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  1. John says:

    Catherine san,
    Mr Takeshi san will give you better if not Best information.However I already visit Tokyo.JR East Suidobashi station is located in Chiyoda-ku,near TOEI: subway Mita line.Tōkyō station is 3.4 km away from Suidobashi station.FROM Tōkyō station You can take Narita Express Train,So I suggest you to Buy JR Kanto Area Pass cost 8,300 yen for three-day visit whole of kanto region.You can Take SUIDOBASHI —-KINSHICHO —-CHIBA —NARITA Station By JR Chuo/Sobu Line .
    You can Buy Tokunai Pass for 750 yen To see whole of Tokyo By JR EAST. You can Buy Toei Marugoto Kippu cost 700 yen to visit Tokyo by TOEI subway lines.

  2. KAI MENG says:

    Hi Takeshi,

    How do you do, Takeshi ? I need your advice on transportation in Japan as I will be going to Japan for holiday. I will be staying in Japan for 14 nights. My itineraries are as below

    1) Nagoya to Shirakawa-go – 1 night
    2) Shirakawa-go – Kyoto – 9 nights (day trips to Nara & Osaka)
    3) Kyoto – Nagoya – 4 nights

    What kind of train pass that suitable for me ?

    Thank you very much.

    Kai Meng

  3. catherine says:

    Hi Takeshi San,

    Please could you inform me about the transfert to Narita airport : I know there are limousine bus at Tokyo station. My hotel is close to Suidobashi station. I wonder if I can reach Narita by train ?

    Thanks for your help.


  4. Kelvin says:

    Hi Takeshi,

    Thank you for your reply. I still have some questions for your advice.

    1. Kix airport to Kyoto station ( I have booked the hotel right at Kyoto station). Should I purchase the ICOCA & haruka card?

    2. What is the best way in terms of cost and convenience to reach KIX airport from Nanba/ JR Nanba station? I have not booked my Osaka hotel yet. I understand that using the haruka needs go shin Osaka to take, is there a better way? If there is a better choice, then does it still make sense for me to buy a 1-way ICOCA haruka card for my Q1?

    3. I notice that you recommended Kyoto Sightseeing card for traveling in Kyoto. Does it apply for children too? Or should we just purchase normal tickets for the kids? My children are 3 and 6.


    Kelvin Goh

  5. kelvin says:


    I am planning a first time family (with 2 kids age 3 and 6) trip to Kyoto and Osaka this november. I would like to seek your advice on the trains and train passes to get for the plan.

    1. Day 1: KIX Airport to Kyoto Station (Granvia)
    2. Day 2: Arashiyama. I heard there is this Sagano Romantic Train to arashiyama. Worth taking?
    3. Day 3: Temple visiting (Kinkaku-Ji/ Fushimi Inari Temple/ Sannenzaka Ninenzaka) and/or Gion
    4. Day 4: Gion. (Should i do a day trip to Nara from here, or from Osaka?)
    5. Day 5: Kyoto – Osaka (probably planned at Grasemere Hotel)
    6. Day 6: USJ
    7. Day 7: Dontoburi (down town etc)
    8. Day 8: Osaka – KIX Airport (night)



  6. Mr.Jackson says:

    (1) What is Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen Tourist Pass?
    (2)What is Takayama-Hokuriku Tourist Pass?
    (3)What is JR Tokiwaji Pass?
    (4)What is JR 秋の乗り放題パスkippu for “JR Unlimited ride 3 Days for 7710 yen”.
    We visitor of Japan glad to hear JR introduced above New rail pass.So
    Give us some Information about that rail Pass.

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