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  1. 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/
  2. 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.
  3. Yes, IC cards in Japan issued in one region can be used in other regions. You can find more information about IC cards in this article: https://www.japanstation.com/japans-prepaid-transportation-cards-ic-cards/
  4. You can find information about lockers and luggage storage at Kanazawa station on this page: https://www.kanazawastation.com/kanazawa-station-lockers-luggage-storage-and-delivery/#Luggage_Storage_at_Kanazawa_Stations_Baggage_Room
  5. There is dedicated luggage space in every car on Narita Express that can accommodate large suitcases. It is much easier to transfer at Shinagawa station. Tokyo station is busier and more complex to navigate. There are also luggage delivery services that will send your large suitcase from Narita directly to your hotel in Kyoto. Look for “luggage delivery” on Arrivals level at Narita.
  6. There are several passes covering specific areas and there is the nationwide JR Pass. With the nationwide pass you can travel in any direction for unlimited numbers of times within a specified time period (7, 14 or 21 days) More info about the Japan Rail Pass: https://www.japanstation.com/japan-rail-pass-discounted-travel-on-japan-railways/
  7. There are two types of Nankai Airport Express trains: 1. The Airport Express commuter train. No reservations are required for this train and the journey time is about 44 minutes. Boarding time is not specified on tickets. IC cards like ICOCA can also be used. 2. The Rapi:t limited express service between Kansai Airport Station and Namba Station. All seats on this train are reserved. Tickets are issued with a boarding time and seat number. You can find more information about Nankai Airport Express trains here: https://www.osakastation.com/the-nankai-airport-line-the-airport-express-rapit-services-for-kansai-airport-namba/
  8. 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. The locker will not open until you add the payment for extra days. 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. Information about lockers and luggage storage in Shinjuku can be found on this page: https://www.shinjukustation.com/shinjuku-station-lockers-luggage-storage-and-delivery/ 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.
  9. Two train lines connect Kyoto Station with Nara: the JR Nara Line and the Kintetsu Kyoto Line. The last Kintetsu direct train from Kintetsu Nara station to Kyoto departs at 22:58 The last JR direct train from JR Nara station to Kyoto departs at 23:09 You can find more information about both lines and stations here: https://www.narastation.com/
  10. 1. The last airport express train from Kansai Airport departs at 23:55. The ticket office will be open until that time. https://www.osakastation.com/the-nankai-airport-line-the-airport-express-rapit-services-for-kansai-airport-namba/ 2. Nankai Namba station is about 5-10 minute walk from Hotel Monterey Grasmere. https://goo.gl/maps/b9m43hQtCq3cqcbq6 3. Nankai Airport express schedule from KIX to Namba: https://www.howto-osaka.com/global/pdf/traffic/timetable/fromkix_timetable_en.pdf 4. There are lots of taxis near Nankai Namba station. More info about taxis in Osaka: https://www.osakastation.com/taxis-in-osaka/
  11. Tickets become available one month in advance. Ticket sales for October will start on the same date in September.
  12. You can use ICOCA card (IC card) to buy a Sagano Romantic Train tickets. More information about buying tickets: https://www.sagano-kanko.co.jp/mobile/ticket_en.php General information about the Sagano Romantic Train: https://www.kyotostation.com/the-sagano-romantic-train/
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  14. Please refer to our Guide to Lost and Found in Japan: https://www.japanstation.com/complete-guide-to-lost-and-found-in-japan/
  15. Yes, it does. Please note that the tickets are usually sold out on the release date one month in advance. You can make a reservation on the JR West website: https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/ticket/overview/
  16. A nationwide JR Pass and a JR Hokkaido pass can be used to travel on all JR routes within Hokkaido. You can use http://www.hyperdia.com/ to plan your travel on JR in Hokkaido. In the search box click "More options" and select "Japan Railway(JR)" only.
  17. You can activate your JR Pass at Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto station JR Ticket office (open every days from 9:00 to 19:00)
  18. Please refer to our Guide to Lost and Found in Japan
  19. Kyoto to Nara route is served by JR and Kintetsu railways. JR service from Kyoto to Nara is a commuter local or rapid train that doesn't have reserved seats. Kintetsu offers both local and limited express trains. Limited Express tickets with seat reservations can be purchases one month in advance at Kintetsu ticket office. You can find more information in these articles: Traveling from Kyoto Station to Nara JR Nara Line Kintetsu Kyoto Line for Nara
  20. We are not related to jrailpass.com. Unfortunately, we cannot help with your enquiry.
  21. There is a Baggage Room at Osaka Station that offers storage for bulky items. You can find more information on this page at the end of the article: https://www.osakastation.com/osaka-station-lockers-and-luggage-storage/
  22. The last train leaves Nishikujo Station at 0:18 and arrives at Universal City at 0:23 You can find the complete schedule for your travel date on Hyperdia: http://www.hyperdia.com/cgi/en/search.html?dep_node=NISHIKUJO&arv_node=UNIVERSALCITY&via_node01=&via_node02=&via_node03=&year=2019&month=08&day=12&hour=23&minute=33&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
  23. You can exchange the Japan Rail Pass voucher at JR-KYUSHU Ticket Office at Hakata station from 7:00 to 23:00
  24. All major credit cards (including Visa, Mastercard and AmericanExpress) are accepted at JR ticket offices. You can buy Shinkansen tickets a few days in advance at any JR ticket office, not only Shin-Osaka station. Tickets can also be reserved online and picked up at the station: http://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/ticket/overview/