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into narita at 5.30pm

into narita at 5.30pm

Hi
1) Need to find out if I can safely make it to osaka on the shinkansen if I arrive into narita airport at 5.30pm. Will it be too much of a rush??
2) Should I get the 7 day JR if I plan to use it on the 14 Aug when I arrive and then on the 20 Aug back to tokyo from osaka. Worth the cost??

angeli
angeli

Hi there,

1.) Arriving at 5:30pm @ Narita Airport can be a bit of a gamble. The last possible train connection with the JR Pass departs Narita Airport at 18:48. This means that you may run out of time in case of plane delay or long queues at immigration. It may be saver to travel Tokyo, spend the night there and travel on to Osaka the following morning.

2.) I would recommend using a JR Pass for your travel, a normal return ticket Narita Airport - Osaka is ¥ 33,400, the 7 day JR Pass is ¥ 29,110 so you would already be making savings there. The JR Pass is also valid for local travel on the JR Network around Osaka and Tokyo, addicting even more to your savings.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you Daniel-san. You are a wealth of information.
Do you think it would be much more expensive if I did not use the JR pass(Nozomi??) and what time would you estimate my arrival into Osaka

angeli
angeli

Hi Again,

All together I would estimate that you could do about 6,000 to 10,000yen in savings with the JR Pass, depending on the amount of local travel that you may do.

The price for a one way ticket Narita Airport - Osaka using the Nozomi is ¥ 17,010, the route all together takes about 248 Minutes (a little over 4 hours).

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Daniel-san
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