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Old 27-02-2017, 07:40 AM   #6031
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I mean to say if I buy that 1 day Tokyo Pass, as it allows me to ride the Shinkansen, can I still reserve seats?

Right now, I am weighing which pass should I get - this 1-Day Tokyo Pass or KeiKyu Tokyo 1-Day pass...

By the way, I am planning to go for Tokyo SkyTree. Is it worth getting the Floor 350+450 combo (I am seeing it under the 'Fast SkyTree Ticket for international visitors section)?
Also generally, is the waiting time very long?
They are not for Shinkansen but for their local subways only (check their coverage includes the places you intend to go or not).

http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/v...vel/index.html
http://www.haneda-tokyo-access.com/e...kyotravel.html

Are you a fan for high altitude observation deck? If so, go for it. You can also make your decision basing on the hour's weather condition. If its cloudy, then no point, not even worth going to the lower deck as you wont see much but mist and cloud. My 2c

What is your destination that you are planning to travel to on Shinkansen?
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Old 27-02-2017, 07:46 AM   #6032
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I mean to say if I buy that 1 day Tokyo Pass, as it allows me to ride the Shinkansen, can I still reserve seats?

Right now, I am weighing which pass should I get - this 1-Day Tokyo Pass or KeiKyu Tokyo 1-Day pass...

By the way, I am planning to go for Tokyo SkyTree. Is it worth getting the Floor 350+450 combo (I am seeing it under the 'Fast SkyTree Ticket for international visitors section)?
Also generally, is the waiting time very long?
There is no shinkansen for you to travel around Tokyo. Shinkansen is available only if you use it to move from one region to another region.

Tokyo Metro-Toei Subway and JR are the largest train network in Tokyo. Keikyu line is quite limited.

Tokyo Metro-Toei Subway is best choice because it has most numbers of station in Tokyo. It bring you to Tokyo Skytree.

I never use Fast SkyTree Ticket. I just went for normal queue and the wait at that time is like 30 mins. On the 3rd floor, I purchase 350 floor ticket. For 450 floor ticket will be purchase once u are on 350th floor. Very good ticket purchase structure - it avoid buy remorse effect once you see whether you feel the need to go up higher floor.
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Old 27-02-2017, 08:02 AM   #6033
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They are not for Shinkansen but for their local subways only (check their coverage includes the places you intend to go or not).

http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/v...vel/index.html
http://www.haneda-tokyo-access.com/e...kyotravel.html

Are you a fan for high altitude observation deck? If so, go for it. You can also make your decision basing on the hour's weather condition. If its cloudy, then no point, not even worth going to the lower deck as you wont see much but mist and cloud. My 2c

What is your destination that you are planning to travel to on Shinkansen?
There is no shinkansen for you to travel around Tokyo. Shinkansen is available only if you use it to move from one region to another region.

Tokyo Metro-Toei Subway and JR are the largest train network in Tokyo. Keikyu line is quite limited.

Tokyo Metro-Toei Subway is best choice because it has most numbers of station in Tokyo. It bring you to Tokyo Skytree.

I never use Fast SkyTree Ticket. I just went for normal queue and the wait at that time is like 30 mins. On the 3rd floor, I purchase 350 floor ticket. For 450 floor ticket will be purchase once u are on 350th floor. Very good ticket purchase structure - it avoid buy remorse effect once you see whether you feel the need to go up higher floor.
I think I may have gotten myself confused. Cause in this link I found:
http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/pass/tokyo_free.html

I see that it is JR-East and hence I made the assumption that it is a Shinkansen, if you scroll down to the "Valid Train Route", in the first point, it mentioned something about reserved seats and hence I thought it is a Shinkansen..

Then ultimately, when I see another similar ticket - http://www.haneda-tokyo-access.com/e...tokyo1day.html

I presume this is similar to the above one, just that it is allows you to go on different train lines?
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Old 27-02-2017, 08:13 AM   #6034
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I think I may have gotten myself confused. Cause in this link I found:
http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/pass/tokyo_free.html

I see that it is JR-East and hence I made the assumption that it is a Shinkansen, if you scroll down to the "Valid Train Route", in the first point, it mentioned something about reserved seats and hence I thought it is a Shinkansen..

Then ultimately, when I see another similar ticket - http://www.haneda-tokyo-access.com/e...tokyo1day.html

I presume this is similar to the above one, just that it is allows you to go on different train lines?
Cannot assume one. Must see the coverage.

