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  1. Hi Michael, I learn another new thing today, thanks for clarifying: JR Pass <> 5-day Kansai WIDE Area Pass I'll be getting the 5-day Kansai WIDE Area Pass. Unreserved seat is fine, my group can walk direct to platform (track) and board for these trips: a) Kyoto Station -> Express Kinosaki -> Kinosaki Onsen Station b) Kinosaki Onsen Station -> Express Kounotori -> Osaka (Shin-Osaka) c) Shin-Osaka -> Haruka -> Kansai Airport Thanks again, you are very patient and helpful.
  2. Hi Michael, Appreciate your long reply and the info & weblinks. Here's my plan: a) 25-Nov (Fri): Arrive in Kansai -> Kyoto : I'll online reserve the ICOCA + Haraku at 3,600 yen per person. b) 28-Nov (Mon): Pickup the "5-day Kansai WIDE Area Pass" 8,500 yen (online reserve earlier) at Kyoto Station. c) 29-Nov (Tue): Use the JR-Pass to travel to Kinosaki Onsen (Ltd. Exp): 11:25am - FREE! d) 30-Nov (Wed): Use the JR-Pass to travel from Kinosaki Onsen to Osaka: 13:30 Ltd. Express Kounotori No. 16 (For Shin-Osaka) - FREE! e) 2-Dec (Fri): Use the JR-Pass to travel from Shin-Osaka/Tennoji to Kansai using the Haruka - FREE! This is possible, right ? Question: With the JR Pass, do I still need to goto counter/machine to select tickets/seat ? Or I can go direct to the track to board the train ? About the fare+seat, I think I start to understand Japan Rail ticketing, need to add both together, e.g. (refer pic) 3,350 + 1,730 = 5,080 yen Again, thank you and have a nice day.
  3. Hi, I'll arrive on 25 Nov 2016 (Friday) morning at Kansai, and going to Kyoto directly. 29 Nov (Tue) will goto Kinosakionsen station. 30 Nov (Wed) from Kinosakionsen -> (Kyoto) -> Osaka 2-Dec (Fri) morning Osaka -> Kansai airport I'm a bit confused with the JR Pass, please advise me on the ticket functionality: a) Kansai - Kyoto : Haruka 1,600 yen b) Kyoto - Kinosakionsen (Ltd. Exp): 11:25am Fare + Seat Unreserved = 2,590 + 1,730 = 4,320 yen c) Kinosakionsen (Ltd. Exp) - Kyoto - Osaka : 12:32pm Fare + Seat Unreserved = 3,670 + 1,730 = 5,400 yen d) Osaka - Kansai : Haruka 1,100 yen Questions: 1) Please correct me, if any of my research info is wrong :-) 2) Is it a must to purchase ICOCA for the Haruka 1,600 yen (Kansai-Kyoto) ? Or can purchase Haruka only without ICOCA ? 3) Please explain or weblink some info on how the "fare + seat" works ? Do I need both in combo ? 4) If I purchase a "5-day Kansai WIDE Area Pass" to activate from 28-Nov until 2-Dec, do I still need to pay anything for (b), (c) and (d) above ? e.g. do I still need to top-up and pay for "seat fare" ? 5) I welcome any better suggestions to utilise the JR Pass / ICOCA / or just purchase single-individual ticket for each travel ? FYI, I'm trying to settle my inter-city transport first, before narrow down into local city tram/bus/subway transportation. Thanks Arigato Gozaimasu