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almost 2 years ago
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Thank you in advance for answering my questions!

My wife and I will be at Japan from 3rd April - 9 April. We have purchased a 7 day JR pass. We land at Narita at 4pm and intend to travel directly to Kyoto until 6 Apr and come back to Tokyo till 9th Apr.

My questions:

  1. How do I get from Narita to Kyoto by train? I tried to search from Hyperdia: (Is this the best route?)
  2. Am I able to reserve the tickets now online? Not sure how JR pass works.
  3. Would you suggest a short stopover (half a day) in between Kyoto and Tokyo and what might be good?
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almost 2 years ago
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Hi there,

1.) Yes, this is correct.

2.) You can service seats once you are in Japan and have exchanged the JR Pass, find out more here.

3.) It may be a good idea to make a sleep over between Tokyo - Kyoto on the way there, plans can be delayed and the last train from Narita Airport to Kyoto departs around 19:00. Staying a night in Nagoya or Shizuoka would not be a bad option. Both are directly on the route and offer plenty to do for a stopover.

Hope this helps,

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