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Kansai area pass or Kintetsu rail pass

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Kansai area pass or Kintetsu rail pass

Hi, need advice on which rail pass will be more suitable for my itinerary below. Kansai area pass is only valid for 3 days but it covers most subway, JR lines? Unsure which lines does Kintetsu rail pass covers. Thanks in advance!

09/05

Kansai airport to Namba/Shinsaibashi area hotel

Shinsaibashi-suji Shotengai

America-mura

ShinsaibashiOPA & OPA Kireikan

Dotombori for dinner

10/05

Osaka Takoyaki Museum (Universal City station)

Universal Studios & Hard Rock Cafe

11/05

Train to Kyoto

Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion)

Nijo-jo Castle

Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine

Gion Performance

Back to Osaka

12/05

Train to Nara

Horyuji Temple

Todaiji Temple

Nara Park

Back to Osaka

13/05

Osaka castle (JR Morinomiya & Osakajokoen Stn)

Floating Garden Observatory (Umeda Sky Building)

Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine (Sumiyoshitoriimae Stn)

Shinsekai area - Den-den town, tsutenkaku tower, tennoji spa world

14/05

Check out and head to Rinku outlet

Kansai airport for departure

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1. Re: Kansai area pass or Kintetsu rail pass

Kansai Thru Pass cannot be used on JR Lines.

In your case, no passes really save you money. Just stick to single tickets or if you want the convenience, get an ICOCA stored value card. ICOCA gives you a small admission discount at some attractions.

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2. Re: Kansai area pass or Kintetsu rail pass

Thanks Sammy! The places in my itinerary, can they all be reached via the Kintetsu line?

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3. Re: Kansai area pass or Kintetsu rail pass

The only time you might take Kintetsu Line is when you go from Osaka-Namba station to Kintetsu Nara station. The one-way fare is 540 Yen. It certainly wouldn't be worth the price of the pass.

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4. Re: Kansai area pass or Kintetsu rail pass

Ahh ok, thanks! Which option do you recommend to get to Kyoto? Also from Kansai airport to Osaka, Namba? Should I get the Osaka unlimited pass for my 1st and 5th day?

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5. Re: Kansai area pass or Kintetsu rail pass

Sorry that should be 2nd and 5th day..

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