questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

luggage toruble and reservation of seats

luggage toruble and reservation of seats

i will be landing at haneda in first week of july and then which train should i take to tokyo city near ginza district, also i have three big sized suitcases with me.
i will be staying in the city for a week during which will also travel to hakone, so can i use the japan pass in the city as well as to hakone, for hakone, mt fuji , do i have to reserve me seats in advance, if so how do i do that, can i do that before entering japan?
from tokyo i will travel to osaka on a weekday, so will taking a morning train be a crowded/ peak time, also will i be able to take my luggage with me or have to send separately, and which train would i have to take.
also i want to travel to kyoto and nara from osaka, can i use the jr pass for that and which trains would those be, and also the trains in between different tourists spots be also included.
also in osaka to the kansai airport can i use the jr pass?


Hi there,

Trains only have room for a limited amount of luggage and if you carry three big sized suitcases then you may have a little too much with you. Consider taking an airport limousine service instead to Ginza, so you can at least store your suitcases. During busy times you are not allowed to bring more than 2 suitcases aboard the train so it may be better to have them forwarded to you hotel. Consider using the [Takyuhaibin service from Yamamoto transport to do so]9

For seat reservations, please read out blog post for all the details on how to reserve a seat with the JR Pass. The JR Staff will find the best trains for you, just show your JR Pass and tell them where you wish to go. It's as easy as that!

The JR Pass does cover all your travel, including to Kansai airport, Nara, Kyoto and Osaka.

Hope this helps!


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