessed by Kanto Area Pass. Actually these are great addition. Gala Yuzawa is very popular in winter time to play in snow. Odaiba is located in downtown Tokyo. But there is no JR trains to access there. This new deal, Tokyo Wide Pass covers Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Rinkai Line. Please find the coverage map at the official site of JR East. JR East official site – Tokyo Wide Pass

I will tell you the coverage railways at next chapter.

Valid trains and lines

JR deals covers basically JR trains only. Non JR railway’s train and subway are not covered. But Tokyo Wide Pass covers many “NON JR” railway trains. The following railways are NON JR companies but those are covered by Tokyo Wide Pass.

  • Tokyo Monorail (Haneda-Airport – Hamamatsucho)
  • Izu Kyuko Line (Ito – Izukyu-Shimoda)
  • Fuji Kyuko Railway (Otsuki – Kawaguchiko)
  • Joshin Dentetsu Line (Takasaki – Shimonita)
  • Saitama New Urban Transit Line (Omiya – the Railway Museum)
  • Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Rinkai Line (Osaki – Shin-Kiba)
  • Limited Express Nikko, Spacia Nikko, Kinugawa, and Spacia Kinugawa (Shinjuku – Tobu-Nikko / Kinugawa-Onsen)
  • Tobu Railway local trains and rapid trains (Shimo-imaichi – Tobu-Nikko/Kinugawa-Onsen)

Those covered trains are huge benefit of this deal. Japan Rail Pass (a.k.a. JR Pass) covers only Tokyo Monorail. JR East Pass covers many railways on this list but JR East Pass does not cover Fujikyu Railway, Joshin Dentetsu Line and Saitama New Urban Transite Line. Especially Fujikyu Railway is a big benefit. You can get Lake Kawaguchi without any extra by this pass.

Fuji Kyuko Railway

Joshin Dentesu is not very well known. But it gives you access to one of World Heritaga Site, Tomioka Silk Mill from Takasaki.
How to access to the newest World Heritage Tomioka Silk Mill

When you go to Nikko, Tokyo Wide Pass covers limited express train to Nikko from Shinjuku directly. JR East Pass covers this train trip but Japan Rail Pass does not. This is one of the benefits of this rail pass too.
How to access to Nikko from Tokyo. There are three ways from Tokyo, Shinjuku and Asakusa.

Most of trains on this list has been covered by Kanto Area Pass. But at this time, Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Rinkai Line is added on Tokyo Wide Pass. This line is not JR company but trains run through JR Saikyo line. It connects Kawagoe, Omiya, Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Tokyo-Teleport (Odaiba) and Shin-Kiba. You can access to Odaiba from Ikebukuro, Shinjuku and Shibuya directly. Shin-Kiba is only two stations away from Maihama that is the gateway station of Tokyo Disney Resort. Please find more information about Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Rinkai Line at the official site.

Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Rinkai Line

Both Tokyo Wide Pass does not cover Tokaido Shinkansen. Even if you want to use this Shinkansen in JR East area, like Tokyo to Atami or Odawara, this pass does not cover at all because Tokaido Shinkansen is not operated by JR East but JR Central. When you want to get Odawara (Hakone) or Atami, your choice is rapid train or Limited Express Odoriko. These trains are covered by Tokyo Wide Pass.
No express surcharge! Fast, economical and convenient! Rapid service network in Greater Tokyo
Access to Izu and Atami from Tokyo/Yokohama. Limited Express Odoriko / Super View Odoriko

Compare single fare and Tokyo Wide Pass

When you think about purchasing this deal, you need to know this is paid off in your trip or not. I show you some sample.
*All rates are based on base fare and reserved seat limited express supplement in regular season.

Trip to Nikko or Kinugawa-Onsen from Shinjuku or Ikebukuro by direct limited express train, Nikko or Kinugawa

Total fare is 4,000 yen for one way to either Nikko or Kinugawa-Onsen. You have to use the pass more to get the worth of this deal.

