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  1. There is a Sagawa Cloak & Delivery counter inside the Tokyo Tourist Information Center on the 3rd floor at Basuta Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal. Open from 6:30am to 11:00pm. https://www.shinjukustation.com/shinjuku-station-lockers-luggage-storage-and-delivery/ Contact details on this page: http://www.sagawa-exp.co.jp/ttk/english/servicecenter/basta.html
  2. There are several car rental offices near Kyoto station. It is very easy to rent a car near Kyoto station. Here is our guide to renting a car in Kyoto: https://www.kyotostation.com/car-rental-in-kyoto/
  3. You can use this form to send comments to JR West: https://entry.jr-odekake.net/webapp/form/18112_quab_1/index.do
  4. JR Pass covers Hikari and Kodama shinkansen that run directly from Shin-Osaka to Odawara. With a JR Pass you can make seat reservations free at any JR ticket office. Hyperdia will show you the exact schedule on your travel date: http://www.hyperdia.com/cgi/en/search.html?dep_node=SHIN-OSAKA&arv_node=ODAWARA&via_node01=&via_node02=&via_node03=&year=2019&month=06&day=15&hour=09&minute=20&search_type=0&search_way=&transtime=undefined&sort=0&max_route=5&faretype=0&airplane=off&ship=off&sprnozomi=off&lmlimit=null&search_target=route&facility=reserved&sum_target=7
  5. Please refer to our Guide to Lost and Found in Japan: https://www.japanstation.com/complete-guide-to-lost-and-found-in-japan/
  6. The tickets are not sold on the train. You may be able to pay at the destination if you retain your JR ticket, but we would suggest purchasing a ticket first and taking the next train on IR Ishikawa Railway.
  7. There is a new Express Fuji Excursion train that runs directly from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko, but only in the morning (8:30 am and 9:30 am on weekdays, 7:35, 8:30 am and 9:30 am on weekends) You can find the schedule (including other connecting trains) for your travel dates on Hyperdia: http://www.hyperdia.com/cgi/en/search.html?dep_node=SHINJUKU(JR)&arv_node=KAWAGUCHIKO&via_node01=&via_node02=&via_node03=&year=2019&month=06&day=05&hour=08&minute=00&search_type=0&search_way=&transtime=undefined&sort=0&max_route=5&faretype=0&ship=off&regular=off&lmlimit=null&search_target=route&facility=reserved&sum_target=7 There is also a direct bus from Shunjuku to Kawaguchiko: https://highway-buses.jp/course/kawaguchiko.php
  8. Please refer to our Complete Guide to Lost and Found in Japan: https://www.japanstation.com/complete-guide-to-lost-and-found-in-japan/
  9. On weekdays the first Nankai Airport Express leaves Namba station at 5:15 am and arrives at Kansai Airport at 5:58 am. On weekends the first Nankai Airport Express leaves Namba station at 5:10 am and arrives at Kansai Airport at 5:55 am. After the first train there are regular services about every 20 minutes. https://www.osakastation.com/the-nankai-airport-line-the-airport-express-rapit-services-for-kansai-airport-namba/
  10. You can use an ICOCA card on all the services you mentioned, except Limited Express. Limited Express requires additional seat reservation charge. All other services have non-reserved seats. https://www.osakastation.com/traveling-from-osaka-to-nara/
  11. There are some Nozomi shinkansen services that go from Kyoto to Hakata. Please note that Nozomi is not covered by the Japan Rail Pass. If you do not plan to use the Japan Rail Pass you can take Nozomi all the way to Hakata without any transfers. If you do plan to use the Japan Rail Pass you will need to take Hikari from Kyoto to Shin-Osaka and then transfer to Sakura to continue to Hakata. Transfers can be made in 10 minutes, but we'd recommend 20 to 30 minutes transfer time if you are not familiar with the station layout. Visit Hyperdia for the train schedules on your travel date and time to find the direct Nozomi services.
  12. Hello Susanna, The main ticket office at Kyoto Station is open every day from 5:30-23:00. You can also buy tickets in advance at any JR ticket office in Japan.
  13. Yes, the baggage room is still operating with the same opening time and fees.
  14. You can travel from Sannomiya Station in Kobe to Osaka Station on JR Kobe line. Train fare: 410 yen Train time: 22 minutes by the Special Rapid train https://www.osakastation.com/jr-kobe-line-for-sannomiya-himeji/
  15. You will need separate tickets for Hanshin and JR lines. You can also use an IC card, like ICOCA or Suica, to make transfers easier. Just tap the card at the transfer point, no need to buy separate tickets. https://www.japanstation.com/japans-prepaid-transportation-cards-ic-cards/