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narita airport to katsuragawa (kyoto)

Narita Airport to Katsuragawa (Kyoto)

Hi,

I will be travelling to Japan this February and I would like to understand more about the JR Pass usage & train route.

I used Hyperdia to check the route from Narita Airport Terminal 2 to Katsuragawa (Kyoto):

NARITA AIRPORT TERMINAL 2
NIPPORI
TOKYO
KYOTO
KATSURAGAWA(KYOTO)

(link: http://www.hyperdia.com/en/cgi/en/search.html?dep_node=NARITA%20AIRPORT%20TERMINAL%202&arv_node=KATSURAGAWA(KYOTO)&via_node01=&via_node02=&via_node03=&year=2015&month=02&day=27&hour=14&minute=00&search_type=0&search_way=&transtime=undefined&sort=0&max_route=5&faretype=0&ship=off&lmlimit=null&search_target=route&facility=reserved&sum_target=7)

Does that mean that we have to stop by every station (e.g. nippori, tokyo, kyoto) to catch a different train? If that is the case, how do I go about reserving seats for all the trains using my ordinary Jr Pass?

Hope to receive your advice.. Thank you.

drakerie
drakerie

Hi there,

I'd advise taking the following route.

Narita Airport --> Tokyo with the Narita Express
Tokyo - Kyoto --> With the Shinkansen
Kyoto - Katsuragawa --> JR Kyoto Line Rapid Service

This will minimize transfers and make the route all covered by the JR Pass.

Reservations can be made at the JR office @Narita Airport. The JR Kyoto Line Rapid Service is a local service and does not have reserved seats. So just ask for a ticket Narita Airport - Kyoto when making reservations.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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