How to read JR pass train journey
Hi, I need understand the journey created in Hyperdia
Jan 29 - Kansai Airport at 5pm to Tokyo by JR pass
I plan to go to Kawaguchiko on 30Jan.
On Feb 1, I plan to travel from Kawaguchiko to Kansai Airport,Osaka.
If I take JR line from Kawaguchiko to Osaka. Which station do I stop ie Osaka or Shin Osaka? Pls advise as I will be staying in Chisun Inn Umeda Osaka
Also, does the above itinery worth me buying the 7Day pass?
Here are some answers to your questions:
Yes, you will need to change trains to the bullet train at Shin Osaka, and then transfer from the bullet train at shinagawa to the JR lines to Shinjuku.
These transfers are inside the station, however you will have to change areas between the local JR services and the JR shinkansen bullet train services at each station. At both stations there is english signage and maps. At 5pm they will be busy so be sure to visit the JR ticket counters or information desks for help if you need reassurance.
Yes - the JR ticket offices will have english speaking staff and both stations have customer service desks who will be able to help.
You don't have to, but I reccomend reserving your seats at the start of your journey at Kansai Airport. For JR Pass holders, seat reservations are free.
The rail pass will take you from Shinjuku station in Tokyo to Otsuki station. From here you will need to use the non-JR Fujikyu Line to Kawaguchiko. This should cost around ¥2200 return.
Yes - from Otsuki you will be able to use the following itinerary.
For this hotel, I recommend you travel to Osaka station. Here are directions from Osaka station to your hotel.
Looking at the legs you've mentioned, here are your single ticket costs:
TOTAL: ¥37590 for 4 legs
As a 7 day rail pass is ¥28,300, I can recommend you use a 7 day rail pass for this trip.
Hope this helps!
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