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Advise 3-4 days Chiba-Tokyo Train/Subway Pass 2018/2/7 19:27
Hello all,

I need some advice for travel pass that suit perfectly for my itinerary, can you help me find out the best pass for this itinerary?

FYI, I have 7 days JR Pass, but I'll use it in the 4th day for Tokyo - Kyoto - Osaka - Nara - Miyajima - Hakone and back to Tokyo in 10th day. So I need another pass for Day 1 - 4.

Day 1
- Haneda International Airport Terminal - Kita-Kokubun Station (Chiba)

Day 2
Kita-Kokubun Station (Chiba) - Shibuya Station - Shinjuku Station - Kita-Kokubun Station (Chiba)

Day 3
Kita-Kokubun Station (Chiba) - Oshiage Skytree Station - Asakusa Station - Ueno Station - Akihabara Station - Ginza Station - Kamiyacho Station - Daiba Station - Kita-Kokubun Station (Chiba)

Day 4
Kita-Kokubun Station (Chiba) - Tokyo Station
(Since I already have JR Pass in this day, any suggestion for JR Pass route that I can use to Tokyo Station from Kita-Kokubun Station (Chiba)?)
by DRENTi  

Re: Advise 3-4 days Chiba-Tokyo Train/Subway Pass 2018/2/9 10:48
Hokuso Railway(Hokuso line) fare is higher than the surrounding railway company,
http://anime.ap.teacup.com/precure/img/1286039762.gif
so located other area's accommodation would be better if possible.



by Nattvc (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Advise 3-4 days Chiba-Tokyo Train/Subway Pass 2018/2/9 12:20
Nothing comes to mind that satisfies all your plans. There is also the Tokyo Wide Pass but you just don't go far enough to justify it.

There are a few Haneda monorail/train and subway combo tickets you could look at:
http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/arrange/transportation/discount/rail-
bus.html
http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/value/airport_bus/index.html

There's also a 2-3 day subway pass which could be economical for some:
http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/value/travel/index.html#anc03
by Ken (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Advise 3-4 days Chiba-Tokyo Train/Subway Pass 2018/2/9 15:07
Dear Nattvc,
Yes, I'm aware I't quite higher. But we already book AirBnB near Kita Kokubun Station. I guess we've to deal with the regular price for Hokuso line.


Dear Ken,
Thank's for the suggest. I wonder, are Haneda combo ticket (Incl Toei subway) can be use from Sengakuji Station along the way to Kita Kokubun Station?
by DRENTi rate this post as useful

Re: accommodation and transportation 2018/2/10 09:12
When will you come?
How many travelers will you be?

[Accommodation]

we already book AirBnB near Kita Kokubun Station.

Are you informed by your host of the accurate 7-digit postal code (in 000-0000 form) for the site of the accommodation?

A survey (conducted from October to December in 2016) shows:
among cases of accommodation at private houses [minpaku] offered in Japan through go-between websites,
the property was not identified during the survey in many cases, 52.9 percent of all the samples;
in specific large cities,
the lodgment business was run without a legal permission in at least 32 percent of the samples.
http://www.mhlw.go.jp/file/04-Houdouhappyou-11157000-Shokuhinanzenbu-S...

In Tokyo, except in Ota City where a special rule may apply,
a non-licensed business of lodgment at a private house [minpaku]
is against the law at least until 2018/06/14.

Anyway, let me point out that there are many hotels lawfully offering rooms at reasonable prices in areas which are closer to your destinations.

[Transportation]

Kita-Kokubun Station is on the Hokuso-Railway Line,
which is a non-JR, non-subway line,
i.e. not covered by any JR or subway pass.

For some financial reasons, against the historical background,
Hokuso-Railway fares are set at much higher prices, as you already know.

Tokyo Subway Tickets got renewed to be 24-hour, 48-hour and 72-hour tickets.

Depending on when on Day 1 you will complete your immigration procedure,
72-hour Tokyo Subway Ticket will cover subway fares
either on both Days 1 and 4 or on one of the two days.

A possible demerit is
that you should get outside ticket gates of Sengakuji and Oshiage Stations,
in order to use your Tokyo Subway Ticket neatly on subway sections only,
even though Keikyu - Toei - Keisei - Hokuso | Toei - Keisei - Hokuso through trains are frequently available.

Day 3
Kita-Kokubun Station (Chiba) - Oshiage Skytree Station - Asakusa Station - Ueno Station - Akihabara Station - Ginza Station - Kamiyacho Station - Daiba Station - Kita-Kokubun Station (Chiba)

This day sounds packed; you had better start in the early morning.

