I will be in Osaka for 3 days and want to make day trips to Kyoto then go to Tokyo for 2 days. Which rail pass should I purchase?

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Tia Tia , Never been to Japan

Answered 12 months ago

Should I just by a round trip ticket from Osaka to Tokyo for the 4 of us instead of buying 4 JR Rail passes?  The Suica card will be sufficient for travel between Osaka and Kyoto but can I use it to get around Tokyo?  Perhaps to Hakone for a onsen visit?
Tia

Commented 12 months ago

Is it worth buying a Japan Rail Pass for the 4 of us or should I just buy round trip tickets on the Shinkansen to get to Tokyo and purchase Suica and Metro to get around?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

Answered 12 months ago

I would say Suica. I had a Suica card and could use it in Kansai area without a problem. But you cannot use the Suica card for Shinkansen train. For the other purpose, Suica was useful!
Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Answered 12 months ago

I guess Japan Rail Pass was valid only for JR trains. In Tokyo and Osaka, there are other train lines and busses to get around the city easily such as Metro. If you are planning to move around a lot in Osaka and Tokyo, maybe just purchasing normal Shinkansen ticket might be easier. It will depend on your itinerary. 
As for the Suica card, you can use it within Tokyo and to Hakone as well. 

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