Trip to Nikko from Tokyo by Shinkansen and local train

If you stay at east side of Tokyo, like Shinagawa, Tokyo, Ueno, this route may be faster than direct express from Shinjuku.
Total fare is 5,580 yen for one way. Tokyo Wide Pass is cheaper than only this round trip cost.

Trip to Lake Kawaguchi from Tokyo or Shinjuku by Limited Epxress to Otsuki and Fuji Kyuko railway

Total fares are 4,080 yen from Tokyo and 3,910 yen from Shinjuku for one way. It is not enough to get the worth by only this round trip.

Trip to Gala Yuzawa from Tokyo by Shinkansen

Total fare is 6,870 yen for one way. You can get the worth of this deal easily by only this trip.

Trip to Odawara, Atami or Izukyu-Shimoda from Tokyo by limited express train, Odoriko or Super View Odoriko

Total fare is 2,940 yen to Odawara for one way by Odoriko and 3,190 yen for one way by Super View Odoriko.
Total fare is 3,800 yen to Atami for one way by Odoriko and 4,180 yen for one way by Super View Odoriko.
Total fare is 6,260 yen to Izukyu-Shimoda for one way by Odoriko and 6,640 yen for one way by Super View Odoriko.
If you visit Shimoda, this pass is cheaper.

Trip to Karuizawa from Tokyo by Shinkansen

Total fare is 5,910 yen for one way. You can get the worth of this deal easily by only this trip.

Trip between Narita Airport and Tokyo, Shinagawa, Shinjuku or Yokohama

Total fares are 3,020 yen for Tokyo, 3,190 yen for Shinagawa or Shinjuku, and 4,290 yen for Yokohama.

Trip between Haneda Airport and Hamamatsucho by Tokyo Monorail

Single fare is 490 yen for one way.

Trip to Tokyo-Teleport (Odaiba) from Shinjuku

Single fare is 500 yen for one way.

Fares in downtown Tokyo

You can take any local trains, like Yamanote line, Chuo line, Keiyo line by this pass. But the fares in downtown Tokyo is quite reasonable. If you take a local train from Tokyo to Shinjuku, the fare is 200 yen. When you calculate the fares and compare this pass and single fare, you can ignore the fares in downtown Tokyo. It does not help to get worth very much.

Assessment

This deal will be sold at 10,000 yen that is 1,700 yen higher than previous version, Kanto Area Pass. But it can take you Gala Yuzawa and Odaiba. In my opinion, it is a great addition. It gives you a great deal. I still recommend you this deal. You can use this pass for access to/from airport and visit two places, you can get more than 10,000 yen value easily.

408 thoughts on “Tokyo Wide Pass is newer version of Kanto Area Pass. Nikko, Fuji, Gala Yuzawa and Odaiba are covered by this pass.”

  1. Hi Takeshi,

    I am considering getting the Tokyo Wide Pass, but I will only be using it for:
    Haneda to Kuramae (Day 1 – but staying put in Tokyo)
    Tokyo to Kawazu (Day 2)
    Tokyo to Odawara towards Hakone (Day 3)

    After Hakone, I will proceed on to Kyoto (this is when I will activate my 7-day JR pass as I need to make a round trip back to Tokyo from Okayama).

    My questions: Will the Tokyo Wide Pass allow me to save some money since I will not be using it for Day 1, and predominantly for Kawazu round-trip? I know there are cheaper ways to get to Kawazu, but I wonder if it’s worth the trouble.

    Also, will the pass allow me to freely travel on the Yamanote line or subways in Tokyo?

    And how long is the journey from Tokyo to Odawara if I use the Tokyo Wide Pass, compared to the Hakone Free Pass? In Hakone, I will be taking it easy, so I probably will just do the boat ride and maybe some museums. Would you recommend me to get the Hakone Free Pass on top of the Tokyo Wide Pass or another pass that combines just certain rides? (Say subway + bus etc).

