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Most destinations on your trip through Japan will be covered by the JR and your Japan Rail Pass. There are, however, a few popular places that do not have any JR lines.1. Hakone
The Hakone Tozan Railway runs all trains throughout Hakone, including ropeway and funiculars that climb the mountainous terrain. To reach Hakone from Tokyo
, you will need to transfer from the JR at Odawara Station, located in Kanagawa Prefecture. Your JR Pass
covers a shinkansen ride from Tokyo to Odawara !
Starting from Odawara, with the Hakone Freepass
, you can ride on 8 different types of transport in the area. 2. Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji and its surrounding area, including Lake Kawaguchi and the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park, are only accessible by rail via the Fuji Kyuko
, or ‘Fujikyu’ company
. From Tokyo, you can use your JR Pass to Otsuki Station on the Chuo Line, then transfer to the Fujikyu from there.