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  1. The Hokutetsu Bus company runs regular highway bus services between Kanazawa Station and Shirakawa-go. There are also services to Sugunuma in Gokayama from March to November. The bus to Gokayama takes just 1 hour. You can find more information on this page: https://www.kanazawastation.com/intercity-highway-buses-from-kanazawa/#Hokutetsu_Highway_Buses
  2. There is no set limit. The arrangements are made to provide extra capacity during busy holiday travel periods.
  3. The baggage room at Kyoto Station can arrange luggage delivery to Tokyo Station for you. You can find the details at the end of this article: https://www.kyotostation.com/kyoto-station-lockers-luggage-storage/ The delivery charges are listed on this page (generally between 1000 and 2000 yen depending on the size): http://www.kuronekoyamato.co.jp/ytc/en/search/estimate/kansai.html
  4. There is a Sagawa Cloak & Delivery counter inside the Tokyo Tourist Information Center on the 3rd floor at Basuta Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal. Open from 6:30am to 11:00pm. https://www.shinjukustation.com/shinjuku-station-lockers-luggage-storage-and-delivery/ Contact details on this page: http://www.sagawa-exp.co.jp/ttk/english/servicecenter/basta.html
  5. There are several car rental offices near Kyoto station. It is very easy to rent a car near Kyoto station. Here is our guide to renting a car in Kyoto: https://www.kyotostation.com/car-rental-in-kyoto/
  6. You can use this form to send comments to JR West: https://entry.jr-odekake.net/webapp/form/18112_quab_1/index.do
  7. JR Pass covers Hikari and Kodama shinkansen that run directly from Shin-Osaka to Odawara. With a JR Pass you can make seat reservations free at any JR ticket office. Hyperdia will show you the exact schedule on your travel date: http://www.hyperdia.com/cgi/en/search.html?dep_node=SHIN-OSAKA&arv_node=ODAWARA&via_node01=&via_node02=&via_node03=&year=2019&month=06&day=15&hour=09&minute=20&search_type=0&search_way=&transtime=undefined&sort=0&max_route=5&faretype=0&airplane=off&ship=off&sprnozomi=off&lmlimit=null&search_target=route&facility=reserved&sum_target=7
  8. Please refer to our Guide to Lost and Found in Japan: https://www.japanstation.com/complete-guide-to-lost-and-found-in-japan/
  9. The tickets are not sold on the train. You may be able to pay at the destination if you retain your JR ticket, but we would suggest purchasing a ticket first and taking the next train on IR Ishikawa Railway.
  10. There is a new Express Fuji Excursion train that runs directly from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko, but only in the morning (8:30 am and 9:30 am on weekdays, 7:35, 8:30 am and 9:30 am on weekends) You can find the schedule (including other connecting trains) for your travel dates on Hyperdia: http://www.hyperdia.com/cgi/en/search.html?dep_node=SHINJUKU(JR)&arv_node=KAWAGUCHIKO&via_node01=&via_node02=&via_node03=&year=2019&month=06&day=05&hour=08&minute=00&search_type=0&search_way=&transtime=undefined&sort=0&max_route=5&faretype=0&ship=off&regular=off&lmlimit=null&search_target=route&facility=reserved&sum_target=7 There is also a direct bus from Shunjuku to Kawaguchiko: https://highway-buses.jp/course/kawaguchiko.php
  11. Please refer to our Complete Guide to Lost and Found in Japan: https://www.japanstation.com/complete-guide-to-lost-and-found-in-japan/
  12. On weekdays the first Nankai Airport Express leaves Namba station at 5:15 am and arrives at Kansai Airport at 5:58 am. On weekends the first Nankai Airport Express leaves Namba station at 5:10 am and arrives at Kansai Airport at 5:55 am. After the first train there are regular services about every 20 minutes. https://www.osakastation.com/the-nankai-airport-line-the-airport-express-rapit-services-for-kansai-airport-namba/
  13. You can use an ICOCA card on all the services you mentioned, except Limited Express. Limited Express requires additional seat reservation charge. All other services have non-reserved seats. https://www.osakastation.com/traveling-from-osaka-to-nara/
  14. There are some Nozomi shinkansen services that go from Kyoto to Hakata. Please note that Nozomi is not covered by the Japan Rail Pass. If you do not plan to use the Japan Rail Pass you can take Nozomi all the way to Hakata without any transfers. If you do plan to use the Japan Rail Pass you will need to take Hikari from Kyoto to Shin-Osaka and then transfer to Sakura to continue to Hakata. Transfers can be made in 10 minutes, but we'd recommend 20 to 30 minutes transfer time if you are not familiar with the station layout. Visit Hyperdia for the train schedules on your travel date and time to find the direct Nozomi services.
  15. Hello Susanna, The main ticket office at Kyoto Station is open every day from 5:30-23:00. You can also buy tickets in advance at any JR ticket office in Japan.
  16. Yes, the baggage room is still operating with the same opening time and fees.
  17. You can travel from Sannomiya Station in Kobe to Osaka Station on JR Kobe line. Train fare: 410 yen Train time: 22 minutes by the Special Rapid train https://www.osakastation.com/jr-kobe-line-for-sannomiya-himeji/
  18. You will need separate tickets for Hanshin and JR lines. You can also use an IC card, like ICOCA or Suica, to make transfers easier. Just tap the card at the transfer point, no need to buy separate tickets. https://www.japanstation.com/japans-prepaid-transportation-cards-ic-cards/
  19. Online reservations from Hakata to Kyoto are not available. You can make reservations at any JR ticket office after your arrival in Japan. Trains on this route run frequently and tickets are usually available on the day of travel. We recommend making reservations a day or two in advance.
  20. Nankai Airport Express is a commuter train with seating similar to a subway car. There is no dedicated luggage space, but you will find that a lot of people with luggage take this train. You will have no problem taking your luggage on the Nankai Airport Express. Tickets can be bought at the airport station. You can find more information about the Express service and the Rapi:t service (with reserved seats and dedicated luggage space) on this page: https://www.osakastation.com/the-nankai-airport-line-the-airport-express-rapit-services-for-kansai-airport-namba/
  21. Please note that Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku is located near Shinjuku Station, not Shibuya. From Shinagawa Station take the Yamanote line to Shinjuku Station, then follow the signs to the New South Exit.
  22. The Shinkansen trains between Shin-Osaka and Kyoto run every 10-15 minutes. There is no need to book tickets in advance.
  23. There is a currency exchange office located inside Nippon Travel Agency on the north side of the central concourse at Kanazawa station: https://www.kanazawastation.com/kanazawa-station-facilities/#Foreign_Currency_Exchange
  24. There are several different discount tickets that can be redeemed at KIX and at Namba station. You can find the details on the Nankai Railway’s website: https://www.howto-osaka.com/en/ticket/ticket/webtoku.html
  25. You can take the Rapi:t train from Shin-Imamiya to KIX as long as you already have a valid ticket (not exchange voucher) or buy a ticket at the station. Vouchers can only be redeemed at Namba.