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  1. Here is the English language contact page on Hotel Kanazawa's website: https://www.hotelkanazawa.co.jp/en-about/269.html
  2. Gold leaf is Kanazawa's specialty. You can find shops selling gold candy in the Kanazawa Hyakubangai shopping area at the station. For more information please visit this page: Kanazawa Hyakubangai – Shopping at Kanazawa Station
  3. It is possible to travel from Narita to Hokkaido in one day. You will need to take Narita Express to Tokyo Station and transfer to Hokkaido Shinkansen to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto. You can find the schedule on Hyperdia: http://www.hyperdia.com/cgi/en/search.html?dep_node=TOKYO&arv_node=SHIN-HAKODATE-HOKUTO&via_node01=&via_node02=&via_node03=&year=2020&month=09&day=06&hour=09&minute=00&search_type=0&search_way=&transtime=undefined&sort=0&max_route=5&faretype=0&airplane=off&ship=off&lmlimit=null&search_target=route&facility=reserved&sum_target=7 Please note that the Shikansen arrives at Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto station near Hakodate city. Traveling to Sapporo takes another 3-4 hours. Please refer to this article for more information about Hokkaido Shinkansen – Traveling from Tokyo to Sapporo
  4. The station does not provide wheel chairs. The Shinagawa station is easy to navigate and the distance between Narita Express platform and the Shinkansen platform is not great. Please refer to this article for details: Transfers from Narita Express to the Shinkansen at Shinagawa Station
  5. Shizuoka Station has coin lockers to store luggage, but no baggage room.
  6. Please refer to our Giude to Lost & Found in Japan: https://www.japanstation.com/complete-guide-to-lost-and-found-in-japan/
  7. Please refer to our Guide to Lost & Found in Japan: https://www.japanstation.com/complete-guide-to-lost-and-found-in-japan/
  8. There are some Osaka Loop line trains that go directly to Universal Studios. You can find the schedule on transit planner websites like Google Maps or Hyperdia. The direct train will have Sarurajima as the destination. For more details please refer to this article: https://www.osakastation.com/the-jr-sakurajima-line-yumesaki-line-for-universal-studios-japan/
  9. You can buy a ticket at the Nankai Railway's ticket office at the Rinku Town Station. You can find more information about the airport express on this page: https://www.osakastation.com/the-nankai-airport-line-the-airport-express-rapit-services-for-kansai-airport-namba/
  10. At the moment there is no reservation service for oversized luggage. There will be special luggage area on shinkansen trains with reservations starting from May 2020. You can find more information in this article: https://matcha-jp.com/en/7887?type=news We suggest using a luggage delivery service: http://www.global-yamato.com/en/hands-free-travel/ Your hotel or a tourist information counter can assist you with sending your luggage. From Kyoto to Tokyo luggage is usually delivered on the next day.
  11. You can find the details about picking up tickets on this page: https://smart-ex.jp/en/entraining/ticket/place/
  12. Kanazawa Station is not very complex to navigate. 8 minutes is enough to transfer from Ltd. Exp. Thunderbird to Shinkansen if you don't make any stops along the way. Look for the "Transfer Gate" from between local lines and the shinkansen platforms. Please refer to this article for station layout and transfer details: https://www.kanazawastation.com/kanazawa-station-map-finding-your-way/ With a JR pass you can book seats any time after activating the pass. We recommend booking seats a few days in advance. This can be done at any JR ticket office in Japan.
  13. Ueno-Okachimachi Station on the Oedo Line is within walking distance from Keisei Ueno station, but it not a part of the same complex. It is about four city blocks away.
  14. You can take: JR KANSAI AIRPORT RAPID SERVICE for KYOBASHI from KIX to Hineno At Hineno transfer to LTD. EXP KUROSHIO to Shirahama For the schedule on your travel dates please check Hyperdia: http://www.hyperdia.com/cgi/en/search.html?dep_node=KANSAI AIRPORT&arv_node=SHIRAHAMA&via_node01=&via_node02=&via_node03=&year=2019&month=11&day=16&hour=09&minute=00&search_type=0&search_way=&transtime=undefined&sort=0&max_route=5&faretype=0&ship=off&lmlimit=null&search_target=route&facility=reserved&sum_target=7
  15. Twinkle Plaza at Hakodate Station is located right next to the JR ticket office at the main entrance. It's the door on the right in this photo: