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  1. The train will be displayed as “Kansai Airport Rapid Service”

    The destination will be Kyobashi or Tennoji (after a full loop, including a stop at Bentencho).

    You don’t need to change trains at Tennoji station.

    You can find more information about the Kansai Airport Rapid service in this article (Traveling from Kansai Airport section): https://www.osakastation.com/jr-kansai-airport-line-kansai-airport-rapid-service/


  2. Generally train stations in Japan close after the last train at nigh for cleaning and maintenance. You will not be able to stay at the station overnight.

    There is a comfortable business hotel located right next to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto station: https://www.hakodatestation.com/hotels-near-shin-hakodate-hokuto-station/

    If you continue to Hakodate station you will find a wider choice of hotels for an overnight stay: https://www.hakodatestation.com/hotels-near-hakodate-station/




  3. Taking a shuttle back to the airport and taking Narita Express will be the fastest way to get to Tokyo.

    The alternative is to go to Narita station and take a local train that will take much longer to reach Tokyo.

  4. Luggage can be kept overnight, up to three days. You make a payment for the first day when you deposit the luggage. When you pick up the luggage you need to make an additional payment for any extra time. Please note that the number of days is not calculated based on 24 hours. You initial deposit last until midnight, after midnight counts as a new day.

    You can find more information about lockers at Nagoya station on this page: https://www.nagoyastation.com/nagoya-station-information-facilities/

  5. The 7 day Japan Rail Pass + a separate, one way ticket from Nara/Osaka back to Tokyo is the most cost effective.

    The JR Pass need to be used on consecutive days.

    In Tokyo metro area Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen (from Hiroshima/Osaka) stops at Shinagawa and Tokyo stations.


  6. Generally, infants and babies up to 5 years old travel for free (except when an infant or baby occupies his or her own reserved seat).

    All seats on Rapi:t Airport Express are reserved. If your daughter can seat on your lap then no ticket is required, if she needs a separate seat then a reserved ticket is needed.

    The regular Nankai Airport Express (not Rapi:t) is a commuter train with non-reserved seats. No ticket is required for a 2 year old.

    More information about Nankai Airport Express services: https://www.osakastation.com/the-nankai-airport-line-the-airport-express-rapit-services-for-kansai-airport-namba/

  7. 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.

    Some hotels will store your luggage for a few days if you are staying there. You can also use a delivery service to send your luggage directly to your next destination or to the airport.

  8. Nankai Koya line and the cable car are now operating normally.

    From Kyoto you can take a JR Rapid train to Osaka Station, change to the JR Osaka Loop Line to Shin-Imamiya Station. At Shin-Imamiya Station transfer to Nankai Koya line express train.

  9. ICOCA card can be used on practically all transportation systems, including subways, JR and private railways. You need to add funds to the card first and every fare is deducted from the preloaded balance.


    Kansai Thru Pass offers unlimited travel on non-JR lines, including Nankai Airport line to Namba, Osaka and Kyoto subways, and other lines between Osaka and Kyoto. It is a great value if you are spending a few days in the region.



  10. Narita Express train cars have dedicated luggage space for large suitcases. Shinkansen trains running between Hokkaido and Tokyo have overhead storage shelves, and extra space behind the last seat for over-sized luggage. You just need to inform a staff member that you'd like to place luggage there. The local train from Hakodate to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto is rarely busy and should be ok to carry a large suitcase for a short ride.

    Alternatively, you can send the large suitcase directly to Narita Airport via overnight delivery. The hotel staff can help you with the paperwork. Please verify the delivery time beforehand. 

  11. There is a night train: https://www.osakastation.com/the-sunrise-seto-sunrise-izumo-overnight-sleeper-trains-from-osaka-to-tokyo/

    It is covered by Japan Rail Pass, but, unfortunately, there is no way to reserve seats online in advance for JR Pass holders. The only way to reserve tickets is in person at any JR ticket office in Japan. You can try booking a ticket as soon as you arrive at Kansai Airport JR ticket office, but it's not guaranteed that there will be seats available on that day.

  12. The fastest way is to take the Odakyu Romancecar train from Shinjuku Station directly to Gotemba (95 min). This train is not covered by the Japan Rail Pass and runs only on weekends.

    The route covered by Japan Rail Pass is:

    From Tokyo Station or Shinagawa Station take shinkansen to Mishima Station, change to JR Tokaido Line to Numazu Station, change to JR Gotemba Line to Gotemba Station. Total travel time with transfers 117 minutes.


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