    Last but not least, these passes are easily available in Haneda Airport right?

    Thanks for the advice in advance!

    1. Hi Wong Casandra,

      I don’t think Tokyo Wide pass is a right choice.

      First of all, when you go to Kuramae from Haneda, Keihin Kyuko railway and subway Asakusa line is the best way. Most of Keihin Kyuko railway train from Haneda go through Toei subway Asakusa line. So you can get Kuramae directly from Haneda. But both trains are not covered by Tokyo Wide pass. You may use the deal in the link below:
      http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/value/airport_bus/index.html

      For day 2 and 3, single ticket is cheaper. The price difference between single tickets and Tokyo wide pass is around 2000 yen. But the difference may be bigger if you take only local trains from Kawazu to Odawara. I calculated by limited express seat fee and base fare.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

      1. Hi Takeshi,

        I am confused by this statement: “For day 2 and 3, single ticket is cheaper. ” My main reason for buying the wide pass is actually for the round trip from Kawazu to Tokyo and back (I forgot to mention that I have to go back to Tokyo as I am not staying at Kawazu. The next day I leave Tokyo towards Odawara for Hakone).

        What’s the cheapest but not-too-long alternative to going to Kawazu to Tokyo and back?

        Once again, thanks for the help!

        1. Hi Wong Casandra,

          If you have round trip to Kawazu, you can use this pass. But as I mentioned, it’s not a good idea to use this pass on day 1. You need to take subway to get Kuramae because there is no JR stations there. If you really want to save your cost and use this pass on day 1, you can take monorail from Haneda to Hamamatsucho, and then take Yamanote line from Hamamatsucho to Okachimachi. And then take subway from Ueno-Okachimachi (same location as Okachimachi) to Kuramae. If you do this, you need to pay for the last subway trip from Ueno-Okachimachi to Kuramae around 200 yen. But as you see, you have to change the trains twice. There is no direct route by Tokyo Wide Pass from Haneda to Kuramae.

          Cheers,

          Takeshi / JPRail.com

          1. Thanks Takashi! So do you suggest for me to get the earlier pass you suggested + the Tokyo Wide Pass?

            Or should I get that + a cheaper round trip to Kawazu + Hakone Free Pass or Hakone single trip?

            Does the Tokyo Wide Pass allow me to go from say JR Ebisu to Tokyo/Shinjuku?

  2. Hi Takeshi,
    My friend and I are meeting in Tokyo on the 11th of March because we’re both coming from different places. This is our itinerary:

    March 11 -arrive in Narita; Shinjuku, Shibuya; our hotel is in Shinjuku
    March 12- Lake kawaguchi; Then we are planning to go to
    Kawazu after
    March 13- Tokyo ;onboard overnight bus to Kyoto
    March 14-arrive in Kyoto; late in the afternoon go to Osaka; check in Umeda
    March 15- Osaka; overnight bus to Tokyo
    March 16- Tokyo; flight to Narita

    Is our itinerary feasible? Is it possible to get a JR wide pass for our first 3 days in Tokyo? If so, then how do we purchase the wide pass?and where?

    1. Hi Cris,

      You can use Tokyo Wide Pass. You can purchase it at Narita airport station.
      http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/tokyowidepass/index.html

      But one trip to Lake Kawaguchi and Kawazu is very tight and you need to pay extra to take bus and train because these are outside coverage area. YOu can get Lake Kawaguchi by Tokyo Wide Pass without any extra.

      After Lake Kawaguchi, you need to take a bus to Mishima and this bus is not covered.
      http://bus-en.fujikyu.co.jp/highway/detail/id/29

      And then take local train from Mishima to Atami. It takes about 15 minutes and extra cost is around 300 yen.
      After arriving Atami, the pass covers the trip to Kawazu and go back to Tokyo from Kawazu.

      You may have Suica for travel in Kyoto and Osaka.
      http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/pass/suica.html

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

      1. Thanks for the advice! My friend and I may need to readjust our itinerary. We are thinking of going to Kawazu on our 3rd day in Japan instead.

  3. Hi takeshi,
    I am travelling to Japan for 14 days bifurcated as arrive in Tokyo for (7days Tokyo) & depart after (7 days Osaka) from Osaka what kind of rail pass would you suggest

    1. Hi Rohan,

      I need more info about your trip.
      1. What is your plan when you are in Tokyo. Stay in downtown Tokyo or visit some places outside Tokyo, like Nikko, Fuji?
      2. What is your plan when you are in Osaka. Stay in Osaka only or trip to other places.
      3. Which airport you will leave from?

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

    2. Hi Rohan,

      I need to know more about your trip. What is your plan when you are in Tokyo and Osaka. Just stick around these cities, or visit other places outside city. Please let me know your detailed plan. If you don’t have it, you need to make it first before choosing the deals.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  4. Hi Takeshi,

    I will be arriving in Tokyo on Mar 4 at 11am and leave on the 8th (afternoon trip) to Osaka. This is our itinerary:
    Mar4-5 Tokyo
    Mar 6 Gala Yuzawa
    Mar 7 Mt. Fuji and Kawazu (im not really sure if we can make 2 trips for 1day, I need your advice on this one 🙂 )
    Mar 8 Tokyo, depart to Osaka in the afternoon
    I was also thinking to do Kawazu or Mt. Fuji on the 8th and afterwards head to Osaka in the afternoon. Is this possible?
    Can I use the Tokyo Wide Pass for the dates outside tokyo?
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Samson,

      You can use Tokyo Wide Pass from 6th to 8th (or maybe 5th to 7th).

      But I don’t recommend to visit both Kawazu and Fuji in one day. Because it takes almost 3 hours to get Kawazu from Tokyo. On the other hand, there are several places to see Fuji. Hakone can be accessed from Odawara. Odawara is located on the way to Kawazu. But if you want to see Fuji in Hakone, you need to take two trains, cable car and ropeway. It takes another 2 hours to get the places to see Fuji in Hakone from Odawara. And also you need to add Hakone Free Pass because Tokyo Wide Pass does not cover anything after Odawara.
      https://jprail.com/destinations/chubu-area/fuji-hakone-access-guide-by-train-and-bus-from-both-tokyo-and-osaka-kyoto-nagoya.html

      If you just visit Lake Kawaguchi from Tokyo, it takes 2.5 hours. If you leave Tokyo in early morning on 8th, like 7:00 am, you may be able to visit there on 8th. But it’s very tight. Lake Kawaguchi cannot be combined with Kawazu. Because it’s different directions.

      If you really want to visit both Fuji and Kawazu, I recommend you to visit one of these places on 5th, and explore Tokyo on 4th and 8th, and also after finish these trips, you still have time to explore Tokyo in the evening.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

          1. Oh sorry Takeshi, one more thing… will i just get the 7 day jr pass? Instead of Tokyo wide pass? Since we are also going to Osaka.. I know Tokyo wide pass has discounts especially on Gala Yuzawa’s rentals and facilities, but im not quite sure if the 7day jrpass offers the same. Ive read that jrpass has also restrictions on the train type..

          2. Hi Samson,

            If you intend to take train to Osaka, Tokyo Wide Pass (10,000 yen) + single fare with Shinkansen surcharge (around 15,000 yen) is slightly cheaper than JR pass 7 days (29,100 yen). But if you arrive in Narita airport and intend to take Narita Express to Tokyo, It costs 3,000 yen. And if you have some train trips after arrival Osaka, you pay more. JR pass may be cheaper.

            Before choosing the deals, please make sure whole part of your plan. By the way, JR pass does not offer any discount at Gala.

            Cheers,

            Takeshi / JPRail.com

  5. Hi Takeshi,

    I’m going to Japan from 11 – 18 Mar arriving (at 4pm) and departing at Narita airport.

