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Narita - Tokyo - Kyoto - Hakone - Disneyland - Narita

Hello- I have a few questions please. 2 adults & 1 child will be arriving at Narita at 8.00pm on the 22/01/15 and we would like to go to Tokyo for 2 nights - Kyoto 2 nights - Hakone 2 nights - Disneyland 3 nights ( in that order) and will be departing from Narita at 8.20pm 01/05/15.
1.We can get the limousine bus from Disneyland to Narita which will mean that we could get a 7 day JR pass - is this correct?
2.As it is our first time in Japan we are a bit nervous travelling on the train later in the evening - what are your thoughts?
3.How often do express trains leave from Narita to Tokyo ? I did look at hyperdia but didnt find that answer.

I would appreciate your input
Regards
Karen

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Hello Karen,

1.) Yes you can use the JR Pass to travel from Narita Airport - Disneyland, later on the JR Pass can also be used for travel to Hakone and Kyoto, making for good savings!

2.) Don't worry at all about traveling late on the train. It's more relaxed, if anything. Rush hour is over an most people will be tired from a long day of work, so it's generally easy to travel around.

3.) Approximately every 30 minutes. Here is the full time table>

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Thank you Daniel - the time table was very helpful.

I have been told that it is difficult to travel with luggage on the bullet trains - is this correct?
I believe that the JR rail pass wont take us to Hakone?
What time does the ticket office at Narita close - as if we obtain a JR rail pass we will have to go to the Narita ticket office to exchange our voucher for the actual pass?

Thanks
Karen

isagilletts
isagilletts

Hi Karen,

Bullet trains do have limited space for luggage and suitcases, generally it's fine if you can take it on the airplane as well.

The JR Pass can take you to Hakone, you can even use the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Odawara station. From there local (non-JR) travel runs throughout the Hakone area.

The ticket office is open until 21:45, this should give you plenty of time after arrival to exchange the JR Pass and get tickets to Tokyo.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Thank you - now what about traveling from Kyoto to Sagaarashiyama - on the JR Sagano Line - that would be part of the JR Pass?
Thanks
Karen

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isagilletts

Hi Karen,

Yes that is all included :)
Daniel

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Hello - I have booked the Toyko Prince Hotel and now I am not sure if using a JR rail pass will get us there from Narita?
Plus we then need to get to Kyoto a few days later. I am wondering if that hotel is a good choice. Karen

isagilletts
isagilletts

Hi Karen,

Here is how to access your hotel:
http://www.princehotels.com/en/tokyo/map-direction

The hotel is in a good area in Tokyo and easy to access :)
Daniel

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