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  1. Esca shopping mall is part of Nagoya station building complex. https://www.nagoyastation.com/shopping-in-nagoya/ Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel is located in the same building: https://www.nagoyastation.com/hotels-near-nagoya-station/#nagoya-marriott-associa-hotel
  2. You may find our guide to rail travel in Japan useful: https://www.japanstation.com/guide-to-rail-travel-in-japan/
  3. Unfortunately we don’t have any information about the incident you described. We sincerely hope hope that everything turned out ok.
  4. The Limited Express Hokuto runs between Sapporo and Hakodate. For details please refer to this article: https://www.sapporostation.com/limited-express-super-hokuto-hakodate-tomakomai-sapporo/
  5. Here is the English language contact page on Hotel Kanazawa's website: https://www.hotelkanazawa.co.jp/en-about/269.html
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Shizuoka Station has coin lockers to store luggage, but no baggage room.
  10. Please refer to our Giude to Lost & Found in Japan: https://www.japanstation.com/complete-guide-to-lost-and-found-in-japan/
  11. Please refer to our Guide to Lost & Found in Japan: https://www.japanstation.com/complete-guide-to-lost-and-found-in-japan/
  12. 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/
  13. 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/
  14. 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.
  15. You can find the details about picking up tickets on this page: https://smart-ex.jp/en/entraining/ticket/place/
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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:
  20. Please refer to out guide to Traveling Between Osaka and Kansai International Airport https://www.osakastation.com/traveling-between-osaka-and-kansai-international-airport/
  21. This is the Nankai Railway English language contact form: https://www.howto-osaka.com/en/contact/index.html
  22. The trains run all day on January 1st. The few days around the New Year are a busy travel season in Japan. The tickets go on sale one month in advance. You can make reservations at any JR ticket office in Japan. We recommend booking your tickets with reserved seats as early as possible after your arrival in Japan. If you are from: United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia or Thailand you can also use this app to make reservations online in advance: https://smart-ex.jp/en/
  23. Here is Japan Railways contact information: https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/data/index.html?src=gnavi https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/support/inquiry/
  24. It depends on how many days you are planning to stay and how many trips on JR you are going to take. You can use our Japan Rail Pass calculator to find a pass that will work for you: https://www.japanstation.com/japan-rail-pass-value-calculator/
  25. Any taxi drop off area at Tokyo Station will be about the same distance. Narita Express departs from one of underground platforms. Be prepared to take a few escalators underground. The path to Narita Express is clearly marked from all entrances.