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sraffetto
sraffetto
about 12 years ago
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I'm planing to go to Kumamoto from Tokyo but heard that JRP was not accepted to purchase
Mizuho, Nozomi. True?

if so, Tell me the best way to get to Kumamot using JRP. How much?

Thanks. SYR

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mari
1950 posts
about 12 years ago
Expert

Hi there,

While it's true that the Japan Rail Pass is not valid on the Nozomi and Mizuho (these are the slightly faster commuter express trains), you can use all other JR Bullet trains that cover the exact same JR network.

For example, to get to Kumamoto from Tokyo, you would take the Hikari shinkansen to Himeji, Shin-kobe or Shin-Osaka, and then change to the Sakura Shinkansen to Kumamoto. Here is a sample itinerary.

Total cost for the one way journey Tokyo > Kumamoto on the bullets is 26,170 YEN, so if you were doing a return within 7 days, you'll certainly be better off with a rail pass.

Hope this helps!

sraffetto
sraffetto
2 posts
about 12 years ago

Tokyo- Kumamto : taking Sakura & Hikari.
How long does it take/

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mari
1950 posts
about 12 years ago

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