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  1. On 4/24/2019 at 9:07 AM, valeschumi said:

    Hi, is there a limit to how many luggage they can take or accommodate in a day? I''m referring to availability or storage capacity. Thanks.

    There is no set limit. The arrangements are made to provide extra capacity during busy holiday travel periods.

  2. 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



  3. 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.


    Traveling from Osaka Namba Station, a Rapid Express train on the Kintetsu Nara Line will get you to Kintetsu Nara Station in 39 minutes for 560 yen.

    Limited Express services also run between Osaka Namba Station and Kintetsu Nara Station and take just 34 minutes, but they cost considerably more at 1,070 yen.


  4. 5 hours ago, Carol said:

    We wish to do the reverse (Kyoto to Hakata), is it possible to book one through ticket, or will we need to make 2 separate bookings?  How long should I leave between arriving at Shin-Osaka and departing from there for Hakata?  Thanks

    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.


  5. 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/

  6. 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.