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TOKYO - help with itinary and rail travel

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1. Posted by stokes1595 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hello Everyone,

Any help/advice/opinions will be greatly recieved.

I'am arriving in Tokyo (Narita Airpport) on the 1st july for a week and am having trouble with wether or not its worth my while getting the 7 day jr rail pass or getting the suica or passmo cards. I beleive the best thing for me would be to get the suica/passmo card as i will be visiting greater tokyo mostly taking in;


and i will not be travelling the whole country however do plan to get to and from the airport by rail. Could you guys please advice me as to the best course of action and also a bit of a must see list that would fit my plans.

thank-you in advance

2. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Was in Tokyo last September/October and found a pretty cheap full day JR train pass (about 750 Yen - 5 EUR) which got us to virtually every main area worth visiting.
Try for cheap Tokyo transportation info.
I'm sure we used the 'Tokunai Pass' which gave us unlimited use of JR trains in the central Tokyo area on one calendar day., but there are other metro passes mentioned on the webpage.
Trying to find a machine to buy the pass in Shinjuku station (probably the size of Lichtenstein) was an exercise in itself.
You can get a bus from Narita international airport into central Tokyo (Shinjuku) for about 20 Euros, and I think the train costs about the same.



P.S. The 'Holiday Pass' mentioned on the webpage allows you to get to Kamakura with some restrictions. Spent 2 days there back in 1983 and loved it, so it could be a day trip.

3. Posted by Eilang (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I was in Tokyo January. Taking the bus from NRT is very nice. You will see a lot of things on the way.

I have no problem getting the ticket at Shinjuku station. But I am facing problem at Toyko station instead. However, there is a ticket counter & the staff there can speak simple English. If you need the latest Toyko map, let me know.

If you only travelling from NRT to city, no point getting the 7-days ticket.