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JR Rail Pass Usage

Hi, please can you assist to advise what kind of service is available for JR Rail Pass Holder.

I plan to travel from Narita Airport to Kyoto, Kyoto back to Shinagawa, lastly Shinagawa to Narita Airport. I have the following recommended train route by HyperDia. Please can you assist to advise whether can i use JR Rail Pass for all recommended train?

In General, can i take Narita Express? WHat is LTD EXP, any restriction on taking this train?

  1. Narita to Kyoto
    NARITA AIRPORT -- take LTD. EXP NARITA EXPRESS 8 to SHINAGAWA, and take SHINKANSEN HIKARI 509 to KYOTO

  2. Kyoto to Shinagawa
    KYOTO take SHINKANSEN HIKARI 524 to SHINAGAWA

  3. Shinagawa to Narita
    Shinagawa -- take LTD. EXP NARITA EXPRESS 1 or LTD. EXP NARITA EXPRESS 3 to Narita Airport

Thank you very much.

brandytio
brandytio

Hello there,

A limited express is a fast train service that also has reserved seats. All ltd. express trains run by JR are included in the JR Pass. The reason they are called limited, is because they only stop at major stations.

The JR Pass covers all of the above route and you are good to go!

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you Daniel for your valuable information..

brandytio
brandytio

Hi,

I have a japan trip in July. We are going to arrive Narita airport at 5 pm if we start use our 7 days JRPass to use from Narita to Tokyo on 3/7/2016. Does that JRPass still valid on 10/7/2016 as we are going to travel back from Kyoto to Tokyo on the 10/7/2016.

Thanks

toa
toa

Hi there,

The JR Pass is counted in full days and the first day is counted as a full day, no matter what time you start using it.

The JR Pass would expire on the 9th if activated on the 3rd. Since travel from Kyoto - Tokyo is much more pricey than Narita Airport - Tokyo, use normal tickets to travel into Tokyo.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thanks for your answer.

toa
toa

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