The JR Tokyo 1day ticket is good as it have cross coverage with other train companies. But it is also quite expensive. The question to ask is, how much will you pay for all your planned itinerary within that day? If its all in less than the cost of 1590yen, then use SUICA. If higher than get the 1day ticket.

Here's an professional analysis on the 1day ticket

"Tokyo One-Day Free Ticket, Tokyo Tour Ticket, Tokyo Free Kippu, Tokyo Combination Ticket

This deal is called by several different names but it is same. This covers all subway lines and JR lines in Tokyo 23 wards. So it is combined of Toei Subway and Tokyo Metro Lines Common One-Day Economy Pass (1000 yen) and Tokyo Tokunai Pass (750 yen). But the price of this deal is 1590 yen. Actually this is not easy to get the worth of this pass. You have to make train trip at least 8 times. If you visit many places in one day and need to take both subway and JR trains, this pass will work. Otherwise this is not recommended. You may find the detailed information and conditions at JR East official site."

http://jprail.com/destinations/kanto...ination_Ticket

Read the site, it has tons of good information on everything about JP railways.
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Old 27-02-2017, 10:13 AM   #6035
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I think I may have gotten myself confused. Cause in this link I found:
http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/pass/tokyo_free.html

I see that it is JR-East and hence I made the assumption that it is a Shinkansen, if you scroll down to the "Valid Train Route", in the first point, it mentioned something about reserved seats and hence I thought it is a Shinkansen..

Then ultimately, when I see another similar ticket - http://www.haneda-tokyo-access.com/e...tokyo1day.html

I presume this is similar to the above one, just that it is allows you to go on different train lines?
Cpuer is right. Please read the coverage of the pass. Different passes different coverage.

Tokyo Metro-Toei Subway pass is that Haneda website you show us.

Please read very carefully because you know where you are going (we don't know where you are going other than Tokyo Skytree).
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Old 27-02-2017, 10:26 AM   #6036
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not to confuse you further, there is another pass that can be bought together with the airport limo bus. i used it for 3 days of free metro rides.

https://www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/in...ts/subwaypass/
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Thanks guys, noted about that. I will try to collate the amount on where I am going and see if buying a pass is worth it. Or come back here again with more questions
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Hi guys, is it worth skipping half-day trip of Kinkaku-ji/Daitoku-ji/Ryoan-ji for Kurama and Kibune? Or I could just do them altogether in a day?
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Hi guys, is it worth skipping half-day trip of Kinkaku-ji/Daitoku-ji/Ryoan-ji for Kurama and Kibune? Or I could just do them altogether in a day?
IMO, do at least Kinkakuji then head to Kurama/Kibune bah.

Kurama/Kibune are linked with a hiking trail. It's popular among the Japanese to visit both via the trail.
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Am I right to say that if you have taken the Mt Kachi Kachi Ropeway, it is kinda duplicate if you take Hakone ropeway again?
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Old 27-02-2017, 03:08 PM   #6041
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Am I right to say that if you have taken the Mt Kachi Kachi Ropeway, it is kinda duplicate if you take Hakone ropeway again?
hakone one is longer and act like a transportation mode.
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IMO, do at least Kinkakuji then head to Kurama/Kibune bah.

Kurama/Kibune are linked with a hiking trail. It's popular among the Japanese to visit both via the trail.
Hmm, might do just that. Maybe try Kinkakuji in the morning then head to Kurama/Kibune in the late morning.
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Hmm, might do just that. Maybe try Kinkakuji in the morning then head to Kurama/Kibune in the late morning.
be there at 9am, the opening hr.
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Thanks guys, noted about that. I will try to collate the amount on where I am going and see if buying a pass is worth it. Or come back here again with more questions
IMO if you're traveling within Tokyo itself, just Sucia will do.

Just use Sucia, it give you flexibility of boarding JR or Metro at the best route to your destination.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2017.html

If you get certain subway pass, you will only restricted yourself by the given choice of subway operator from the pass.

Getting the metro + JR day pass, even you able to make full use of it, meaning ride until the value get return, it means you're rushing many places in one day too!
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There is no shinkansen for you to travel around Tokyo. Shinkansen is available only if you use it to move from one region to another region.
There is one, Tokyo Station to Shinagawa Station!
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