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Old 06-10-2018, 10:01 PM   #9766
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From Shinjuku Busta. Buses are not covered by JR Pass. If you are holding JR Pass (nationwide), take the train to Gotemba. Thereís free shuttle buses to the premium outlets. Itís going to be a long ride, close to 2.5hrs one way.

https://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/m/gotemba/access/bus/
Thanks so train to there then shuttle bus or direct bus from Shinjuku faster? Or abt the same?
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:07 PM   #9767
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Thanks so train to there then shuttle bus or direct bus from Shinjuku faster? Or abt the same?
Eh have you seen the link? The bus timetables are listed there with departure and arrival times. Iíve already checked the time taken for train ride for you.
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:12 PM   #9768
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Eh have you seen the link? The bus timetables are listed there with departure and arrival times. Iíve already checked the time taken for train ride for you.
Thx..got it Missed the link..
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:53 PM   #9769
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Bro where to take and can use Jr pass?
Forgot the time it took for me to get from Gotemba back to Shinjuku by bus cos i think i fell aslp and also return during evening peak traffic so much slower.

Like someone mention, u can use jr to take to Gotemba Station(There got free shuttle bus, this i took before when i was at Hakone).

Anyway, upon reaching the outlet..Go to the customer service center, show ur passport and get discount coupon booklet(1 for 1 passport), if planning to take bus back(If u took the train over) then also reserve ur bus ticket back first at the center.
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:02 PM   #9770
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Forgot the time it took for me to get from Gotemba back to Shinjuku by bus cos i think i fell aslp and also return during evening peak traffic so much slower.

Like someone mention, u can use jr to take to Gotemba Station(There got free shuttle bus, this i took before when i was at Hakone).

Anyway, upon reaching the outlet..Go to the customer service center, show ur passport and get discount coupon booklet(1 for 1 passport), if planning to take bus back(If u took the train over) then also reserve ur bus ticket back first at the center.
Thanks... If take train back dun need book ticket right?
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:15 PM   #9771
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Thanks... If take train back dun need book ticket right?
No need.

Alternatively, from Tokyo or Shinjuku Station take a train on the JR Tokaido Line or JR Shonan Shinjuku Line respectively to Kozu Station and transfer to the JR Gotenba Line to Gotemba Station (about 150 minutes, 1940 yen, fully covered by the Japan Rail Pass). From there take the free shuttle bus to the outlets.
https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5213.html

Like this just that it's covered under JRP. Come back in reverse..


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Old 09-10-2018, 08:54 AM   #9773
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hello, can i ask if the bus tickets to go shirakawa-go always run out very fast? I'm getting the Takayama Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass - so cannot make reservation online, have to either call or go over counter.

I will reach takayama on a wed, planning to go shirakawa-go on a thurs. You think if i go over counter on Wed afternoon, i can still get the ticket?
anyone can advise?
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anyone can advise?
Takayama <> Shirakawa-go is the most popular route, so there is a possibility that the tickets for your desired timing might be sold out. It also depends on your travel period.
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Old 09-10-2018, 03:36 PM   #9775
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sorry for a noob qns:

how to tell if the ride cover by jr pass using hyperdia?
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Old 09-10-2018, 03:49 PM   #9776
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sorry for a noob qns:

how to tell if the ride cover by jr pass using hyperdia?
JR pass applies to lines operated by JR company
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:10 PM   #9777
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Takayama <> Shirakawa-go is the most popular route, so there is a possibility that the tickets for your desired timing might be sold out. It also depends on your travel period.
Am going mid nov - think should be quite popular due to foliage. Do you know if tickets can only be purchased at Takayama bus station?
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:36 PM   #9778
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sorry for a noob qns:

how to tell if the ride cover by jr pass using hyperdia?
there is this option to exclude non-JR routes when searching in hyperdia
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:44 PM   #9779
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Am going mid nov - think should be quite popular due to foliage. Do you know if tickets can only be purchased at Takayama bus station?
Actually tickets can be reserved online. But because youíre using a Pass to get a ticket, thereís a possibility you might not get your desired bus timing. It happened to us when we were there using Shoryudo Pass, but we had 4N in Takayama so we were lucky.
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Old 09-10-2018, 11:40 PM   #9780
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sorry for a noob qns:

how to tell if the ride cover by jr pass using hyperdia?
Uncheck the private railway box so hyperdia will return only JR results.
Also - if you uncheck nozomi, mizuho box it will exclude the superexpress trains not covered by JR pass - although the hayabusa (which is the 3rd option in the box) is covered by JR pass. So some tweaking is needed.
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