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  1. November is the peak season for this area. Tickets are usually booked months in advance. You can try one of the Japanese travel agencies like JTB of HIS. They have local branches in many countries. http://www.jtbnetherlands.com/ http://tojapan.nl/en/his-netherlands/
  2. Your schedule looks fine. Transfers at Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto are very quick and the station is designed to make transfers easy. It will take not more than 5 minutes to transfer from an arriving local train to shinkansen. You will just need to pass through ticket gates on the same platform. You can find a station layout map on this page: https://www.hakodatestation.com/shin-hakodate-hokuto-station/ You will need to make reservations for the entire journey with your JR Pass. We suggest you make reservations as early as possible after arriving in Japan. With a JR Pass you can make reservations at any JR tickets office at any station, including New Chitose airport and Sapporo Station.
  3. The last Rapit service departs from Kansai Airport at 23:00 on weekdays. There are several Airport Express trains after that until 23:55. You can find more details about Nankai Kansai Airport services here: https://www.osakastation.com/the-nankai-airport-line-the-airport-express-rapit-services-for-kansai-airport-namba/ and a full schedule here: http://www.howto-osaka.com/en/traffic/train/timetable.html
  4. We also couldn't find any confirmation that Sunrise Seto has been cancelled. The schedule is still available on Jorudan. https://world.jorudan.co.jp/mln/en/?sub_lang=ja We will monitor the news on this topic and post an update if anything comes up.
  5. Some services run along the Osaka Loop Line for only part of their route. That's why they don't carry the "O" code for the Loop Line, but the code for the line of their ultimate destination. Here is a route map of all the lines with the letter codes: https://www.jr-odekake.net/eki/pdf/ubn.pdf
  6. Departing from Kansai Airport Station the Kansai Airport Rapid Service follows the Kansai Airport Line to Hineno Station, and then follows the Hanwa Line to Tennoji Station. From Tennoji Station the train then follows a clockwise course around the Osaka Loop Line, stopping first at Osaka Station, before reaching Kyobashi Station. Some trains terminate at Kyobashi Station and others continue on to complete the circle at Tennoji Station. https://www.osakastation.com/jr-kansai-airport-line-kansai-airport-rapid-service/
  7. Shoji is a small station and we would not recommend relying on lockers there to store your huge luggage. We would suggest storing your luggage at a bigger station on your way to Hiroshima and back.
  8. Yes, this is correct. If you buy online the discounted price is 1,500. If you buy at the ticket office the full price is 1,650.
  9. From the New South exit you can walk around the station on the west side. Here is a map: https://goo.gl/maps/rf6KyJkfvA42
  10. Japan Station

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    Unfortunately, there is no email address. This is the phone number for Lost & Found at Kyoto Station: 075-361-4601 (Japanese language only). If you are still in Japan, you may want to ask someone to make the call for you. Good luck and we hope you get your property back!
  11. Hello sstresslulu, Nankai trains on this line are standard commuter trains, not long distance limited express trains. There are no toilets and no food sold on these trains.
  12. To take the subway from the bus terminal you will need to walk about 500 m to Shinjuku-sanchome Station and take Fukutoshin Line to the next station Higashi-shinjuku Station
  13. Hi Annie, You cannot use a Suica card to travel between different regions. Suica is not really a pass, it's a prepaid transportation card that is loaded with cash and used for short trips within one region/city. You can find more information about IC cards here: https://www.japanstation.com/japans-prepaid-transportation-cards-ic-cards/ Also take a look at our Rail Travel in Japan Guide: https://www.japanstation.com/guide-to-rail-travel-in-japan/ Generally you don't need to book tickets in advance. Tickets can be bought on the day of travel or a few days earlier at any JR ticket office anywhere in Japan.
  14. Kansai Thru Pass can be used on The Nankai Airport Express without any extra charges. No reservations are required for this train and the journey time to Nankai Namba station is about 44 minutes. The Rapi:t Airport Express requires additional charges and seat reservations. The Rapi:t Airport Express takes 34-37 minutes to Nankai Namba station. You can find more details about these services on this page: https://www.osakastation.com/the-nankai-airport-line-the-airport-express-rapit-services-for-kansai-airport-namba/
  15. Yes, the taxi stand is on the 3rd floor at the bus terminal.
  16. Approximately 800 to 1000 yen depending on time of day and traffic conditions.
  17. You can find information about the baggage room at Shin-Osaka station in this post: https://forums.japanstation.com/topic/27-baggage-room-at-shin-osaka-station/
  18. Information about bus schedule and reservations in the last post in this topic:
  19. Hi Hani, The overnight bus question is covered in this topic: https://forums.japanstation.com/topic/20-transit-and-overnight-in-shin-hakodate-hokuto-station/ There are lockers at the station, but the station itself is closed overnight. There are no rooms/showers at the station where you can stay overnight. There is a new hotel right next to Shin Hakodate Hokuto station: Hotel La'gent Plaza Hakodate Hokuto If you take Hakodate Liner to Hakodate station you will find a wider selection of hotels there in all price ranges.
  20. The earliest Haruka service from Kyoto Station is at 5:46 am getting into Kansai Airport Station at 7:11. https://www.kyotostation.com/traveling-between-kyoto-and-kansai-international-airport/
  21. Hello Maria, You can find information about traveling from Kyoto to Kanazawa on this page: https://www.kanazawastation.com/traveling-between-kyoto-and-kanazawa/ The price of tickets fluctuates depending on when you buy it, but not by much. You can check the rates and departure times on https://www.kousokubus.net/JpnBus/en
  22. The best way to recover your property, if it was turned in, is to call during business hours. The lost and found contact number for Kyoto bus (Japanese language only): Traffic Bureau Inquiry Office (bus) : 075-801-2561
  23. You can return an ICOCA card and get a refund at a JR ticket office. The Central JR ticket office at Kyoto Station opens at 5:30 am.
  24. Generally, you can use a locker for a maximum of three 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. We suggest that you contact tourist information counter at Osaka Station to confirm exactly how the three days are counted, the fee and if the locker will be accessible in early morning. https://www.osakastation.com/osaka-station-city-facilities/
  25. Yes, you can use a Suica Card to travel from KIX to Namba on Nankai Line. All major IC cards in Japan are inter-operable between the regions, if you can use ICOCA in Kansai region then you can use Suica. Here is a map where ICOCA can be used in Kansai: https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/ticket/icoca-haruka/pdf/icoca_area.pdf Going from KIX to Namba you can take The Airport Express commuter train (44 minutes) and The Rapi:t Airport Express (34-37 minutes). For the commuter train just go through the gates with your Suica card. The fare is 920 yen one way. For The Rapi:t Airport Express you need to buy a reserved seat ticket at the machine or at the counter. The fare is 1130 yen one way. You can find more details here: https://www.osakastation.com/the-nankai-airport-line-the-airport-express-rapit-services-for-kansai-airport-namba/