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  2. Japan Station

    from Koyasan to Kyoto

    Nankai Koya line and the cable car are now operating normally. From Kyoto you can take a JR Rapid train to Osaka Station, change to the JR Osaka Loop Line to Shin-Imamiya Station. At Shin-Imamiya Station transfer to Nankai Koya line express train.
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  4. Japan Station

    Osaka or Kyoto to Kansai Airport

    ICOCA card can be used on practically all transportation systems, including subways, JR and private railways. You need to add funds to the card first and every fare is deducted from the preloaded balance. https://www.japanstation.com/japans-prepaid-transportation-cards-ic-cards/ Kansai Thru Pass offers unlimited travel on non-JR lines, including Nankai Airport line to Namba, Osaka and Kyoto subways, and other lines between Osaka and Kyoto. It is a great value if you are spending a few days in the region. http://www.surutto.com/tickets/kansai_thru_english.html
  5. Narita Express train cars have dedicated luggage space for large suitcases. Shinkansen trains running between Hokkaido and Tokyo have overhead storage shelves, and extra space behind the last seat for over-sized luggage. You just need to inform a staff member that you'd like to place luggage there. The local train from Hakodate to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto is rarely busy and should be ok to carry a large suitcase for a short ride. Alternatively, you can send the large suitcase directly to Narita Airport via overnight delivery. The hotel staff can help you with the paperwork. Please verify the delivery time beforehand.
  6. Shansan

    Osaka or Kyoto to Kansai Airport

    Thanks for your reply. There are few cards for travelling and we are confused on which would be the best for us. Should we buy the ICOCA card? Can this card be used to travel from the airport to Namba station? And is the Kansai Thru Pass good for use in the airport and also other travel in Osaka, Kyoto and Nara? Appreciate your advise.
  7. My daughter will be traveling from the Hakodate Line to Shin Hakodate Hokuto in August. From there she will be catching the Shinkansen to Narita Airport in Tokyo. She will be traveling with a backpack, a standard carry-on size piece of luggage and a large, 28" piece of luggage. Is there paid/unpaid storage areas on these trains? Will she be turned away? I don't know how else she will be able to get her luggage from Hakodate to Narita. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
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  9. Japan Station

    Yasaka Taxis

    You can find contact numbers for Yasaka Taxi on this page: http://www.yasaka.jp/english/
  10. Marina

    Yasaka Taxis

    Hello, Yesterday, I forgot my bag in a Yasaka Taxi. Do someone know if there is an information center in Kyōtō or how can I recoup my bag. Do I have to call them? thank you for your help
  11. Good Morning from Missoula, Montana, USA, My name is Debra Sears and I travelled to Japan to visit my son, Lt Stephen Sears and family, with a 2 week Japan Rail Pass on March 23-April 5, 2018. On April 5th, I left my Iphone 5s on the Thunderbird limited express at the Kanazawa station when changing to Shin to Tokyo via Nagano. I reported the lost phone to the train conductor who then called the Kanazawa Station Authorities and notified me that my phone had been "found" and was being held at the Kanazawa Lost and Found, and gave me a phone # to call between 8am and 21pm on the 6th of April. I called the number given and was not able to be helped. Could you please help me to retrieve my phone. I can send envelop and money for postage if you can lead me to the correct lost and found desk where my Iphone is being held. While in Japan, the Kumamoto Prefecture representative to Sister State of Montana, United States, welcomed us. Perhaps this person could help with transport of phone.Thank you kindly for your assistance. Sincerely, Debra Sears Phone number: 406 274- 3877 Address: 304 South 2nd St West, Missoula, Montana USA
  12. Japan Station

    Osaka or Kyoto to Kansai Airport

    Both Osaka and Kyoto are connected to Kansai Airport by a direct train: Osaka (Namba Area) via Nankai Railway and Osaka Station via JR: https://www.osakastation.com/traveling-between-osaka-and-kansai-international-airport/ Kyoto via JR Limited Express Haruka: https://www.kyotostation.com/traveling-between-kyoto-and-kansai-international-airport/
  13. Japan Station

    Night train from Osaka to Tokyo

    There is a night train: https://www.osakastation.com/the-sunrise-seto-sunrise-izumo-overnight-sleeper-trains-from-osaka-to-tokyo/ It is covered by Japan Rail Pass, but, unfortunately, there is no way to reserve seats online in advance for JR Pass holders. The only way to reserve tickets is in person at any JR ticket office in Japan. You can try booking a ticket as soon as you arrive at Kansai Airport JR ticket office, but it's not guaranteed that there will be seats available on that day.
  14. I am arriving in Kansai Airport at 7PM and am looking at taking the night train from Osaka to Tokyo. Is there a night train, and will this be covered by the JR pass? how do I buy tickets to this if I buy a JR pass from the Philippines? Thank you!
  15. 225-kinokuni

    Luugages in Hakone.

