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Public transport in and around Wakayama

Robe, Australia
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Public transport in and around Wakayama

Hi folks, we are young couple travelling to Wakayama (from KIX) late April to May. I would appreciate it very much if you could give some suggestions on the below:

1. Best means of transport between KIX and hotel Granvia Wakayama? Can we pre-purchase round-trip tickets?

2. For 9 days and 9 nights in Wakayama, with the intention to be spontaneous and wandering around the Wakayama and neighbour areas, would we be better off buy Kansai One Pass, Kansai Thru Pass or JR West Rail pass, or is there something else better than those mentioned?

Thanks a million!

Mai

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1. Re: Public transport in and around Wakayama

granvia-wakayama.co.jp/english/…index.html

Robe, Australia
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2. Re: Public transport in and around Wakayama

Teriffic! Thank you :)

Toronto
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3. Re: Public transport in and around Wakayama

>> Can we pre-purchase round-trip tickets?

yes, but why? You pay 2X one way price

Robe, Australia
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4. Re: Public transport in and around Wakayama

Well I don’t know if it is worthwhile, as there sometimes might be discount if buying round trip. Any suggestion on the public transport passes? Thanks!

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5. Re: Public transport in and around Wakayama

Again, a round trip ticket is the same price as two one way tickets.

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Robe, Australia
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6. Re: Public transport in and around Wakayama

Thanks again Dave. In your opinion, would it worthwhile purchase the passes as opposed to buying tickets on the day? We will spend 9 nights in Wakayama, but go for day trips to near-by areas.

Hong Kong, China
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7. Re: Public transport in and around Wakayama

1. Take limo bus direct in about 40min.

2. 9 days is a lot in Wakayama. Better rent a car to visit Koyasan and the long coastline of the Wakayama Peninsula such as Shirahama, Kii Katsuura and Kumano Kodo.

you may refer to our last visit there for 2nd time in May 2017.

japantravelinsights.com/jp-2017-may-wakayama…

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