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getting to kawaguchico station from shibuya via the jr kanto pass

Getting to Kawaguchico Station From Shibuya Via the JR Kanto Pass

Hi - Would appreciate information on our Mt. Fuji day trip.
We will be staying at Shibuya and will be getting the JR Kanto Pass. How to I travel from Shibuya to Mt. Fuji Kawaguchico Station using the JR Kanto Pass? I know I still need to get bus tickets in Kawaguchico so I could see Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchico. What I don't know is getting to Kawaguhico Station from Shibuya. Do I still need to buy other tickets even if I have the JR Kanto Pass? Also, where can I see the train schedule going to Kawaguchico Station.

Many thanks for the help.

angelgie
angelgie

Hi there!

You can use the pass to travel the full route.

Here is the route in Hyperdia.

Enjoy the ride!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you Daniel-san!

Is it worthwhile getting on the Holiday Rapid Mt Fuji train or is the Kaiji Ltd Express + Fujkyu better? I'm thinking there's a lot more flexibility with the Kaiji (more trains?)

One more thing that I still don't get... if on the Kaiji it says "Reserved seats" how do I go about reserving seats? Can I do it ahead of time like on the Shinkansen, or should I go to a machine at the station? Sorry... n00b question...

Thanks!

Kiko

kix_r
kix_r

Hi Kiko,

Either way is fine, you can use the Kanji or other trains. I would suggest finding the route that best suites your time table and go with that :)

To make seat reservations, go to a manned JR Desk at a station and tell the staff that you wish to make a seat reservation. They will then print the tickets for you :)

Hope this helps!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you Daniel-San! :)

kix_r
kix_r

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