    Hi everyone, I will be visiting Hakone soon and I would like to know that among the transportation included by the Hakone Free Pass (Tozan Densha, Tozan Cable Car, Tozan Bus, Tokai Bus, etc), on which transportation can I bring my luggage (those large ones carried on airplanes)? I am worried because my hotel is a bit far from Hakone-Yumoto. Thanks so much!
  16. Darelene

    Nozomi Train and Purchase of Kansai One Pass

    Thanks so much! Greatly appreciated
  17. Japan Station

    Nozomi Train and Purchase of Kansai One Pass

    1. Nozomi tickets can be bought online using this app: https://smart-ex.jp/en/ (Only several countries are supported at the moment) Nozomi services are very frequent (every 10-15 minutes), you will have no problem buying tickets on the day of travel. 2. Kansai One Pass is sold at the JR ticket office. It is located outside of ticket gates and open until 23:00
  18. Carina

    From Tokyo to Gotenba

    Thank you very much for your fast answer to my question! Kind regards
  19. Hi Everyone! I'm going for my first trip to Japan in 2 weeks time and it's going to be a 10 days trip covering Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. I will be arriving in Tokyo and departing from Osaka. From Tokyo to Osaka, I'll be taking the Nozomi Train. Just want to find out: 1) Can Nozomi Train tickets be bought online? 2) From Tokyo to Osaka via Nozomi, I'll pass by Shin-Osaka station and I would like to get the Kansai One Pass. Do I need to exit the gantry to buy the Pass? Where are the Kansai One Pass sale counters and what time does the sale counter closes? Thanks! Best Regards, Darel
  20. Japan Station

    From Tokyo to Gotenba

    The fastest way is to take the Odakyu Romancecar train from Shinjuku Station directly to Gotemba (95 min). This train is not covered by the Japan Rail Pass and runs only on weekends. The route covered by Japan Rail Pass is: From Tokyo Station or Shinagawa Station take shinkansen to Mishima Station, change to JR Tokaido Line to Numazu Station, change to JR Gotemba Line to Gotemba Station. Total travel time with transfers 117 minutes. http://www.hyperdia.com/cgi/en/search.html?dep_node=TOKYO&arv_node=GOTEMBA&via_node01=&via_node02=&via_node03=&year=2018&month=05&day=29&hour=10&minute=09&search_type=0&search_way=&transtime=undefined&sort=0&max_route=5&faretype=0&ship=off&privately=off&lmlimit=null&search_target=route&facility=reserved&sum_target=7
  21. Carina

    From Tokyo to Gotenba

    Hello! May I know wich transportation kan I get to go to Gotenba? I already have my JR pass. Thank you very much.
  22. Japan Station

    from namba station to umeda sky building

    Yes, this is the one.
  23. Hello, how can I get from Koyasan to Kyoto? The train line will be ok on July? thank you so much
  24. stefania

    from namba station to umeda sky building

    is this one?
  25. Japan Station

    Shin-imamiya to mount Koya

    During normal operations you can use a Suica card to go all the way from Shin-Imamiya to Koyasan. Unfortunately, some areas of the railroad service between NAMBA station and KOYASAN station are temporary unavailable. There is a substitute bus which bring passengers from HASHIMOTO station to KOYASAN station. More details about the substitute bus service: http://www.nankaikoya.jp/en/ http://www.nankaikoya.jp/en/images/pdf/for_passengers_201801.pdf We'd recommend getting a paper ticket that can be used for the bus as well. The regular fare covers the train and the substitute bus.
  26. Japan Station

    from namba station to umeda sky building

    The Umeda Sky Building is an 11 minute walk north of Osaka Station. https://www.osakastation.com/umeda-sky-building/ The Floating Garden Observatory is open from 10:00 until 22:30 but last entries are at 22:00. Because the observatory stays open till fairly late, you can also enjoy a night view of the glittering city. You can take the Midosuji Subway Line from Namba Station to Umeda Station (near Osaka Station).
  27. Hello, how can i get to umeda sky builbing from business inn semmichimae hotel? Could I go in the evening? thank you so much
  28. Niks

    Lost Fitbit Alta watch

    Hi I was traveling on shinkansen Nozomi on 31/03/2018 from Hiroshima to Osaka and I have lost my Alta Fitbit black watch on the way. I have tried to find it, but have not been able to trace it. Is there an option that I get notified if it gets deposited in the lost and found department by someone at any time. Or can you please give any other options to find it or report loss of it. Thanks
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