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Train questions for November Japan trip

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Here are the train segments we need. I have chosen on the basis of total travel time and fewest transfers. If there are other considerations I should know about, please let me know. For instance are some of these commuter lines that should be avoided at rush hour? If so, which ones, and what times are considered rush hour?

Shinjuku (JR) to Kanazawa leave 10:50 arrive 15:16
From Shinjuku, JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line (Via Takasaki Line) - 30 min,
transfer at OMIYA(SAITAMA) to
SHINKANSEN MAX TOKI 319 - 50 min,
transfer at ECHIGO-YUZAWA to
LTD. EXP HAKUTAKA 10 - 157 min, arriving at KANAZAWA
Question: Is this the correct station? I notice there are several other station names that start with Kanazawa.
Question: will we want reserved seats on the two last segments?

Kanazawa to Kyoto leave 10:55 arrive 13:09
LTD. EXP THUNDERBIRD 18 - 134 min, no transfers!
Question: Is it the Kyoto Station we want or one of the Kyoto stations with a suffix?
Question: Will we want a reserved seat?

Kyoto to Gora leave 10:29 arrive 13:49
SHINKANSEN HIKARI 516 - 126 min
Change trains at ODAWARA to
Odakyu Ltd. Exp. Hakone 19 - 13 min
Change trains at HAKONE-YUMOTO to
Hakone Tozan Railway - 37 min
Question: Will we want a reserved seat?

Gora to Narita terminal 2 leave 11:08, arrive 14:00
Travel time is about 3 hours, 3 transfers
Our flight leaves about 17:30, I want to allow plenty of time
Hakone Tozan Railway - 35 min
Change trains at HAKONE-YUMOTO to
Odakyu Ltd. Exp. Hakone 14 - 14 min
Change trains at ODAWARA to
SHINKANSEN KODAMA 642 - 36 min
Change trains at TOKYO to
LTD. EXP NARITA EXPRESS 27 - 50 min.
Question: Will we want a reserved seat?

General Question for all trains: We are currently planning to travel with one 21” rollie each and one small carry-on each. Will this be easy/doable on all of these trains, or will we want to send our luggage ahead on some of these segments?

Many thanks to all of the Japan experts here!

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