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train # and times

Train # and Times

I do not do well with public transportation and need help with train # and schedule's, never mind read a map:(
5/2 dept Shinjuku to Kyoto (Nakagyo area) 10-11am dept.
5/5 Kyoto-Hiroshima- Kyoto 10am dept return 7pm What time does the ferry dept and how far is it from the train station?
5/7 Kyoto-Nara-Kyoto 10am dept. return 6pm
5/9 Kyoto-Toyama City ???
5/13 Toyama City-Narata Excel Hotel Narita, Chiba ???
5/14 Airport hotel to Narita air port (flt dept 2pm for the states)
Thanks for any help sent my way.
I did buy the 14 day JR Pass


Hi there,

Luckily with the Rail Pass you can hop onto any train you need, so you don't have to be perfect with your planning.

You can look up train timetables and costs for all of your legs at the Hyperdia travel planning website and learn how to use Hyperdia for Japan Rail Pass holders through our video blog.

Here are some thoughts on your route for you to be aware of:

  1. I cover the ferry crossing timetable and map from Miyajimaguchi station to the port in this post.

  2. Kyoto to Toyama should be a fairly simple trip and will be possible in a day. sample itinerary.

  3. Toyama to Narita will be a bigger trip, but possible provided you give yourself enough time. Here's a sample itinerary.

Hope this helps!


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