questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

open hour for jr office in the narita airport

Open hour for JR office in the Narita Airport

How late will the office open in the airport? My plane will be landing at 9:00 pm. I need to exchange the voucher for the pass.

How late will JR be running each day? And local train schedule? Thanks.

Ling

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Hi Ling!

The JR Office at Narita Airport is open between 6:30 and 21:45.

As for trains running to Tokyo, the last train connection with the JR leaves Narita Airport at 22:16. You can also take the Keisei line which has a last service running at 22:29.

Here are the routes in Hyperdia.

I hope this helps!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Dniel,

Thanks for quick response.

Can I exchange JR pass in the U.S. Before I take off to Tokyo?

My plane will arrive at 9:00 pm and after passing though customs and other government agencies, it will be about 10;00pm( that is my guess). The JR ticket office is closed at 9:45pm.

If I can get the pass before arriving at the airport I can use the pass to catch the last train to Tokyo.
Pleas advise, thanks.

Ling

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Hi Dniel,

Thanks for quick response.

Can I exchange JR pass in the U.S. Before I take off to Tokyo?

My plane will arrive at 9:00 pm and after passing though customs and other government agencies, it will be about 10;00pm( that is my guess). The JR ticket office is closed at 9:45pm.

If I can get the pass before arriving at the airport I can use the pass to catch the last train to Tokyo.
Pleas advise, thanks.

Ling

Travelpassion
Travelpassion

Hi Ling!

Unfortunately you can also activate/exchange the JR pass when you land in Japan. However you may want to wait for it until the next day because the usage period is counted in days, so you would use up one whole day just to get to Tokyo. The fare is ¥ 1,280 by local train which should not be too much.

The fare is covered by the JR Pass in case that you do activate it on arrival.

Hope this helps too!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

Thanks for the speedy answer.

I only stay in Japan for six nights seven days. So JR pass is perfect to me. How late is local train running?

Thanks,

Ling

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Travelpassion

Hi Ling、

The last local JR train connection departs at 22:16. There are still buses going to Tokyo after this but I think that you should have enough time to catch it.

Also see my previous post about this.
-Daniel

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Many thanks.

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Hi Daniel,

I have another questions as I'm doing some research about the schedule of trains, I'm going to Kyoto from Tokyo. I had research the schedule and found out the Shinkansen train (bullet train) from Tokyo to Kyoto run by Nozomi, see below: JR pass is not valid for NoZomi, right? Ling

TOKYO
[ Departure track No.19 ]

[138 Min] through
SHINKANSEN NOZOMI 207
Train timetable | Interval timetable
¥7,980

10:18
end KYOTO

Travelpassion
Travelpassion

Hi Ling!

Sorry for the late replay, it was a very hectic day here.

The Nozomi unfortunately is not covered by the JR Pass but you can take the Hikari train instead, This train is exactly the same as the Nozomi but makes a couple more stops on the way.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

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Hi Daniel.

Do you provide JR Pass map and train schedules if I buy the JR pass from you? thanks. Ling

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