questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

tokyo to kyoto

Tokyo to Kyoto

I will be travelling on the romance car or other transportation from Hakone to Shinjuku on July 11th, and then, immediately go from Tokyo to Kyoto with the JR Pass. What is the last train available that I can take to Kyoto using my JR Pass that day? Is the last train around 8 pm or so?

Mark

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teamtu

Hi Mark,

You will want to take the Shinkansen from Odawara station (Hakone).

The last train connection leaves Odawara at 20:36.

See here for details.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thanks Daniel,

I was hoping to take the Romance Car back into Shinjuku and then go to the shinkansen. Are you saying we should forget the Romance Car then, and just get to Odawara?? And then is it easier to take the shinkansen from Odawara to Kyoto?

Mark

teamtu
teamtu

If I take Romance Car to Hakone area and then how do I get to Odawara and is this included in the Hakone/Fuji free pass that I plan on buying?

teamtu
teamtu

And what time is the latest time for the shinakansen from Tokyo to Kyoto if we decide to take the romance car back to Shinjuku? I know we have to go from Shinjuku to the shinkansen station which is also how long?

Mark

teamtu
teamtu

Hi there,

Sorry I read it the other way around. The last possible connection leaves Shinjuku at 19:41.

See this example.

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Daniel-san
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On some of the examples, like the one from Odawara to Kyoto at 2036 hours shows a Nozomi line in there. Are JR Pass holders allowed to be on Nozomi?

Also on the timetables, when I see a box with a N and a 700 in the box (I see it multiple times usually on the last stop). What does that mean?

Mark

teamtu
teamtu

Hi,
JR Pass holders cannot take the Nozomi train.
You can go to Hyperdia and just plug in your starting point and end point, plus date/time that you like. But be sure under "More Options" to deselect "Nozomi..." since you can't ride that on the Pass.

The N700 is just the type of train that is being used. It is quite comfortable and you will enjoy the ride.

Toraneko
Toraneko

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