questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

takayama to ebisu tokyo

Takayama to Ebisu Tokyo

Hello,

My original plan on Friday, July 3rd was to take the 11:24 am train, arriving at 4:53pm but I'm unable to find that route schedule on Hyperdia now. Maybe there has been a change in schedule.

So now, I am thinking of taking this train route from Takayama to Ebisu (Tokyo).
11:00 am Depart Takayama - LTD. EXP Hida 3; Arrive Toyama 12:26pm
12:58 Depart Toyama - Shinkansen Hakutaka 564; Arrive Omiya (Saitama) 15:02pm
15:12 Depart Omiya (Saitama) - JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line (via Utsunomiya Line); Arrive Shinjuku (JR) 15:44
15:45 Depart Shinjuku (JR) - JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line (via Yokosuka Line)
15:52 Arrive Ebisu(Tokyo)

My confusion is the JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line. After I board at Omiya (Saitama) do I stay on the train until I get to Ebisu(Tokyo) or get off at Shinjuku and board a different train? Also, will the JR Pass work for all transfers?

Thank you.
Sharon

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Swong2

Hi Sharon,

I looked up the route and can confirm that you can stay on the same line. The double arrow in Hyperdia means the train will continue.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you, Daniel. Off topic, is there a Midori no Madoguchi at Hiroshima Station? If time permits, I may want to make a day trip reservation from Hiroshima to Himeji. I didn't want to reserve early in case we're not able to make this excursion.

Sharon

Swong2
Swong2

Hi Sharom,

Yes (nearly) every station has a Midori no Madoguchi.

You can always take a non reserved seat if you are in a hurry but just going to the platform and showing the JR Pass.

Hope this helps too,
Daniel

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