about 3 years ago
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This is my first overseas trip to Japan and I am very overwhelmed with Japan's train line system.
We will be purchasing the 14 day Japan Rail Pass, I have done some research and have already planned out our transportation to and from each city however I am not sure whether these lines are covered by the pass.

Can you please help? Is there perhaps other lines I can take that are easier and quicker?

Kansai Airport to the Osaka Dotonbori Hotel

KANSAI AIRPORT > LTD Exp Haruka > TENNOJI > JR Yamatoji Line Local > JR NAMBA

Osaka Dotonbori Hotel to Kyoto Citadines Hotel

JR NAMBA > JR Yamatoji Line Local > TENNOJI > LTD Exp Kuroshio or Haruka > SHIN OSAKA
SHIN OSAKA > Shinkansen Hikari > KYOTO
KYOTO > Kyoto City Subway Karasuma Line > GOJO

Kyoto Citadines Hotel to Tokyo Sunroute Hotel

GOJO > Kyoto City Subway Karasuma Line > KYOTO
KYOTO > Shinkansen Hikari > TOKYO
TOKYO > JR Chuo Line Rapid Service > JR SHINJUKU

Tokyo Narita Airport to the Tokyo Narita Richmond Hotel

Narita Airport Terminal 2 > Keisei Main Line Ltd Exp > KEISEI-NARITA

I think that covers the main areas of transport.. can anyone please please help??

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about 3 years ago
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Hello there,

The JR Pass will cover nearly all of your transport. Here is where some extra attention is required:

KYOTO > Kyoto City Subway Karasuma Line > GOJO, the Kyoto Subway is not covered by the JR Pass and a normal tickets is required. This is only cost around 200yen for one way.

Narita Airport Terminal 2 > Keisei Main Line Ltd Exp > KEISEI-NARITA. The Keisei line is not covered by the JR Pass. Instead you can use the Narita Express which is covered by the JR Pass.

It all looks good for the rest!

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