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tokyo to kansai & wifi on trains?

Tokyo to Kansai & WiFi on trains?

I want to go from Tokyo to Best Western Hotel Kansai Airport. Can I use my JR RailPass? I have checked timetable site but I only see Nozumi Shinkansen, and JR RailPass is not valid on Nozumi Shinkansen. Ken

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kwdj721

Hi Ken,

Yes - you can use the rail pass for that journey no problem. Here's a sample itinerary for you that's valid for the Japan Rail Pass.

You can read more about valid types of Bullet Train with the JR Pass and learn how to find non-Nozomi train routes here.

Hope this helps!

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mari
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Thank you! We are very excited. Is WiFi available on Shinkansen?

kwdj721
kwdj721

Hi there!

WiFi is technically available on the Shinkansen, but you have to register with a WiFi hotspot provider in advance which requires you to jump though a lot of registration hoops (more in Japanese). Because of this I think your options are:

I've rented a mobile wifi device in Japan before and found it invaluable, so highly recommend this option!

Hope this helps!

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mari
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