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Hi

I will be travelling to Osaka in June for 4 days before going to Tokyo. I have bought the 7-day JR Pass.
i have booked my hotel at Sunroute Plaza Osaka Namba for my stay while in Osaka.
I will arrived at Kansai Airport at about 2130 hours. Cna i activate my JR Pass for travel to my hotel?
Which is the shortest possible from Kansai to my hotel?
Will I be able to use the JR Pass for my travel to Kyoto and Nara?

happysu
happysu

Hi there,

The exchange station at Kansai Airport is open until 5:30-23:00. So you can use the JR to travel to Namba. Using the JR, take the JR rapid bound for Osaka station. Get of an Shin-Imamiya and use a local train to JR-Namba, from there you can walk to the hotel.

The JR Pass also covers travel to Nara and Kyoto.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel San

Thank you for your prompt advise.
Does it mean that I have to change train at Shin imamiya to change train to get to JR Namba?

happysu
happysu

Hi there,

Yes, that's correct. There is one transfer at Shin-Imamiya.

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel san

When transferring train at shin-imamiya,can I use the JR pass or I have to buy a different ticket? If yes, can I use the suica card?

happysu
happysu

Hi,

The JR Pass covers the full trip.

No other ticket is required.

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel San
How far is the walk from JR Namba to Sunroute Osaka Namba?
Do I need to take a train from JR Namba to nippombashi station which is near the hotel?

happysu
happysu

Hi again,

I am not sure about the distance but everything in Namba is within walk able distance. I recommend using Google Maps if you want to know the exact route.

Nippombashi is quite a large area but close to Namba. If you find the route beforehand, its no problem to walk. You can also download Google maps to your mobile and navigate that way.

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Daniel-san
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Thank you Daniel San. Glad to hear that

happysu
happysu

Ihow do I travel to the following location using the JR pass:
Kyoto
Nara
Tokyo

happysu
happysu

Hi again!

Not sure when you are travelling from but you can use www.hyperdia.com to find any route yourself.

Also see:
http://www.jrpass.com/blogs/plan-with-the-hyperdia-online-timetable

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel San

Can I use my JR Pass If I am travelling from Shinjuku to Nikko (2-way)?

happysu
happysu

Hi again!

Yes, you can even use the bullet train between Tokyo - Utsunomiya. However the Spacia Nikko limited express from Shinjuku is not covered and requires an additional charge.

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