Back to Using the Japan Rail Pass

Fuji Shibazakura Festival - How to get there

Yoon
Yoon
almost 2 years ago
1 response

Hello, Good day!

Am planning to go Fuji's festival with my friend on a weekday. We've bought JR Pass for this Japan trip. Understand that Narita Express is covered within JR Pass. My question is - Are we able to go Kawaguchiko Station from Shinjuku station? The website itself says JR Pass only covered until Otsuki station but google map says Narita Express goes straight to Kawaguchiko station. Am very confused here. S.O.S please.

Google says:
https://www.google.com.sg/maps/dir/Shinjuku+Station,+Shinjuku,+Tokyo,+Japan/Kawaguchiko+Station,+Funatsu,+Fujikawaguchiko,+Minamitsuru+District,+Yamanashi+Prefecture+401-0301/@35.5951423,138.9550251,10z/am=t/data=!4m15!4m14!1m5!1m1!1s0x60188cd0d6b1ba1f:0x1c32a1f1ecacfdd5!2m2!1d139.6995788!2d35.690553!1m5!1m1!1s0x60196082ba47a9ff:0x9c7f0f27fe5cd448!2m2!1d138.769358!2d35.497984!3e3!5i3

Shibazakura says:
http://www.shibazakura.jp/eng/access/

Thank you!

Kind Regards

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
12201 posts
almost 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hello there,

I can see that this can be confusing. Here's how it works: The Narita Express is covered by the JR Pass, however the railways between Otsuki and Kawaguchiko are part of the Fujikyu railway, which is not part of the JR group. For this part, an additional fare is required. You could simply pay this on board to the conductor or upon arrival at Kawaguchiko, the fare is ¥1,140.

Hope this helps,
Daniel


Looking for more information? Search the forum

Instant Quote

Starting from $259.00 for 7 days of unlimited Japan Rail travel

Can’t find the answer?

Learn from over 10903 questions about the Japan Rail Pass, or ask our Japan Rail travel experts

Ask Question

Get pocket Wifi in Japan

Get pocket Wifi in Japan

Visit us on Facebook

Get inspired for your visit to Japan by following us on Instagram and don't forget your own shots once you are there.


Order your JRPass Now!

We have special prices for children and great first class options. See all tickets.
Or see our range of Regional Passes