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  1. Japan Station

    Haneda to Asakusa

    If you use separate tickets then you will need to exit ticket gates at Sengakuji and re-enter with Tokyo Subway pass. If you buy the special Weclome Tokyo subway pass you can stay on the train all the way to Asakusa.
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    Haneda to Asakusa

    There is a special Welcome Tokyo Subway pass that includes Keikyu line one way or return from/to Haneda Airport and unlimited travel on Tokyo subway lines for 24, 48 or 72 hours. You can find the details on this page: https://www.haneda-tokyo-access.com/en/info/discountticket_welcometokyo.html
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    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.
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    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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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
  10. 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.
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    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/
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    Sakaisuji Line and ICOCA card

    ICOCA card can be used on all subway lines in Osaka. For more information about The Sakaisuji Subway Line: https://www.osakastation.com/the-sakaisuji-subway-line/ IC cards in Japan: https://www.japanstation.com/japans-prepaid-transportation-cards-ic-cards/
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    Confused.. Nankai Namba rapid train

    Kansai Thru Pass will cover base fare from KIX to Namba. You will need to pay an extra fee of around 500 yen to upgrade to Rapi:t with a reserved seat. You can take regular Airport Express without extra charges. For more details about Rapi:t and Airport Express visit this page: https://www.osakastation.com/the-nankai-airport-line-the-airport-express-rapit-services-for-kansai-airport-namba/
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    Transfer at Shinjuku Station

    It is possible to make this connection in 6 minutes but it will be very tight. Narita Express trains run from Shinjuku around every 30 minutes during the day. Please also consider taking the next Narita Express if it arrives in time for your flight.
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    Narita Airport to Tokyo Central Youth Hostel in Shinju

    You can take Narita Express train directly to Shinjuku Station: https://www.japanstation.com/narita-express-tokyos-airport-shuttle/ or airport limousine bus to Shinjuku Station or one of nearby hotels: https://www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/areas/detail/nrt/shinjuku/dep
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    From Tokyo to Narita Airport

    You certainly can take Narita Express on November 8th with a JR Pass that is valid until November 10th. All seats on Narita Express are reserved. You will need to make a seat reservation with your JR Pass at any JR ticket office before you board the train.
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    Dog friendly?

    Generally, small pets can be carried on public transportation in a cage or bag. JR charges extra for pets. https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/support/accessibility/ Small animals, e.g. dogs, cats, pigeons and such like (excluding ferocious animals and snakes), may be brought in on trains as long as they are no more than 10 kilograms in weight, are placed in a cage of up to 70 centimeters in length, where the sum of the length, width and height of the cage is about 90 centimeters, and are recognized to cause no damage or disturbance to other passengers. If you are carrying on a small animal (pet, etc.), please do not take it out of its carrying case at the station or inside the train.
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    Kansai wide area pass

    Yes, you can use the Kansai Wide Area Pass on this route. All the schedules and connections can be found on: http://www.hyperdia.com/
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    Haruka express to Fukuyama via Shin Osaka Station

    Normally, Haruka Express from Kansai Airport arrives at platform number 1 at Shin-Osaka Station. You can check the arrival platform of your particular train on Hyperdia: http://www.hyperdia.com/
  20. Generally, you can use a locker for a maximum of three days. After the initial first day charge you will need to pay for extra days when you collect your luggage. After three days your property will be transferred to another storage area. If your property is not claimed from storage within 30 days it will be disposed of. There is also a luggage storage office on the 1st floor: https://www.osakastation.com/shin-osaka-station-facilities-transfers/ Some hotels will store your luggage for a few days if you are staying there. You can also use a delivery service to send your luggage directly to your next destination or to the airport.
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    Understanding Narita Express

    Narita Express trains run frequently. When you arrive at Narita airport follow the signs to “Railways” and buy a ticket for the next train. There is no need to reserve in advance.
  22. JR East Pass doesn't cover Matsumoto to Nakatsugawa. LTD. EXP. (WIDE VIEW) SHINANO costs 3,770 yen for unreserved seat and 4,290 yen for reserved seat and takes 76 minutes. JR CHUO LINE LOCAL for NAKATSUGAWA costs 1,940 yen and takes 149 minutes. Please also note that there are two different JR East Passes now: Tohoku and Nagano, Niigata. http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/eastpass/
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    where can i get the one way ticket from Tokyo to Osaka

    Yes, you can buy tickets in advance at any JR ticket office at any JR station. Trains on this route run very frequently (around every 10 minutes). Tickets are usually available on the day of travel, and definitely available if you buy a few days in advance.
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    Questions about JR pass

    1) Yes, the Japan Rail Pass offers unlimited travel on JR railways within its validity period (7, 14 or 21 days). 2) Generally JR trains operate between 5-6 am to 11pm-midnight. You can find the schedules on http://www.hyperdia.com/en/
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    Track transfer time

    5 minutes is barely enough to make a transfer. It is possible, but very tight. You will need to go down escalator and then up escalator to another platform. We would recommend changing your reservation to the next train. The trains covered by the Japan Rail Pass (Hikari, Kodama, Sakura) run about every 20-30 minutes.