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Old Aug 15, 17, 6:58 pm
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Originally Posted by estnet View Post
There is a 10000 yen bus to Narita that stops two places downtown (and was much cheaper than the same trip on the 29000 yen bus that I took on arrival)
I think that there is one too many zeros in both of those numbers.
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Old Aug 15, 17, 7:47 pm
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Originally Posted by nishimark View Post
I think that there is one too many zeros in both of those numbers.
Yes, you're right! So sorry
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Old Aug 15, 17, 7:50 pm
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[QUOTE=moretimeoffguy;28695241]Ouch! ~ USD $90 for a one-way bus? And ~ USD $262 for the other one-way bus? My JR pass cost me around USD $252 and provides free use of NEX. I'll be staying, initially anyway, in Shinigawa. So the real tip / savings here is time then? Believe it's at least 60 mins from NRT to Shinigawa Station on the Nartia Express train. Just checking on the digits there. [/QUOTE ]

WHOOPS SORRY, corrected to about usd $10 and $29 -had an extra zero

[QUOTE=This I like, thanks for posting. The trucks with the cat on the side? Considering using this service when going from Tokyo to Kyoto on the Shinkansen, then back to Tokyo.[/QUOTE]

I actually used the service to transfer bag from one hotel to another so never saw the actual transport - delivered bag to concierge - they filled out the paperwork, charge added to my bill and bag was waiting at my next hotel
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Old Aug 21, 17, 1:18 am
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Originally Posted by estnet View Post
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I actually used the service to transfer bag from one hotel to another so never saw the actual transport - delivered bag to concierge - they filled out the paperwork, charge added to my bill and bag was waiting at my next hotel
If I depart one hotel in Tokyo in the morning and ship luggage, when could I expect my luggage to appear in my Osaka hotel, where I will arrive in a few hours after leaving Tokyo?
Thanks for any insights.
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Old Aug 21, 17, 1:58 am
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Originally Posted by Flexible Flyer View Post
If I depart one hotel in Tokyo in the morning and ship luggage, when could I expect my luggage to appear in my Osaka hotel, where I will arrive in a few hours after leaving Tokyo?
Thanks for any insights.
Next morning. There are several of these companies and each hotel usually has a contract with one or two. Here's a explanation for one of the largest transport companies. They all work pretty much the same.
http://www.kuronekoyamato.co.jp/en/personal/ta_q_bin/
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Old Aug 27, 17, 7:26 pm
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Glad to see the corrections on bus prices to / from NRT. :-)
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Old Aug 28, 17, 10:58 pm
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Originally Posted by moretimeoffguy View Post
Glad to see the corrections on bus prices to / from NRT
More bus and train information can be found in this thread:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/japan...ort-tokyo.html
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Old Aug 29, 17, 2:12 pm
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Originally Posted by muji View Post
More bus and train information can be found in this thread:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/japan...ort-tokyo.html
Thanks Muji. Looks like a great thread from the get go.
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Old Sep 17, 17, 10:35 pm
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Any tips for flying in/out of Haneda?
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Old Sep 18, 17, 9:57 am
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Use Shuttle Bus in/out the airport.. Train/Monorail is tedious.. unless you are staying near by one of the station.
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Old Sep 25, 17, 11:56 pm
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Originally Posted by sushimonster View Post
Use Shuttle Bus in/out the airport.. Train/Monorail is tedious.. unless you are staying near by one of the station.
Good to know. How come? I was originally going to use the Train/Monorail as I assumed it would be easier than the bus.
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Old Sep 26, 17, 12:33 am
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Originally Posted by sushimonster View Post
Use Shuttle Bus in/out the airport.. Train/Monorail is tedious.. unless you are staying near by one of the station.
You're talking about HND, correct?
What shuttle bus are you referring to? Train/monorail is tedious, but it's still the most practical option for most scenarios in/out of HND.

Vast majority of people take Keikyu train, monorail, Limo Bus or taxi. If you're traveling back to Tokyo on the day of your flight departure, then take Keikyu from Shinagawa. If you're staying at a hotel serviced by Limo Bus and esp if you have luggage, then take the Limo Bus. If you're staying in Tokyo at a hotel not served by Limo Bus (or Limo Bus times not convenient), then train/taxi to either Keikyu or monorail then ride either into HND.
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Old Sep 27, 17, 5:54 am
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Originally Posted by evergrn View Post
You're talking about HND, correct?
What shuttle bus are you referring to? Train/monorail is tedious, but it's still the most practical option for most scenarios in/out of HND.
Yes HND
Sorry I meant shuttle bus as in Limo bus, apology for misuse of the words..
I particularly find Limo is so good accessing Shinjuku area.
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Old Sep 28, 17, 5:46 pm
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Originally Posted by sushimonster View Post
I meant...Limo bus...good accessing Shinjuku area.
https://www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/bu...s/haneda/index
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Old Oct 22, 17, 5:13 am
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Great FAQ

I just read through this and it covers many of the basics:
http://lifehac.kr/XS5ciwF
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