    Day 1-3: Shibuya, Harajuku area, Ghibli Museum

    Day 4-5: Karuizawa, Jigokudani Monkey Park

    Day 6-8: Disney Sea, Tsukiji, Ginza

    Do you think it’s feasible or should I rearrange the itinerary a bit?
    I’ve been told to get the Tokyo Wide Pass because of the trip to Karuizawa. However, would you recommend any other passes instead?

    Thanks in advance! 🙂

    1. Hi Clara,

      Your itinerary is feasible. But Tokyo Wide Pass is not enough because of Jigokudani. When you go to Jigokudani, you have to get Nagano. Nagano is outside coverage area of Tokyo Wide Pass.

      I recommend you to use JR East Pass Nagano Niigata.
      https://jprail.com/travel-informations/other-rail-passes/rail-pass-for-visitors/jr-east-pass-niigata-and-nagano-flex-5-days-pass-in-14-days-period-to-cover-kanto-region-nagano-and-niigata.html

      This is way more expensive than Tokyo Wide Pass. But it covers Nagano. And also this pass include any 5 days in 14 days period. You can use day 1 and 8 for Narita airport to/from Tokyo by Narita Express. You can use day 4 and 5, trip to Karuizawa and Nagano. And you can use the last one day in Tokyo.

      You may add subway pass when you don’t use JR East Pass.
      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

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  6. Hi, Takeshi

    I’m going to Japan for 10 days (10-19may) and was thinking of using Tokyo Wide Pass in the first 3days then combining with JR Pass 7days.

    Day 1 : arrival Narita (does tokyo wide pass includes narita express?)
    Day 2 : hitachi seaside and kasama craft hill (ibaragi perfecture)
    Day 3 : shibazakura (fuji lakes)
    Day 4-10 using JRPass up to Sapporo

    Could u reassure that all places included in Tokyo Wide Pass or whether u have further recommendation for me.

    Heaps of thanks
    Kind regards,
    Tria

    1. Hi Tria,

      Tokyo Wide Pass is the right choice and it covers all trips in the first 3 days. Narita Express is covered of course.
      If you visit Sapporo and southern Hokkaido only, JR-East South Hokkaido Rail Pass is a bit cheaper than JR pass.
      https://jprail.com/destinations/hokkaido-area/jr-east-south-hokkaido-rail-pass-user-guide-perfect-deal-for-the-travelers-who-visit-tokyo-and-sapporo-by-train.html

      But if you visit central and eastern Hokkaido, such as Asahikawa, Furano, Kushiro, Tomamu, Abashiri, JR pass is your choice.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  7. Hi Takeshi,
    We are going to Japan from 18-20 Feb arriving at 6am on the 18th and leaving narita on the 20th at 7pm. We plan to visit the nearby snow /ski resorts from Tokyo. What JR pass would you recommend for 3 days? When and where can we purchase the said JR pass.
    Thanks,
    maria

  8. Hi Takeshi,
    I am going to Japan in May 2017.
    Flight arrive at 2.45pm
    Day 1 Hakone from narita airport . Dinner last timing 6.30
    Inclusive at the ryokan .
    Day 2 back to Tokyo
    Day 3 Tokyo Disneyland
    Day 4 Gibili museum
    Day 5 Harajuku for some shopping .
    May I know which Jr pass should I buy and how to travel to Hakone .
    Thank you

    1. Hi Sharon,

      You have to pay single fare to get Odawara from Narita to take Narita Express and Shinkansen. It costs around 7,000 yen. But you have no choice because your trip plan is very very tight. It takes one hour to clear custom and immigration. It takes two hours to get Odawara. And then you spend another minutes to get your Ryokan in Hakone. It depends on how fare your ryokan is from Odawara. But you will spend at least 30 minutes to get Hakone from Odawara. You may spend more.

