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I have a plan to go to Kanazawa, Takayama, Matsumoto and jigokudani yaen koen early December.
I will travel from Tokyo and will use JR pass.
However, for the route that does not accept JR Pass, is it possible to use Suica prepaid card?
1. Does Nohi bus from Takayama to Matsumoto accept Suica card or Do I need to use cash?
2. Does the Limited express train from Yudanaka to Nagano accept Suica prepaid card?
3 Are there any buses from Gotemba station to Yamanaka ko, Kawaguchi ko and Oshihakkai?

Besides, what is the best way to travel from Narita Airport to Aoto station?
Does Narita Express stop at Aoto Station or I have to use Keisei Line?
How much does it cost for each option?

Thank you very much


Hi Suvanee

You ask a lot of questions, here we go!
1. You will have to use cash for this trip (3100yen one way or 5500 for a return)
2. As it is a limited express train you can not use the Suica card to travel on it directly and you will have to buy a ticket at the ticket office in advance. You could use your card here though to pay for it.
3.Yes you can take the bus from Gotemba to Yamanaka. The best way is to ask the local tourist office to set things up for you.

As for Aoto, the Keisei line is pretty much your only option and will cost about 1000yen.

Hope it helps :)


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