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I did the figures for my 21 day pass (though I only had 18 days of use) and to buy the all the fares I used without it, would have been approaching 1 million yen.  I probably could have pushed it more but it wasn't a purely railfan vacation.

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katoftw

Wow. Considering Tokyo to Osaka is 14,000 yen for example. Getting to 1,000,000 seems impossible. How did you do it? You would of had to do 71 or so similar trips in 18 days.

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On 9/24/2018 at 6:57 AM, katoftw said:

Wow. Considering Tokyo to Osaka is 14,000 yen for example. Getting to 1,000,000 seems impossible. How did you do it? You would of had to do 71 or so similar trips in 18 days.

 

I thought it was 20,000 off the top of my head.  It must have been more like 500,000 worth.

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jasona2z

I purchased a 14 day GREEN pass for my holiday this past May. Below is a calculation from the reserved seat tickets that I kept. 

 

Narita Term 3 - Tokyo Station - Green - 4,560

Tokyo - Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto - Green - 30,060

Sapporo - Asahikawa - Green - 4,810

Sapporo - Hakodate - Green - 12,420

Onumakoen - Hakodate - Green - 2,440

Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto - Sendai - Green - 23,650

Sendai - Akita - Green - 13,590

Akita - Sendai - Green - 13,590

Sendai - Utsunomiya - Green - 10,990

Utsunomiya - Sendai - Green - 10,999

Sendai - Tokyo - Green14,790

Shinjuku - Matsumoto - Green - 9,470

Matsumoto - Shinjuku - Green - 9,470

Tokyo - Nagano - Green - 10,770

Nagano - Tokyo - Green - 10,770

Tokyo - Kyoto - Green - 18,380

Kyoto - Tokyo - Green - 18,380

 

For a total of ¥219,139. This is only calculating the reserved seat trips, and as such does not include the countless "walk on" journeys with my JR pass on many other local lines across the 14 day pass period.

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lesliegibson

How much did you pay for the pass?

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katoftw

I got roughly 130,000-140,000 yen worth of travels from my 46,XXX yen 14 day pass last trip.

 

Kamata to Omiya x2

Musashi-Kosugi to Otsuki via Tachikawa x2

Tokyo to Kyoto x2

Kyoto to Tofujuki x10-12

Tofujuki to Osaka x2

Osaka loop (anti-clockwise)

Kyoto to Hakata x2

Hakata to Yoshizuka x10-12

Yoshizuka to Kidonanzion-mae

Kidonanzion-mae to Hakata

Hakata to Kagoshima-Chuo x4

 

Plus smaller forgettable trips

 

 

 

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984smurf

My family used 7-day Rail Passes last year... I believed my family used 4-5 times the value of the pass within the 7 days. 

 

It costed around 30000 Yen? We used up to about 130 000-140 000 Yen.

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lesliegibson

Good deals, 

We have had similar deals over the years. They really are great value,

Thank you for reponses.

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Steve4031

This was my trip from June 2019 on a 7 day green pass.  

 

image.thumb.png.62aada2a76dfc5902c964a0516be5121.png6/25/18 Mon.

 

 

 

 

 

Depart  出発

 

NARITA AIRPORT TERMINAL 1 08:50

 

LTD. EXP NARITA EXPRESS 6

Arrive到着

 

SHINAGAWA 10:02 a.m.

窓座右側にしてください

 

 

Depart  出発

 

SHINAGAWA 10:10

 

 

 

 

SHINKANSEN HIKARI  467

 

 

Arrive到着

 

SHIZUOKA 

11:04

 

窓座右側にしてください

 

Depart  出発

 

SHIZUOKA 11:41

 

(Wide View) Fujikawa 5

 

Arrive到着

 

Kofu

14:02

 

窓座右側にしてください

 

Depart  出発

 

Kovu 14:09

 

 

LTD. EXP SUPER AZUSA 18

 

Arrive到着

 

Shinjuku  15:33

 

窓座右側にしてください

 

Depart

 

 

Arrive

 

 

6/26/18 Tue

 

 

 

 

 

Depart  出発

 

Tokyo 9:36 a.m. track No.22

SHINKANSEN HAYABUSA 11

Arrive到着

 

Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto 1:58 p.m. 