      I don’t include extra time, like purchasing a ticket at Narita. You can purchase all tickets at Narita to Odawara. But you have to purchase single ticket or Hakone Free Pass at Odawara.

      Let’s see your plan on day 1. This is very very important. You must understand deeply otherwise you will miss your dinner at Ryokan.
      Purchase a ticket at Narita airport for Narita Express (Narita to Shinagawa) and Shinkansen (Shinagawa to Tokyo)
      http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/customer_support/service_center.html

      You can change trains at either Tokyo or Shinagawa but Shinagawa is easier.
      https://jprail.com/travel-informations/basic-informations/station-information/shinagawa-station-guide-transfer-among-shinkansen-keihin-kyuko-to-haneda-narita-express.html

      And then change trains at Odawara. You need to purchase Hakone Free Pass 2 days. You can use it for next day sightseeing in Hakone too.
      https://jprail.com/travel-informations/basic-informations/station-information/odawara-station-guide-how-to-transfer-to-the-train-to-hakone.html
      http://www.odakyu.jp/english/deels/freepass/hakone/

      And check with your ryokan to find the access. You may need to take train from Odawara anyway. But you may need to take a bus too.

      That’s all about day 1 and 2.

      Use Suica for other 3 days.
      http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/pass/suica.html

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  9. Hi, I am arriving via Narita Airport in mid-March and my accommodation is in Shibuya, I will be staying in Tokyo/Shibuya for 7 nights, my departure flight is in Haneda.

    I will like to make day trips to Hakone/Mt Fuji, Nikko or other nearby attractions for sightseeing. Will the Tokyo Wide Pass be suitable for me? Does it include the Narita express from Narita Airport to Shibuya?

    If I use the Tokyo Wide Pass, do i still have to purchase the ticket for the romancecar from Shinjuku to Hakone and the Hakone Free Pass?

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Sim,

      Tokyo Wide Pass is recommended. It covers Narita Express and trip to Nikko.
      But it does not cover Odakyu railway at all. If you want to use this pass to get Hakone, you have to take JR train to Odawara and then need to purchase Hakone Free Pass. Otherwise you can use this pass for other trip, such as visiting Lake Kawaguchi and use Hakone Free Pass from Shinjuku.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

  10. Hi Takeshi!
    I’m going to Japan on February, my itinerary as below:

    Day 1 – Tokyo-Osaka
    Arrival at haneda 7 AM, straight to Osaka
    Osaka Castle, Dotonbori, go to Kyoto to stay

    Day 2 – Kyoto
    Fushimi Inari, Arashiyama, Kinkakuji, go to Tokyo at night

    Day 3 – Kawazu, sakura sightseeing

    Day 4 – Shirakawa-go day trip from Kanazawa

    Day 5 – Gala Yuzawa

    Day 6 – Kawaguchiko

    Day 7 – Tokyo
    Tsukiji fish market, Shinjuku Gyoen, Nakamise Dori, Sensoji Temple, Shibuya, Kabukicho

    Day 8 – Flight home at 10 AM

    I’m going to buy JR pass for this. I will stay in Kyoto for first day, and the rest in Tokyo Asakusa area. For the rest of the days, we will visit places in Tokyo at night.
    Do you recommend any other ticket deals for destinations above?
    Any tips with the itinerary? Is it realistic to visit those in such limited time?

    Cheers,
    Rio

    1. Hi Rio,

      You just can add Tokyo Subway Pass. JR Pass does not cover subway in Tokyo and need to take for access to some places.
      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

      You also need to add single fare for bus to Shirakawago, bus to Kinkaku-ji (Kyoto), Fuji Kyuko railway (Otsuki-Kawaguchiko) and Izu Kyuko railway (Ito-Kawazu). These trips are not covered by JR pass and there is no deals to cover these.

      Your itinerary is tight but not impossible. As long as you understand that you will spend many minutes to get many places from Tokyo, that is okay. But that means JR Pass gives you huge saving.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

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