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narita airport to shinjuku

Narita Airport to Shinjuku

1) Please advise me how to travel from Narita airport to Shinjuku.
2) Also after 2 days I plan to go to Kyoto on a day trip. Which is the best way yo go and return back from Kyoto on the same day.
I am having the JR Pass for the entire family.
Thanks

Barnwal
Barnwal

Hi there!

Here are some itineraries for you to use for your travels. There is a direct train to Shinjuku from Narita on the Narita Express. You'll also need to use the Hikari bullet train from Tokyo station to Kyoto station to make a good day trip.

  1. Narita airport terminal 1 > Shinjuku(jr): ¥3,310 (84mins, 89km)
  2. Shinjuku(jr) > Kyoto: ¥13,420 (182mins, 517km)
  3. Kyoto > Tokyo: ¥13,420 (161mins, 513km)
  4. Tokyo > Narita airport terminal 1: ¥3,140 (58mins, 79km)

JR ticket cost: ¥33,290 for 4 legs

Hope this helps!

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mari
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Thanks for the quick reply.
Can you tell me which trains to change for the above mentioned 2 trips.
1) Narita Airport to Shinjuku
2) Shinjuku to Kyoto to Shinjuku
Thank you

Barnwal
Barnwal

Hi there! If you click the green links in my original post it will take you to detailed itineraries fro each of your trips.

Hope this helps!

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mari
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How do I travel from Narita airport to Hotel Sheraton Miyako, minato-ku, Tokyo using my JR Pass.

Barnwal
Barnwal

Hi there!

Here's your hotel's access page for you for reference. It looks like the best route is:

  1. Narita Express to Shinagawa station (JR Pass OK)
  2. Yamanote line to Meguro station (JR Pass OK)
  3. Subway line to Shirokanedai station then walk to hotel (Separate charge)

Hope this helps!

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mari
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How to travel to Hiroshima from Meguro stn

Barnwal
Barnwal

Hi there!

Assuming you mean Meguro, Tokyo, here's a sample itinerary for you.

You can look up precise train timetables and costs at the Hyperdia travel planning website and learn how to use Hyperdia for JR Pass holders through our video blog.

Hope this helps!

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mari
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Can I travel by JR from Meguro/ Shinagawa station to Hiroshima using only JR Pass?

Barnwal
Barnwal

Hi Barnwal,

Yes, this route is 100% covered by the JR Pass.

Hope this helps!

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mari
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But it uses Shinkasen Nozomi 15 or Nozomi 17 or
Or Shinkansen Nizomi 209
But Nozomi trains are not covered from Shinagawa to Hiroshima.

Barnwal
Barnwal

Can you send me the itinerary for the Shinagawa - Hiroshima?

Thank you!

Barnwal
Barnwal

Hi Barnwal,

You can deselect Nozomi class in Hyperdia search options to search for valid Hikari for your trip. Here's a sample itinerary for you with the correct options selected.

Hope this helps!

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mari
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My JR pass is valid upto 28 November 2012.
I want to travel from Shinagawa to Narita Airport on 28 November 2012 at 2300 hrs.
1- Will I have to spend more money (Yen) or is my JR Pass valid?
2- Which Train I can catch from Shinagawa without spending more money.

Barnwal
Barnwal

Hi there,

  1. Your JR Pass will be valid on the JR Narita Express train (or normal JR trains) to Narita from Tokyo.
  2. The last direct Narita Express to Narita leaves Shinagawa at 19:50, getting into Narita at 21:13. An alternative set of non direct JR trains leave at just after 8pm, but this doesn't really buy you much more time. Other options will require a further charges I'm afraid (and are really not that numerous - the only other option I can think of that is not very expensive is to travel to Nippori with the JR Pass and then pay for the Keisei Skyline to Narita. Here is a sample itinerary leaving Shinagawa at 20:30.

Hope this helps!

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