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  2. Boofit

    JR Pass questions

    Hello, I would be grateful if you could help me with some questions. First, let me tell you about my rough itinerary: Day 1 - arrive in KIX, travel to Tennoji where I will be staying. Day 2 - sightseeing in Osaka Day 3 - travel to Kyoto (to see sakura blossoms) Day 4 - travel to Kyoto (shrines etc) Day 5 - travel to Nara Day 6 - travel to Himeji Day 7 - take train from Tennoji to KIX in the evening Question 1: Should I get the JR pass? What about the ICOCA-HARUKA pass? What is the relationship between the two and if they are different, what is the suggestion on which pass to use? Is there any other pass that is convenient to use? Question 2: Since the trains may be crowded, I would like to reserve a seat (because I have sciatica and standing for long periods of time is a problem for me). Can I buy reserved seats, or Green Car seats for my JR Pass (or any other pass)? Where do I go to get such a Pass or where to go to reserve the seats please? Question 3: I understand the JR pass does not cover subway trains. If I am correct, any suggestion on what pass to get for the subways for Kyoto and Osaka? Question 4: Does the JR pass cover travel on the Shinkansen? Are there any trains in Osaka, Kyoto and Nara that it does NOT cover? Many thanks for your help! And best wishes for health and happiness!
  3. Zhao Yi

    Overnight train

    Hi, thanks for reply. May i know how long will it take for me to activated the JR pass ? If I purchase the JR pass online and come with a exchange order, then i ask my friends that will travel early before me to exhange the JR pass on behalf on me and make the overnight train reservation using my JR pass, is it possible? May i know i can make the reservation how many days in advance from the travel date for the overnight train? This JR pass is it only can be activated on the day where i want to start my journey with it or i can activate it like one month earlier and started my journey within the one month activation? By the way, may i know how frequent was the Shinkansen train? Can i directly take the train with my JR pass without any reservation? Will it possible that the seats all sold out ? Thanks in advance.
  4. Japan Station

    Overnight train

    It is not possible to make a reservation without an actual activated JR Pass and the person who's name is on the pass. https://www.japanstation.com/japan-rail-pass-discounted-travel-on-japan-railways/ It is possible to buy tickets at a ticket counter in advance with cash. You will not get your money back with a JR Pass. The last Shinkansen train of the day from Shin-Osaka to Tokyo depart around 8:30pm. Another alternative is to spend the night in Osaka and take a Shinkansen train to Tokyo in the morning. The first train departs around 6am.
  5. Japan Station

    Kansai thru pass can go sanyo shinkansen kobe to osaka?

    Kansai Thru Pass only covers non-JR lines, it does NOT cover Shinkansen lines. The shinkansen bullet train travels between Shin-Kobe Station and Shin-Osaka Station in just 13 minutes. An unreserved ticket costs 1,500 yen and a reserved seat costs 2,890 yen. https://www.osakastation.com/traveling-from-osaka-to-kobe/ Infants (up to 5 years old) travel for free with no reserved seat. Child (6 to 11 years old) fares are 50 % of the adult price.
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  7. Dear Please help to let me know I have Kansai thru pass ticket and travel to Kobe, I would like to use sanyo shinkansen from shin-kobe to shin-osaka, then it can use free or need to buy another ticket, if need to buy, how much I need to pay per an adult and per child (3 year -old, and 6 year-old). Thank you HUY
  8. Zhao Yi

    Overnight train

    Is it possible that i ask my friends who will visit japan end of February next year help me to make a reservation for mid of march for the overnight train seats over the counter without using the japan rail pass? Does my friends need to pay in advance for me entitled to make a reservation without my japan rail pass if yes did i get my money back when i show my japan rail pass on that travel date or my friends can make reservation for me without any payment need and just show up my japan rail pass itself on that travelling day? What i know from online was when I purchase the japan rail pass online they will send me something like exchange form and will only get my japan rail pass once I reach japan and the exchange form itself will not be able to make any reservation, is it true?Is there any information that needed for booking in advance eg. photocopy of my passport? Or is there have any other mode of transport for me to book using my JR pass on that day itself from osaka to tokyo around the evening 7pm or night? It might be a little trouble to me if cant make a reservation online as i need to book for the accommodation in advance by knowing the actual date. Thanks in advance.
  9. Japan Station

    Overnight train

    It is technically possible, but there is a good chance that all the compartments will be sold out on that day. This train is often sold out on the day of travel. It may be a good idea to make alternate plans in case there are no compartments available on this train.
  10. Zhao Yi

    Overnight train

    Hi, thanks for your reply, if the japan rail pass I bought it online throught klook website and collect it once i arrived in japan, is it possible for me to book the overnight train on the day itself? Eg. I’m going to arrive on the 19th of March about 1700hrs and collect my japan rail pass at the station and purchase the overnight train on that day itself from osaka to tokyo using my japan rail pass. Thanks in advance.
  11. nitoroo

