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Old 17-04-2019, 01:39 PM   #1036
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Hi guys...im travelling to JP soon...1st time so need some advice on transport...
this is my itinerary:

Arrive Tokyo (Narita)
Tokyo (3 nights)
Tokyo to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (1 night)
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route to Osaka
Osaka (4 nights) - 1 day trip to Kyoto
Depart Osaka (Kansai)

What are the train tickets i need to buy? and when to buy? (onsite, in advance in jp, online...)

Many thanks!
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Old 17-04-2019, 01:50 PM   #1037
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Hi All,

I am planning a family trip coming next month.
2 adults, 2 elderly and 1 child.
Need your advices.

My itinerary as follow:
Day 1(Kyoto) - Arrived Kansai Airport around 7pm. Dinner at airport then depart to Kyoto(Haruka express)

Day 2(Kyoto) - Arashiyama

Day 3(Kyoto) - Fushima Inari + Kiyomizu-dera

Day 4(Osaka) - Depart to Nara then depart to Osaka.

Day 5(Osaka) - Osaka castle, Osaka Amazing pass attractions

Day 6(Singapore) - Osaka area. Depart to Kansai airport for 7pm flight

Q1. I plan to leave my luggages at Nara station. Easy to find locker or luggage storage?

Q2. Where I should stay in Osaka? Namba, Tennoji or Umeda?

Q3. I need to check out Osaka Airbnb after 11am. Where I should leave my luggages from 11am to 3pm?

Q4. Should I buy Osaka Amazing Pass or Kansai Thru Pass?

Q5. What is the easiest way to take train/bus from Osaka to Kansai airport?

Sorry for many questions. This is my first Japan trip.
A1. Nara has plenty of lockers, situated next to the toilets.

A2. I recommend Namba

A3. Not sure about this one, depends on where you stay. Some hosts may allow you to leave your luggage while they get their aunties to clean up the place.

A4. Depends on your travelling style. For relax and easy, I dont recommend this.

A5. Osaka to Kansai can stay in Namba area where there's a direct train. Check Namba Nankai line.

I suggest that you skip Osaka castle and go to Himeji instead. Can stop over at Kobe for dinner.
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Old 17-04-2019, 02:04 PM   #1038
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Hi guys...im travelling to JP soon...1st time so need some advice on transport...
this is my itinerary:

Arrive Tokyo (Narita)
Tokyo (3 nights)
Tokyo to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (1 night)
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route to Osaka
Osaka (4 nights) - 1 day trip to Kyoto
Depart Osaka (Kansai)

What are the train tickets i need to buy? and when to buy? (onsite, in advance in jp, online...)

Many thanks!
http://hokuriku-arch-pass.com/en/

Probably covers you from Narita until u hit Osaka since valid for 7 days.

Either way i guess..Start date later when you leaving Tokyo and covers until u depart from Osaka..

But of cos do your sums using Hyperdia.

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Old 17-04-2019, 04:19 PM   #1039
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http://hokuriku-arch-pass.com/en/

Probably covers you from Narita until u hit Osaka since valid for 7 days.

Either way i guess..Start date later when you leaving Tokyo and covers until u depart from Osaka..

But of cos do your sums using Hyperdia.
thanks. so i only need this pass and the normal suica pass for my whole trip?
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Old 17-04-2019, 04:26 PM   #1040
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thanks. so i only need this pass and the normal suica pass for my whole trip?
From what you posted yes. Alpine route requires a separate ticket thou.
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Old 17-04-2019, 05:02 PM   #1041
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From what you posted yes. Alpine route requires a separate ticket thou.
thanks..so its hokuriku arch pass, Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket (one way) and suica card...
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Old 17-04-2019, 08:30 PM   #1042
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thanks..so its hokuriku arch pass, Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket (one way) and suica card...
Do the cost comprision using hyperdia first..
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Old 17-04-2019, 11:04 PM   #1043
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A1. Nara has plenty of lockers, situated next to the toilets.

A2. I recommend Namba

A3. Not sure about this one, depends on where you stay. Some hosts may allow you to leave your luggage while they get their aunties to clean up the place.

A4. Depends on your travelling style. For relax and easy, I dont recommend this.

A5. Osaka to Kansai can stay in Namba area where there's a direct train. Check Namba Nankai line.

I suggest that you skip Osaka castle and go to Himeji instead. Can stop over at Kobe for dinner.
Thanks bro. Himeji castle looks great!
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Old 26-04-2019, 09:24 AM   #1044
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EDIT: hi all, i will be going to osaka for the 2nd time, in june. short 7 days trip
went to the major tourist places in osaka, kyoto and nara during my last trip so i hope to sexplore other parts of the kansai region.

i am probably going to kobe and himeji castles

option 1:
hould i travel northwards towards fukui?
saw there is a dinosaur museum in fukui.

is it worth going there for children? are there english voice translators like the ones at osaka castle?

option 2:
should i go southeast towards wakayama area?

option 3:
ise peninsula worth going?
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Old 26-04-2019, 12:28 PM   #1045
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Has anyone uses YouTrip in Japan? Could you share if you have encounter any transaction issue or with the YouTrip customer service team?

Anyone used YouTrip for Travel Rakuten hotel booking that only accept online credit card payment?
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Old 27-04-2019, 03:43 PM   #1046
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My return flight reschedule to midnight.
I am planning to find a resting place for elderly parents after check out.
Any resting place in Osaka?
They just need a place to nap from 2pm to 4pm.
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Old 28-04-2019, 11:21 AM   #1047
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Hi! Can The ICOCA card, which I think is the EZ-Link card equivalent, be used on like Nankai Limited Express train from Kansai airport to NAMBA? And also JR Special Rapid train from Osaka to Kyoto?
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Old 28-04-2019, 01:16 PM   #1048
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Hi! Can The ICOCA card, which I think is the EZ-Link card equivalent, be used on like Nankai Limited Express train from Kansai airport to NAMBA? And also JR Special Rapid train from Osaka to Kyoto?
Yes can ........
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Old 28-04-2019, 01:40 PM   #1049
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Yes can ........
Thanks lot bro! Asking as i saw the Nankai Line Airport Express ticket at klook which is cheaper than using a single fare ticket. However, i am also worried about queuing up for a long time to receive the Nankai ticketing counter.
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Old 28-04-2019, 04:26 PM   #1050
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Hi I have booked flights 21 Nov to 3 Dec to Osaka
First time going Osaka. I'm keen to go kyoto Nara hiroshima those popular areas

Can recommend the itinerary and how many days should I stay ?
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