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  1. Hello Kitty Shinkansen operates as "Kodama 730" from Hakata to Shin-Osaka. Departing Hakata at 6:40am and arriving at Shin-Osaka at 11:13am. You can buy tickets at any JR ticket office in Japan. It's a good idea to make ticket reservations as soon as you arrive in Japan because this train is very popular.

    You can find the details, including operation days, in this news release:

    https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/pdf/press_20180601.pdf

  2. When you enter ticket gates for the first time using your pass it gets stamped. If you use a regular ticket at Kyoto station, remain on board at Tsuruga and exit at Kanazawa you may be questioned why you don't have a stamp. Keep the Kyoto to Tsuruga ticket in case of any questions. It shouldn't be a problem as long as you can show the Kyoto to Tsuruga ticket.

  3. The fastest way to travel from KIX to Nankai Namba is by Nankai Airport Express Rapi:t. This train has dedicated luggage space. It is not covered by JR Pass.

    https://www.osakastation.com/the-nankai-airport-line-the-airport-express-rapit-services-for-kansai-airport-namba/

    If you choose to take a bus you can find the schedule for the bus to OCAT on this site:

    https://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/en/access/bus/

    For general information regarding traveling between Osaka and Kansai International Airport visit: https://www.osakastation.com/traveling-between-osaka-and-kansai-international-airport/

     

     

     

     

  4. Kansai One Pass is just a special version of ICOCA card. Both Suica and ICOCA are accepted all over Japan.

    Kansai Thru Pass is similar to JR Pass, but offers unlimited travel on non-JR railways in Kansai region for a set number of days.

    You can use either ICOCA or Suica to travel from Osaka to Shugakuin. Both are accepted on Keihan and Eizan lines.

    You can find more information about IC cards here: https://www.japanstation.com/japans-prepaid-transportation-cards-ic-cards/

    Eizan Line: https://www.kyotostation.com/the-eizan-electric-railway-for-kibune-kurama-mount-hiei/

    Keihan Line: https://www.osakastation.com/the-keihan-main-line-traveling-to-kyoto-from-yodoyabashi-station/

     

  5. Kintetsu Nara Line Rapid Exp.  for KINTETSUNARA is not covered by the Japan Rail Pass.

    On Hyperdia you can uncheck "Private Railway" in search options to select only JR lines that are covered by the Japan Rail Pass.