窓座右側にしてください

 

Depart  出発

 

Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto 14:11

LTD. EXP SUPER HOKUTO 13

 

Arrive到着

 

Sapporo 5:41 p.m.

 

窓座右側にしてください

 

6/27/18 Wed.

 

 

 

 

 

Depart  出発

 

SAPPORO(JR)

10:13

 

Airport 95  for OTARU

 

Arrive到着

 

OTARU

10:45

 

窓座右側にしてください

 

Depart  出発

 

OTARU 

10:53

JR Hakodate Line  for KUTCHAN

 

Arrive到着

 

KUTCHAN

12:10

 

窓座右側にしてください

 

Depart  出発

 

KUTCHAN 12:35

 

 

R Hakodate Line  for OSHAMAMBE

 

Arrive到着

 

OSHAMAMBE 

14:07

 

窓座右側にしてください

 

Depart  出発

 

OSHAMAMBE 14:34

 

 

LTD. EXP SUPER HOKUTO 12

 

Arrive到着

 

SHIN-HAKODATE-HOKUTO 15:49

 

 

窓座右側にしてください

 

Depart  出発

 

SHIN-HAKODATE-HOKUTO  16:17


 

 

SHINKANSEN HAYABUSA 34

 

Arrive到着

 

TOKYO

20:32

窓座右側にしてください

 

6/28/18. Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

Depart  出発

 

Shinjuku 10 a.m.

Odakyu Ltd. Exp. Super Hakone 13

 

Arrive到着

 

HAKONE-YUMOTO 11:24

窓座右側にしてください

 

Depart  出発

 

HAKONE-YUMOTO 11:36

Hakone Tozan Railway

Arrive到着

 

GORA 12:19

窓座右側にしてください

 

Depart  出発

 

Gora 12:32

Hokane Tozan  Cable Car

Arrive到着

 

Sounzan 12:42

 

Depart  出発

 

Sounzan 13:00

Hakone Ropeway

Arrive到着

 

Togendai-ko 13:24 p.m.

 

Depart  出発

Togendai-ko 13:50

Hakone sightseeing cruise

Arrive到着

Motohakone-ko 15:00

 

 

Depart  出発

Motohakone-ko 15:40

 

Hakone sightseeing cruise

Arrive到着

Togendai-ko 16:30

 

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VentureForth
On ‎9‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 4:34 AM, jasona2z said:

I purchased a 14 day GREEN pass for my holiday this past May. Below is a calculation from the reserved seat tickets that I kept. 

 

Narita Term 3 - Tokyo Station - Green - 4,560

Tokyo - Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto - Green - 30,060 

Sapporo - Asahikawa - Green - 4,810

Sapporo - Hakodate - Green - 12,420 

Onumakoen - Hakodate - Green - 2,440

Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto - Sendai - Green - 23,650

Sendai - Akita - Green - 13,590

Akita - Sendai - Green - 13,590

Sendai - Utsunomiya - Green - 10,990

Utsunomiya - Sendai - Green - 10,999

Sendai - Tokyo - Green14,790

Shinjuku - Matsumoto - Green - 9,470

Matsumoto - Shinjuku - Green - 9,470

Tokyo - Nagano - Green - 10,770

Nagano - Tokyo - Green - 10,770

Tokyo - Kyoto - Green - 18,380

Kyoto - Tokyo - Green - 18,380

 

For a total of ¥219,139. This is only calculating the reserved seat trips, and as such does not include the countless "walk on" journeys with my JR pass on many other local lines across the 14 day pass period.

 

For the ¥62,950 price for a 14-day Green Price, you did AWESOME!

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VentureForth

Let's step this up a notch.  I've seen folks who have used the Seishun 18 Ticket to the max.  There are a couple of neat examples on YouTube of folks maximizing it.  How about in this group?

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