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  1. Hi Takeshi
    Please help to check and advise San’In-Okayama Area Pass fully cover for below train
    a) Ltd Exp Super Inaba (Okayama to Tottori)
    b) Tottori-Liner/JR San-In Line (Totttori to Yura station for conan town)
    c) Ltd Exp Super Oki and Ltd Super Matsukaze (Tottori to Matsue)
    d) Ltd Exp Yakumo (Matsue to Okayama)
    For Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass, it is fully cover Nohi bus from Toyama station to Shirakawago (round trip) ? Nohi bus ticket need a reservation or not?
    Thank you in advance for your reply

  2. Hi, Mr. Takeshi

    From the ” List of rail passes “, you have missed out the Hokuriku Area Pass”.
    Hope that you can make a user guide for this pass.
    Thank You.

  3. I am planning a trip to Japan for 4 adults, two on limited budget. We will have a JR rail passes but I would like to plan a trip from Osaka to Amanohashidate in northern Kyoto Prefecture, I know the JR pass doesn’t cover the entire trip and am torn between purchase of an additional pass or figuring out what the extra fees are. Then I am not sure how to pay the additional ticket fees for the part that is not covered by JR pass. Do we have to exit and change trains?
    Nervous about such a long trip, We would then need to get BACK to Osaka. We should be in Osaka 3 days.

    1. Hi Susan,

      You will take the limited express Konotori from Osaka to Fukuchiyama. How you change trains depends on the train you take from Fukuchiyama Station. If you take the limited express Hashidate, you can change trains at same platform. In this case, you can pay additional fare in the train or when you exit at Amanohashidate station.

      If you take the Kyoto Tango Railway train from Fukuchiyama, you have to go through Kyoto Tango Railway ticket gate.

      I have done this transfer in last February. I made a video in my Youtube channel, so please find it in this video. I think it is much easier to understand how you do this.


      Takeshi /

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