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narita airport - tokyo - osaka/kyoto

Narita Airport - Tokyo - Osaka/kyoto

Hi all,

Does JR pass cover all trains from Narita Airport to Tokyo? as there are express, local & rapid etc

I will also be travelling in the morning from Tokyo to Osaka, but from what I understand is that the JR pass does not allow seat reservations, what is the best time to travel on the shinkansen?

Also I will be travelling from Osaka to Kyoto does the JR pass cover most of the route?


Hi there,

The JR Pass covers all local, rapid and ltd Express trains (Narita Express) to Narita Airport that are run by JR. Note that the Keisei line not part of JR.

The JR Pass includes Free Seat Reservations which can be made once you are in Japan.

The JR Pass covers all travel between Narita Airport - Tokyo - Osaka/kyoto, as well as local JR lines within these cities.

Hope this helps,

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