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narita airport to kyoto without shikensen nozomi 23

Narita Airport to Kyoto without Shikensen Nozomi 23

Hi Jr Passes,

I will be going to Japan this Nov and will be landed at Narita International Airport. Our plan is to go straight to Kyoto after landed. and i will be buying 7 day JR passes. One question, is there any other way to go Kyoto with JR pass without paying additional for Nozomi pass ( as Nozomi not covered in Jr passes)?
Hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you,
Alina

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dravidia_83

Hi Alina,

The Nozomi is indeed not included in the JR Pass. You can however use the JR Pass to use the Hikari Shinkansen instead of the Nozomi.

Unfortunately there is no upgrade path available for JR Pass users. You will have to pay the full fare if you wish to travel on the Nozomi.

Hope this answers your questions,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thanks for your reply,

Sorry, one more question. Where should i get Hikari Shinkansen? can i get at Shinagawa?

Thank you,
Alina

dravidia_83
dravidia_83

Hi Aline,

The same stations as the Nozomi, in Tokyo these are Tokyo and Shinagawa stations.

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Daniel-san
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