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Should we purchase a JR pass in these ports? 2019/8/28 10:58
We are visiting Japan by ship in September and we are trying to decide about buying a JR Pass. We stop at Otaru and Hakodate for about 8 hours each, then cruise to Yokohama for 2 days and we plan to stay in Yokohama for 2 more days. We enjoy the countryside more than the city and hoped to be able to see more of it. Thank you for suggested sites and itineraries.
by Shela (guest)  

Re: Should we purchase a JR pass in these ports? 2019/8/28 13:38
If you stay close to Yokohama for the couple of days you are there, you won't get any value out of a JR pass.

You can enjoy Otaru and Hakodate in eight hours each, and with two nights in Yokohama you could go to Kamakura and Enoshima for a day trip. If you prefer countryside you could take a day trip from Yokohama to Mt Takao, and enjoy a walk on the mountain, and a view of Mt Fuji from the top-if you're lucky!

Enjoy your cruising, and your time in Japan.

by Who? (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Should we purchase a JR pass in these ports? 2019/8/28 15:21
Rail passes pay off if the normal fare is higher than the pass price. This is NOT the case for you.

Look up normal fare by using google maps or hyperdia and pass costs on this webpage and youfll see that easily.

Obviously if you do as gday trip g from Yokohama something like Osaka and Kanazawa then the story changes. But if you do Tokyo and Kamakura (as an example) then a pass wonft pay off.

What I would buy is an IC card in the first place you visit. Itfs just a convenient way of paying the normal fare and works between Sapporo and Otaru as well as everywhere around Yokohama.

Enjoy your cruise to Japan!
by LikeBike (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Should we purchase a JR pass in these ports? 2019/8/28 15:21
Rail passes pay off if the normal fare is higher than the pass price. This is NOT the case for you.

Look up normal fare by using google maps or hyperdia and pass costs on this webpage and youfll see that easily.

Obviously if you do as gday trip g from Yokohama something like Osaka and Kanazawa then the story changes. But if you do Tokyo and Kamakura (as an example) then a pass wonft pay off.

What I would buy is an IC card in the first place you visit. Itfs just a convenient way of paying the normal fare and works between Sapporo and Otaru as well as everywhere around Yokohama.

Enjoy your cruise to Japan!
by LikeBike (guest) rate this post as useful

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