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  1. 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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    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
  3. 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.
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    Yasaka Taxis

    You can find contact numbers for Yasaka Taxi on this page: http://www.yasaka.jp/english/
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    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/
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    from namba station to umeda sky building

    Yes, this is the one.
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    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.
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    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).
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    Reservation for Blue Symphony in April

    Limited Express tickets go on sale at the Kintetsu website one month in advance. https://www.ticket.kintetsu.co.jp/vs/en/e-ticket/ It appears that the Blue Symphony is not operating on April 12th. There is a regular express train operating at 10:10 instead, and a Sakura Liner at 10:40. Blue Symphony is listed on the website after April 23rd.
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    Suica or Pasmo

    Both Suica and Pasmo can be used and reloaded in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and in all other major cities. You can use one city’s cards for transport in another city, but they can’t be used to travel long distances from one metro area to another, Tokyo to Osaka for example. The only difference between Suica and Pasmo is if you decide to return your card for a stored value refund, Suica has to be returned to JR East and Pasmo to Tokyo Metro. You can find more information about IC cards in this article: https://www.japanstation.com/japans-prepaid-transportation-cards-ic-cards/
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    Koyasan-World Heritage Ticket

    At Kansai Airport you can buy the Koyasan World Heritage Ticket at the Nankai Ticket counter located in the Kansai Airport Station.
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    Tokyo department stores

    Department stores in Tokyo are usually open from 10 am to 8 pm. Some close later (8:30 pm - 9 pm) on Fridays and Saturdays. Restaurant floors usually open at 11 am and close 10 pm to 11 pm.