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Tokyo Wide Pass - Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko 2017/5/22 17:54
From this website's and the jr east website, the recommended route to get to Kawaguchiko is by Ltd Express from Shinjuku to Otsuki, then Fujikyu Railway from Otsuki to Kawaguchiko.

However, from Hyperdia, I see that there are other trains from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko that ply through the same route.

1. Holiday Rapid Mt.Fuji 1 for Kawaguchiko
2. Yamanashi-Fuji 3 for Kawaguchiko

Are these two trains fully covered under the TOKYO Wide Pass as well? Or do I have to do the longer trip, making a transfer at Otsuki station?

Thank you!
by Xerren (guest)  

Re: Tokyo Wide Pass - Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko 2017/5/23 12:23
Yes, those trains are fully covered.
by Firas rate this post as useful

Re: Tokyo Wide Pass - Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko 2018/4/14 10:04
Hi,

I am also planning a trip to make use of JR East Tokyo Wide Pass between Shinagawa and Kawaguchiko area.

I noticed that there's a Ltd Exp Kaiji, Azusa and Super Azusa that travels between Shinjuku and Otsuki for 1 hour or so. Is the Tokyo Wide Pass valid on Ltd Exp Kaiji, Azusa and Super Azusa trains and whether these are reserved only trains?

Hope to get on these Ltd Exp trains to cut down travel time - as the option using JR Chuo lines with transfer at Takao Sta. seems to take about 2hr between Shinjuku and Otsuki.

Regards,
dsim
by dsim rate this post as useful

Re: Tokyo Wide Pass - Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko 2018/4/14 12:51
You can, except "Green(=upper class)" car.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azusa_(train)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiji_(train)
New car E353 series is the most(just more than) comfortble.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E353_series

Those trains are not going to/return fr Kawaguichiko stn, will be transfering at Otsuki stn.
You'd better book the reserved car seat, in advance. (you can book on the day, if not full)
Also some other name direct trains exist dep/arr fr/to Tokyo or Shinjuku,
but the number of operations is not enough, use HyperDia again.

Note:
Even if you add it to an old post, you can not get a reply to the registered e-mail address,
so you had to paste the URL of the old related question in the new post.
by Mawahs (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Tokyo Wide Pass - Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko 2018/4/14 13:10
If you are just using the Tokyo Wide Pass to travel between Mt. Fuji and Tokyo, I would skip the pass and make use of the busses. They are quite inexpensive (1700-2100 JPY each way) and are usually a little bit faster than the train+transfer (barring traffic problems).

https://highway-buses.jp/course/kawaguchiko.php
http://bus-en.fujikyu.co.jp/highway/



by Me2 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Tokyo Wide Pass - Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko 2018/4/14 22:16
hi,

thanks for the replies. I intend to use the Tokyo Wide Pass for visits Karuizawa and possibly Nikko (or Izu Peninsula).

dsim
by dsim rate this post as useful

Re: Tokyo Wide Pass - Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko 2018/4/15 19:28
I have not used the new Super Azusa (introduced 23 Dec), but when I qualified for a JRP pass certainly they covered to Otsuki and then there was a suppliment to Kawaguchiko because it is a different company (non-JR). If you are are on a train that goes to Kawaguchiko that uses the Fujikyu railway system I would be supprised if it is fully covered because of the different railway companies.

Most recently when I used the Tokyo Wide Pass (one I can still use), Otsuki and the Kaiji and Azasa are certainly covered (I was going to Kofu for a few hours).

Also, when I was looking at booking a trip to Kawaguchiko using a JR office recently they did not provide an option to include the Fujikyu segment - simply - it's not theirs.
by JapanCustomTours rate this post as useful

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