    What's open Jan 1, 2019

    Thank you very much.
  12. Japan Station

    What's open Jan 1, 2019

    Isetan at Kyoto Station will close at 6:00 pm on December 31st and reopen at 9:30 am on January 2nd. Aeon mall is open every day during the New Year holidays. The souvenir shops within the station will be open every day, most other shops in the city usually stay closed on January 1st, but are open on all other days around the New Year.
  13. Japan Station

    Overnight train

    With a Japan Rail Pass you can travel in a basic compartment on the Sunrise Seto & Sunrise Izumo at no extra charge. All compartments on these trains are reserved. You will need to make a reservation with your Japan Rail Pass before boarding the train. Reservations can be made at any JR ticket office in Japan. Unfortunately, there are no online reservations for these trains. You will need to make reservations in person. We suggest making reservations in advance as soon as you arrive in Japan and activate your Japan Rail Pass.
  14. Zhao Yi

    Overnight train

    Hi, I’m here to clarify how to purchase online or make reservation online about the overnight train ticket. If i having a Japan rail pass do i still need to purchase the ticket or i can straight take the train without trouble ? Thanks in advance.
  15. nitoroo

    What's open Jan 1, 2019

    My friends and I are visiting Kyoto over New Years this year. We are curious to know what is open Jan. 1 - Jan 3, 2019. Will Kyoto Station and surrounding shopping malls be opening during that time? Other online forums haven't been helpful. Thanks in advance.
  16. Thank you very much for your help!
  17. Japan Station

    Shinano line reservation

    The Limited Express Shinano is operated by JR Central. It doesn't offer online reservations. You can make a reservation at any JR ticket office in Japan in person.
  18. Japan Station

    Kyoto station - coin locker contact

    Unfortunately, there is no English language assistance available for coin lockers. You can try contacting Kyoto Tourist Information Center at Kyoto Station by phone: https://tic.jnto.go.jp/detail.php?id=1219
  19. 1. Narita Express does go directly to Shibuya Station. https://www.japanstation.com/narita-express-tokyos-airport-shuttle/ 2. Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel is located north-east of the station. You can use any exit on the north side. The Hachiko gate is probably most convenient. You can find a map on the hotel website: https://www.tokyuhotelsjapan.com/global/shibuya-r/access/index.html 3. Your hotel will be able to arrange Yamato luggage delivery for you. We suggest confirming delivery times at the hotel reception at least a day in advance.
  20. Hello, Thank you for this useful forum. I have a few questions about taking N'EX to Shibuya. 1 - Does Narita Express go directly to Shibuya Station or will we need to transfer trains? I thought it was direct, but someone I spoke with who lives in Japan mentioned transferring. His information may not be current. 2 - We need to get to Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel. Can you advise which exit to use for the shortest walk (with luggage)? 3 - If our hotel does not offer Yamato luggage service pickup, is there a desk in Shibuya station where we can drop our bags on check out day. We would like to go sightseeing for the day and receive the bags at Tokyo Disneyland the same night. Many thanks for your assistance.
  21. karernhoiman

    Kyoto station - coin locker contact

    Hello, Does anybody know who to contact for coin locker assistance? I have left my lugguage at the coin locker at kyoto station. Tried calling the service hotline of the locker company but the staff could not speak english. Wonder if anybody know an email address to contact? thank you!
  22. wezluntungan

    Shinano line reservation

    We would like to take the JR Shinano line from Matsumoto to Nakatsugawa, but I can't seem to find this line anywhere when I try to make a reservation for this train.. Does anybody know why and/or how I can make a reservation?
  23. Japan Station

    Kanazawa to Shirakawa-go/gokayama/takayama

    There are buses running throughout the day from Kanazawa Station to Shirakawa-go. http://www.hokutetsu.co.jp/en/en_highway-takayama https://www.kanazawastation.com/day-trip-from-kanazawa-to-shirakawa-go-gokayama/ There are also buses running from Toyama to Shirakawa-go: https://www.nouhibus.co.jp/highwaybus/toyama_en/
  24. We are trying to choose a train from Kyoto to Tokyo on November 24th using our JR pass arriving in Tokyo between 2PM and 5PM. How do I find the train schedule? Thanks
  25. Question: 

    What is the fastest route from KIX to Osaka-ku Station? What is the cheaper way also to Go there?

     

    Can I use Suica card? 

    1. Japan Station

      Japan Station

      Kansai Airport Rapid service is the fastest and the cheapest way to travel from KIX to Osaka station.

      https://www.osakastation.com/jr-kansai-airport-line-kansai-airport-rapid-service/

      Yes, you can use a Suica card.

  26. We are staying at Nozawa (Nagano) mid Dec and planning to spend 1 day tour to Shirakawa-go but it seems most tours need to start at 0800hrs which we cannot make it at all. Any one can recommend other alternatives? thanks in advance
  27. celadon08

    Sakaisuji Line and ICOCA card

    Thank you very much!
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