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which pass to get?

Singapore, Singapore
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which pass to get?

There are so many passes - Tokyo Wide, Greater Tokyo pass and suica. Not sure what's the best option for the below trip?

2 adults & 2 kids travelling in Tokyo only

D1: Narita - Tokyo Bay Area (Disney Land)

D2: Disney

D3: Tokyo Bay to maybe Shinjuku area? and exploring Tokyo - akihabara, Shibuya

D4: explore tokyo - Tsukiji? harakuju, sky tree, kidzania? Idk, all the kids stuff

D5: tokyo to gala yuzawa - ski day

D6: ski day

d7: ski day

D8: from gala yuzawa back to Narita.

My initial thought was to get 3 x Tokyo wide pass to cover 9 days of train travel but now Im not sure if it's a good idea?

Any suggestion is greatly appreciated.

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Los Angeles...
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1. Re: which pass to get?

The Tokyo Wide Pass is a great pass but only good really for seeing the Tokyo region (Kanto). Your problem is that while you are planning to go to Gala Yuzawa which would be a good choice for one, you're planning for 4 travel days - and the Pass is good for 3. You don't travel enough to justify 2 passes. So your only real choice is either to 1) cut your trip to Gala Yuzawa down to 3 days, or 2) Just get regular tickets.

The Greater Tokyo Pass just doesn't take you where you are going long distance, and won't pay off just within Tokyo.

Suica or Pasmo IC cards are very convenient but have next to no savings in using them. If you want to save money within Tokyo, then the 48 or 72-hour subway passes might work for you.


For your sightseeing plans within Tokyo, you didn't mention the Sensoji Temple & Nakamise St at all, which are extremely popular for first-time visitors, and for good reason.



You didn't mention the ages of your kids, but if you want things with them in mind, you might look at:


The TeamLab Borderless Museum might be very good as well - get the tickets online to secure a place.


Tsukiji has closed and moved. There are just some residual restaurants there - you'd need to go to Toyosu now. For Disney parks, avoid the weekends.The Sky Tree is excellent if the weather is good - but pricey for a whole family. If you want, there are many other places that are completely free:


And if you want a cheap way to/from Narita, there is the 1000 yen bus.


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