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Traveling in jr rails in japan

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Traveling in jr rails in japan

We planned to use the jr pass hopping from Kyoto to Takayama, to Kanazawa, then to osaka. Any problems about changing stations, catching trains and carrying luggage?

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1. Re: Traveling in jr rails in japan

As long as you aren't carrying around large bulky luggage, generally airline carry-on sized luggage is the best type of luggage to use.

If you are carrying large, bulky luggage then it is best to use luggage delivery services in Japan instead.

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As long as you can move quickly and navigate stairs with your bags you should be ok. Though most stations have elevators, they can be tricky to find and are at the far ends of platforms in most cases. Often escalators run up but not down. Storage for baggage inside trains is not generous but suitcases can go in back of the last seat.

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The English signage on the Japanese train system is better than on the New York subways. You'll find that the trains in Japan are consistently on time.

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The major stations should have escalators and/or elevators so you normally wouldn't have to drag your bags up and down the steps. I don't think handling a check-in size luggage is particularly difficult. The important thing is to be courteous so don't block the doors or have the luggage sitting smack in the middle of the car. Avoiding rush hours at the larger cities would also make it easier.

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Thank you very much for your valuable advice, I feel more confident and looking forward to our holiday in Japan.

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