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Visiting Japan - Seek Advise from Daniel San

Ash
Ash
about 2 years ago
8 responses

Hello Daniel San,

We are 2 families visiting Japan in 2 days. Staying around the Disney area for the first few nights and then heading to Kyoto.

I plan to visit Tokyo and my Fuji in the first couple of days before heading out to Kyoto.

Once in Kyoto, would like to go to Osaka for a day trip and Hiroshima for a day trip.

We land in Haneda Airport and the first destination is to get to the Sheraton Disney resort. Couple of questions.
1) is Limosine bus the best way( and most economical ) to get to the disney hotel from Haneda ?
2) can I buy the JR pass upon arrival at Haneda.
3) should I activate the pass on my 3rd day and use it to travel to Fuji from Tokyo and then use it the next day to travel to Kyoto.

Please advise.

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Daniel-san
16285 posts
about 2 years ago
Expert

Hi there,

Let's have a look at your questions :)

1.) This is for sure the most convenient option, you get on the bus and you step out in front of your hotel. I don't know the exact pricing but I don't think it would be a big difference in costs compared to local rail travel.

2.) Yes, that is possible but keep in mind that the cost in Japan is up to 20% higher than compared to online purchase.

3.) For Fuji it will depend on where you travel but be sure to use the JR Pass when you travel to Kyoto.

For travel to Fuji see:
http://www.jrpass.com/blogs/itinerary-tip-mt-fuji

Hope this helps,
Daniel

Ash
Ash
8 posts
about 2 years ago

Thanks Daniel San,

Also how do I make seat reservations for different trains and how soon do I have to make them if I have the JR pass.

Ash
Ash
8 posts
about 2 years ago

Also wanted to check that if I buy the JR pass , would I get the response online and print the voucher to take with me to Japan?

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Daniel-san
16285 posts
about 2 years ago
Ash
Ash
8 posts
about 2 years ago

Thank you Daniel San.

As we leave tomorrow, it’s too late to order now. Where can I purchase this upon entry into Japan. Would getting it from Haneda Airport or one of the Tokyo stations be okay.

Also what is the care that I would have to buy to travel On all Tokyo transit as we will have to commute from Disney Resort to the downtown.

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Daniel-san
16285 posts
about 2 years ago
Expert

Yes, you can buy it in Japan but the price is up to 20% higher. Depending on when you want to start using it, we could also ship the JR Pass to your accommodation in Japan.

The JR station for Disneyland is called Maihama, from there you can use local trains to access Tokyo. Once you are at Tokyo station, you can take a train anywhere.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

Ash
Ash
8 posts
about 2 years ago

We are at the Sheraton Disney Resort. If I buy the pass today, when could I get it there ?

Is it worth it if my travel is to Tokyo - Kyoto - Osaka - Kyoto - Hiroshima - Kyoto - Tokyo

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Daniel-san
16285 posts
about 2 years ago
Expert

We could dispatch it today if purchased within the next ~1h. In that case, we expect delivery on Friday.

Otherwise, it would be one business day later.

If you do order, drop me a line at [email protected] and make sure it gets done today.

With the above itinerary, either a 7 or 14 day JR Pass would help you make savings compared to purchasing normal tickets.

Ash
Ash
8 posts
about 2 years ago

I am trying to buy the JR pass for 6 adults and 2 children but the system does not allow me to select the date of use before the 21st. I need to start using it on the 18th.

Could you help

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Daniel-san
16285 posts
about 2 years ago
Expert

The date is an indication only, as long as you start using the JR Pass within 90 days of purchase is there no problem and you can select a later date to proceed.

Ash
Ash
8 posts
about 2 years ago

So i can begin to use it from the 18th or the 19th Correct.

Also could you ship this to the Sheraton Grand Bay in the Disney Resort area.

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Daniel-san
16285 posts
about 2 years ago
Expert

Yes, that's no problem.

For the Hotel, please fill in the address in as shipping address during check-out.

Ash
Ash
8 posts
about 2 years ago

Placed the order and put in the address.

Could you please check and let me know if i can receive this by friday at the hotel.

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Daniel-san
16285 posts
about 2 years ago
Expert

We received your order and I already replied to your mail.

Friday will work. It can be a good idea to inform your hotel that you are expecting a letter/small package. This way there are no surprises.


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