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Old Jan 22, 13, 1:33 pm   #1
 
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Buying Shinkansen ticket at NRT (Narita)

I have been told that when we arrive at NRT we will be able to buy tickets for a bullet train journey from Hiroshima to Kobe 10 days later.

Does anyone know if the train ticket office at NRT accepts credit cards, or will be have to carry cash?
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Old Jan 22, 13, 1:40 pm   #2
 
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All the JR ticket offices (Midori no Madoguchi みどりの窓口) accept credit cards.
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Old Jan 22, 13, 3:04 pm   #3
 
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Thank you.
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Old Jan 22, 13, 5:36 pm   #4
 
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There is probably no need to buy the ticket so far in advance, though, unless you are traveling during a holiday period.
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Old Jan 22, 13, 5:45 pm   #5
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But if you arrive at a normal time like most all flights do, and don't want to tackle the ticket window or ticket machines, you can buy shinkansen tickets from the JR tour/ticket office where you also buy the N'Ex/Suica deal and there is a very good chance you will get someone who knows a bit of English.
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But if you arrive at a normal time like most all flights do, and don't want to tackle the ticket window or ticket machines, you can buy shinkansen tickets from the JR tour/ticket office where you also buy the N'Ex/Suica deal and there is a very good chance you will get someone who knows a bit of English.
Actually, I would expect the NRT ticket offices to always have English-speaking personnel on duty (proficiency may vary, but you'll be able to get the transaction complete with no Japanese ability). The ticket offices in town are another story. Although you'd eventually be able to get your transaction complete, it will be much easier for an English speaker to get it done while at the airport.
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Actually, I would expect the NRT ticket offices to always have English-speaking personnel on duty (proficiency may vary, but you'll be able to get the transaction complete with no Japanese ability). The ticket offices in town are another story.
Depends. Tokyo Station has English speakers on duty at all times now, IIRC. Same probably goes for other big-city stations.
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