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fukuoka to kanazawa

Fukuoka to Kanazawa

what do you suggest to take from Fukuoka to Kanazawa using JR Pass?

kcy
kcy

Hi there,

First use the Shinkansen to travel from Hakata station (Fukuoka) to Shin-Osaka, there transfer to the Thunderbird ltd. express bound for Kanazawa.

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Daniel-san
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Both Shinkansen and thunderbird ltd can be used by the JR rail pass correct? How about from Kanazawa to Tokyo?

kcy
kcy

Hi again,

Yes, both routes are covered by the JR Pass.

You can use the Hokuriku Shinkansen directly from Kanazawa to Tokyo.

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Daniel-san
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Thanks you are so helpful. May i ask another question. Will be going to Nagoya in June. Heard Takayama is a nice place to visit nearby. What train to use to get there with the JR Pass. Any other place you suggest nearby using JR pass we can go to?
If i understand correctly, The JR pass is only for JR lines between cities and cannot be used within a city like the metro or subway. So in Fukuoka, I would need a local subway pass? Same as in Nagoya?
Thanks for your help!!! Much appreciated!!!

kcy
kcy

Hello again,

You can use the Hida wide view express from Nagoya to Takayama. This train is covered by the JR Pass.

You could also easily visit Kyoto or Osaka using the JR Pass from Nagoya.

The subway/metro is not included, so you'll need normal tickets for those.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thanks. What do you advice for us to take from Tokyo Shinjuku area to Yokohama? Or what other sites you recommend using the JR Pass that we can take from Tokyo?

kcy
kcy

You can use the JR Yokohama line directly to Yokohama. I would also recommend making a visit to Nikko. Personally I find it one of the best visits in Japan.

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Daniel-san
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What is the best way to travel to Nikko from Tokyo Shinjuku area using the JR Pass? Also How to get to Kamakura from Tokyo Shinjuku Area?

kcy
kcy

Where can i check for the timetable for the trains from Hakata station (Fukuoka) to Shin-Osaka, and also for the Thunderbird ltd. express bound for Kanazawa? Are they travelling on an hourly basis?

kcy
kcy

You can check them via www.hyperdia.com, most trains run every 30min.

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Daniel-san
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What is the best way to travel to Nikko from Tokyo Shinjuku area using the JR Pass? Also How to get to Kamakura from Tokyo Shinjuku Area?

kcy
kcy

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