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  1. 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


  2. 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:


    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.

  3. 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.


  4. On 10/1/2019 at 8:53 AM, Maria Gerni Gementiza said:

    hello  this is our first time to travel to osaka japan   i am confused   from kansai station how do we get to the hotel?

    by train    

    by bus  

    estimated time of arrival of plane in osaka  is 7 00 pm  plus immigration processes   will take how long  

    which budget/ economical/ cheap hotel  would you recommend

    Please refer to out guide to Traveling Between Osaka and Kansai International Airport


  5. 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/






  6. 12 hours ago, Ariesjon1804 said:

    Hi. I will visit japan on feb '20

    Will arrive in tokyo. Planing visit fuji and play snowboard in yuzawa and last going to osaka. Then going back from nagoya chubu airport.

    If i buy jrpass is it worth?


    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/

  7. 2 hours ago, Manda_panda said:

    Can anyone please tell me the best place to get a taxi to drop me at Tokyo station to catch the Narita express? I will have a bicycle and other luggage. Thanks 

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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/



  10. 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.