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late arrival time

Late Arrival time

we arrive to Narita airport after jr rail office closes. We need to travel to Kyoto the next morning (12 April).
Our hotel near the airport has airport transfers but will we be fine to activate pass in the morning then jump on a train to Kyoto with no prior booking (family 2+2) and which jr office should we use ( terminal 1 or 2).



Hi there,

The JR Ticket office opens at 6:30 at Narita Airport in both Terminal 1 and 2. There is no real difference, so I would recommend going to the one that is closest to your Hotel.

Mid-April is not a very busy travel period, I don't expect that you will have any problems getting seats together.

Hope this helps,


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