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Travel on 18 August 2014

over 3 years ago
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I am arriving into Tokyo Narita airport on 18 August at 7.30am. I will be activating my JR pass for use on the Narita Express.

Upon arrival in Tokyo we intend to catch a bullet train to Kyoto later that morning.

I understand that the festival of Oban is up to 17/8.

Is there likely to be much congestion the day after Oban and if so would you recommend booking a seat on the train.

Many thanks

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over 3 years ago
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Hi there,

It will certainly be a busy day for travel. I would recommend reserving tickets for the entire route once you arrive at Narita Airport - unfortunately it is not possible to do so before coming to Japan.

Don't worry though, there are many seats available.

Enjoy Japan!

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