Japan train trip

Old Jan 8th, 2014, 07:31 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Japan train trip

Will be arriving in Tokyo-Narita on March 31 at 3:15PM and need to make our way by JR Train to Hiroshima. Can anyone give me instructions on which trains to take.
jdewald is offline  
Old Jan 8th, 2014, 07:48 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 33,141
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
take a look at www.hyperdia.com

This site will give you all the info you need to travel by train in Japan.
Kathie is offline  
Old Jan 8th, 2014, 09:35 AM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks. I found a train from Tokyo to Hiroshima but it would not give any information from Narita to Tokyo.
jdewald is offline  
Old Jan 8th, 2014, 11:06 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 33,141
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You can choose Narita and your point of origin, then you need to choose a train station in Tokyo.
Kathie is offline  
Old Jan 8th, 2014, 11:21 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 33,141
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You can choose Narita AS your point of origin. It sounds like you need to play around with the website a bit - you will figure it out.

Do you know about www.japan-guide.com ? It's a wonderful resource for planning.
Kathie is offline  
Old Jan 8th, 2014, 12:39 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 435
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
From Narita airport to Tokyo you may take JR Limited Express train.
To see train schedule, go to http://www.hyperdia.com, click on the "SearchDetails" link to set your search filter options by unchecking airplane, shuttle bus, walk, sleeper train and slower trains. Leave Bullet train, Nozomi, and Limited Express on. (Uncheck "Nozomi" and "Private Railway" if you are using a JR Rail Pass.)

The FROM and TO input boxes are auto-fill, so if you start typing Narita into the FROM box, you will immediately see the candidates matching that word, select NARITA AIRPORT TERMINAL 1 or NARITA AIRPORT TERMINAL 2 whichever matches your arrival terminal. For the TO box, start typing HIROSHI then choose HIROSHIMA. Enter you date and hour, click on "Search" button, you will see that you either have to change train at Tokyo station or Shinagawa station, and the first leg is a Limited Express, the 2nd leg is a Shinkansen.

If you book a room at Hotel Granvia in Hiroshima, you will be at your hotel within a few minutes after your train arrives at Hiroshima Shinkansen station
Reading54 is offline  
Old Jan 8th, 2014, 07:53 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,057
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here is what you need if you are NOT USING a JR Pass: http://tinyurl.com/lk5uplq

That assumes a departure time of 5PM or later. Note that the arrival times are all pretty late at night. If you plan to travel on a JR Pass then making the trip that night does not look possible.

Here are options, without a JR Pass, departing 4:44PM or later: http://tinyurl.com/kuh9bl8

This is departure from 5PM or later: http://tinyurl.com/m8xp3rv
Notice that the arrival times for all of these options are the next morning. The first option, for example, has an almost 6 hour stop in Mihara from about midnight to 5:44 AM when you get a JR local for a 75 minute trip. What a way to start a day.

You would be better off flying. I can't find a decent fare for that date though. Not today anyway, but maybe in a month. If you have some frequent flyer miles to spend then one-way domestic Japan awards are cheap (like 6,000 miles on United).
mrwunrfl is offline  
Old Jan 8th, 2014, 08:02 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,057
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Apologies for a significant error. In the above, it should have said:

Here are options, WITH a JR Pass, departing 4:44PM or later: http://tinyurl.com/kuh9bl8

Thing is, you very well won't make those trains, so looking at 5PM or later WITH a JR Pass gives these results: http://tinyurl.com/m8xp3rv

By "with a JR Pass" means that I simply unchecked the Nozomi box in the search parameters.

Those searches are for a day in January. You can try the same searches on your day of travel but I doubt that you will find any better.
mrwunrfl is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Auss
Asia
6
Dec 10th, 2012 07:09 PM
okoshi2002
Asia
6
Sep 24th, 2010 07:31 PM
hwolkow
Asia
6
Jul 20th, 2009 11:18 AM
lollylo25
Asia
4
Aug 6th, 2008 01:34 AM
kkb2
Asia
5
May 7th, 2003 01:21 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO