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over 2 years ago
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My husband and I are going to Japan for 10 days. We will arrive to Narita airport and stay 3 nights In Tokyo. From the airport to the hotel we can take either the JR Narita express or the Limousine Bus.

From there we are traveling to Kawaguchi for 2 nights, Here I think the bus takes less time because it goes directly from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko.

Then we are going to Kyoto. I think we will have to go back to Shinjuku station and take the shinkansen train (is that the best way to get to Kyoto?)
In Kyoto we are staying for 4 nights. My husband has a meeting and I have not yet a exact plan of what I am going to visit.

Then we will go 2 nights to Nara (Do not know yet how to go there).
From Nara we have to go to Kansai International Airport. How is the best way to get to the airport?

Should I buy the rail pass?

Thank you in advance for your help


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over 2 years ago
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Hi Teresa,

Taking the bus from Shinjuku is indeed a little bit faster than going by rail. Although the trip by rail is very pleasant to make. You could also go one way back train and one way by bus.

Taking the Shinkansen is by far the best way to travel from Tokyo - Kyoto. To get from Nara - Kansai, take a local train to Osaka and the Airport express train from there to Kansai Airport.

For this itinerary I would recommend buying normal tickets. A 7 day JR Pass will cost more than normal tickets and you would have to do additional travel to help you make savings.

Hope this helps,

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