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airport to shimbashi

Airport to Shimbashi

I plan on buying a Narita exp 1500yen ticket from airport to the city. I need to get to Shimbashi, but the train does not stop there. The express gets into Tokyo station track 1, and a local Jr train pulls out of track 1 a few minutes later. Do I need to exit the track area and buy another ticket for this last 3 minute ride. I'm not planning to activate my Jr pass for another week, when I leave for Osaka.

katht8
katht8

Hi there!

No, the Narita exp 1500yen ticket covers travel within the Tokyo area, even if you have to change trains. Meaning that you don't have to buy an additional ticket.

Hope this answers your question,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi, I have question pertinent to the above answer because I am travelling first time to Japan and going to Imperial hotel from Narita next month. How hard is it to take another train at Tokyo station for going towards shimbashi not knowing any Japanese ?

pradippatel
pradippatel

Tokyo station has signs in English as well, shimbashi is only 1 station away from Tokyo and is easy to get there.

You can for instance use the Yamanote line. All lines have stops displayed on the platform, so just look for the Yamanote line and check the right direction at the platform.

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Daniel-san
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Thank you. That was very useful and comforting. Pradip

pradippatel
pradippatel

Where would you recommend sitting on the journey from Tokyo to Osaka, we will have a large and a medium suitcase?

katht8
katht8

Anywhere in the Shinkansen is fine, each train car has a separate Suitcase compartment, you can store your luggage there while enjoying the high speed ride.

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Daniel-san
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