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  1. Take Nankai Airport Express from Kansai Airport directly to Nankai Namba Station. https://www.osakastation.com/the-nankai-airport-line-the-airport-express-rapit-services-for-kansai-airport-namba/ From Nankai Namba Station walk around 20 minutes. If you have heavy luggage and prefer to take a taxi it will cost around 1000 yen.
  2. Here is a map of the JR Station. Read the Transfers section about transferring to the subway lines: https://www.uenostation.com/ueno-station-map-finding-your-way/ This a map of the subway stations where you can find the ticket office. https://www.uenostation.com/ueno-subway-station-map-finding-your-way/
  3. On Google Maps you can check the train schedule on the date and time when you plan to travel, you will see the departure time and the stations where a particular train will stop. Hyperdia will also show which train will continue to your destination. http://www.hyperdia.com/sp/
  4. Please refer to our Guide to Lost and Found in Japan for information about recovering lost property: https://www.japanstation.com/complete-guide-to-lost-and-found-in-japan/
  5. Please note that Kanku Webtoku voucher can only be exchanged at Nankai Namba Station Service Center (2F). You cannot exchange the voucher for a ticket at Namba station (3F) and other stations such as Shin-imamiya sta. Tengachaya sta. and so on. After the voucher is exchanged for a ticket you can take the actual train from any station, including Tengachaya.
  6. Yes, there is a luggage delivery service at Kanazawa Station. Contact the Tourist Information Center near the station’s East Exit. Luggage sent to other cities is usually delivered on the next day.
  7. If you use separate tickets then you will need to exit ticket gates at Sengakuji and re-enter with Tokyo Subway pass. If you buy the special Weclome Tokyo subway pass you can stay on the train all the way to Asakusa.
  8. There is a special Welcome Tokyo Subway pass that includes Keikyu line one way or return from/to Haneda Airport and unlimited travel on Tokyo subway lines for 24, 48 or 72 hours. You can find the details on this page: https://www.haneda-tokyo-access.com/en/info/discountticket_welcometokyo.html
  9. It is not possible to make a reservation without an actual activated JR Pass and the person who's name is on the pass. https://www.japanstation.com/japan-rail-pass-discounted-travel-on-japan-railways/ It is possible to buy tickets at a ticket counter in advance with cash. You will not get your money back with a JR Pass. The last Shinkansen train of the day from Shin-Osaka to Tokyo depart around 8:30pm. Another alternative is to spend the night in Osaka and take a Shinkansen train to Tokyo in the morning. The first train departs around 6am.
  10. Kansai Thru Pass only covers non-JR lines, it does NOT cover Shinkansen lines. The shinkansen bullet train travels between Shin-Kobe Station and Shin-Osaka Station in just 13 minutes. An unreserved ticket costs 1,500 yen and a reserved seat costs 2,890 yen. https://www.osakastation.com/traveling-from-osaka-to-kobe/ Infants (up to 5 years old) travel for free with no reserved seat. Child (6 to 11 years old) fares are 50 % of the adult price.
  11. It is technically possible, but there is a good chance that all the compartments will be sold out on that day. This train is often sold out on the day of travel. It may be a good idea to make alternate plans in case there are no compartments available on this train.
  12. Isetan at Kyoto Station will close at 6:00 pm on December 31st and reopen at 9:30 am on January 2nd. Aeon mall is open every day during the New Year holidays. The souvenir shops within the station will be open every day, most other shops in the city usually stay closed on January 1st, but are open on all other days around the New Year.
  13. With a Japan Rail Pass you can travel in a basic compartment on the Sunrise Seto & Sunrise Izumo at no extra charge. All compartments on these trains are reserved. You will need to make a reservation with your Japan Rail Pass before boarding the train. Reservations can be made at any JR ticket office in Japan. Unfortunately, there are no online reservations for these trains. You will need to make reservations in person. We suggest making reservations in advance as soon as you arrive in Japan and activate your Japan Rail Pass.
  14. The Limited Express Shinano is operated by JR Central. It doesn't offer online reservations. You can make a reservation at any JR ticket office in Japan in person.
  15. Unfortunately, there is no English language assistance available for coin lockers. You can try contacting Kyoto Tourist Information Center at Kyoto Station by phone: https://tic.jnto.go.jp/detail.php?id=1219
  16. 1. Narita Express does go directly to Shibuya Station. https://www.japanstation.com/narita-express-tokyos-airport-shuttle/ 2. Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel is located north-east of the station. You can use any exit on the north side. The Hachiko gate is probably most convenient. You can find a map on the hotel website: https://www.tokyuhotelsjapan.com/global/shibuya-r/access/index.html 3. Your hotel will be able to arrange Yamato luggage delivery for you. We suggest confirming delivery times at the hotel reception at least a day in advance.
  17. There are buses running throughout the day from Kanazawa Station to Shirakawa-go. http://www.hokutetsu.co.jp/en/en_highway-takayama https://www.kanazawastation.com/day-trip-from-kanazawa-to-shirakawa-go-gokayama/ There are also buses running from Toyama to Shirakawa-go: https://www.nouhibus.co.jp/highwaybus/toyama_en/
  18. ICOCA card can be used on all subway lines in Osaka. For more information about The Sakaisuji Subway Line: https://www.osakastation.com/the-sakaisuji-subway-line/ IC cards in Japan: https://www.japanstation.com/japans-prepaid-transportation-cards-ic-cards/
  19. Kansai Thru Pass will cover base fare from KIX to Namba. You will need to pay an extra fee of around 500 yen to upgrade to Rapi:t with a reserved seat. You can take regular Airport Express without extra charges. For more details about Rapi:t and Airport Express visit this page: https://www.osakastation.com/the-nankai-airport-line-the-airport-express-rapit-services-for-kansai-airport-namba/
  20. It is possible to make this connection in 6 minutes but it will be very tight. Narita Express trains run from Shinjuku around every 30 minutes during the day. Please also consider taking the next Narita Express if it arrives in time for your flight.
  21. You can take Narita Express train directly to Shinjuku Station: https://www.japanstation.com/narita-express-tokyos-airport-shuttle/ or airport limousine bus to Shinjuku Station or one of nearby hotels: https://www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/areas/detail/nrt/shinjuku/dep
  22. You certainly can take Narita Express on November 8th with a JR Pass that is valid until November 10th. All seats on Narita Express are reserved. You will need to make a seat reservation with your JR Pass at any JR ticket office before you board the train.
  23. Generally, small pets can be carried on public transportation in a cage or bag. JR charges extra for pets. https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/support/accessibility/ Small animals, e.g. dogs, cats, pigeons and such like (excluding ferocious animals and snakes), may be brought in on trains as long as they are no more than 10 kilograms in weight, are placed in a cage of up to 70 centimeters in length, where the sum of the length, width and height of the cage is about 90 centimeters, and are recognized to cause no damage or disturbance to other passengers. If you are carrying on a small animal (pet, etc.), please do not take it out of its carrying case at the station or inside the train.
  24. Yes, you can use the Kansai Wide Area Pass on this route. All the schedules and connections can be found on: http://www.hyperdia.com/
  25. Normally, Haruka Express from Kansai Airport arrives at platform number 1 at Shin-Osaka Station. You can check the arrival platform of your particular train on Hyperdia: http://www.hyperdia.com/