On the supposition that you plan to visit Tokyo Tower,
I suggest you go to Odaiba earlier, taking this route:
Ginza Sta. -- Shimbashi Sta. -- Odaiba -- Shiodome Sta. -- Akabanebashi Sta. -- Tokyo Tower.

Subway routes between Kamiyacho and Shimbashi | Shiodome are a little roundabout.
You can walk from Kamiyacho Station via Tokyo Tower to Akabanebashi Station, but you need to find your way from Tokyo Tower.

On the suggested route, you can visit Tokyo Tower from Akabanebashi Station then just turn back.

I have 7 days JR Pass
Tokyo - Kyoto - Osaka - Nara - Miyajima - Hakone and back to Tokyo

Hakone is not served by JR lines.
You can make a Hakone side trip from Odawara (on your way back to Tokyo),
which is not covered by a Japan Rail Pass.

Depending on sites to visit,
a 2-day Hakone Freepass
(the version for only a trip beyond Odawara, 4000 yen) may pay off.
https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2358_008.html
http://www.hakonenavi.jp/english/freepass/
by omotenashi rate this post as useful

Re: transportation 2018/2/10 09:33
Railway fares shown below are to apply when an adult passenger travels with an IC transportation card (PASMO, Suica or compatible card).
When you travel with paper sections, fares for these railway sections are slightly higher.
(This gap is due to the difference in the ways of processing consumption taxes.)

[Day 1]

(#) The subway fare (267 yen)
would be covered by your 72-hour Tokyo Subway Ticket.

Haneda Airport International Terminal
{(Non-subway) Keikyu lines}
Sengakuji
: 407 yen, about 15 to 25 minutes.

Sengakuji (A-07) {Asakusa Line} (A-20) Oshiage
: 267 yen (#), about 20 minutes.

Oshiage
{(Non-subway) Keisei lines}
Keisei Takasago
{(Non-subway) Hokuso-Raliway Line}
Kita-Kokubun
: 488 yen, about 20 minutes.

[Day 2]

(#) The subway fares (total 669 yen)
would be covered by your 72-hour Tokyo Subway Ticket.

Kita-Kokubun
{(Non-subway) Hokuso-Raliway Line}
Keisei Takasago
{(Non-subway) Keisei lines}
Oshiage
: 488 yen, about 20 minutes.

Oshiage (Z-14) {Hanzomon Line} (Z-01) Shibuya
: 237 yen (#), about 35 minutes.

Shibuya (F-16)
{Fukutoshin Line}
(F-13) Shinjuku-sanchome (M-09)
{Marunouchi Line}
(M-08) Shinjuku
: 165 yen (#), about 15 minutes.

Shinjuku (M-08)
{Marunouchi Line}
(M-18: Track 2) Otemachi (Track 8: Z-08)
http://www.tokyometro.jp/station/yardmap_img/_station_%E5%A4%A7%E6%89%...
{Hanzomon Line}
(Z-14) Oshiage
: 267 yen (#), about 40 minutes.

Oshiage
{(Non-subway) Keisei lines}
Keisei Takasago
{(Non-subway) Hokuso-Raliway Line}
Kita-Kokubun
: 488 yen, about 20 minutes.

[Day 3]

(#) The subway fares (total 1275 yen)
would be covered by your 72-hour Tokyo Subway Ticket.

Kita-Kokubun
{(Non-subway) Hokuso-Raliway Line}
Keisei Takasago
{(Non-subway) Keisei lines}
Oshiage
: 488 yen, about 20 minutes.

Oshiage (A-20) {Asakusa Line} (A-18) Asakusa
: 174 yen (#), a few minutes.

Asakusa (G-19) {Ginza Line} (G-16) Ueno
: 165 yen (#), about 5 minutes.

Ueno (H-17) {Hibiya Line} (H-15) Akihabara
: 165 yen (#), a few minutes.

Akihabara (H-15) {Hibiya Line} (H-08) Ginza
: 165 yen (#), about 12 minutes.

Ginza (G-09) {Ginza Line} (G-08) Shimbashi
: 165 yen (#), a few minutes.

Shimbashi
{(Non-subway) Yurikamome line}
Daiba
: 319 yen, about 15 minutes.

Daiba
{(Non-subway) Yurikamome line}
Shiodome
: 319 yen, about 15 minutes.

Shiodome (E-19) {Oedo Line} (E-21) Akabanebashi
: 174 yen (#), about 5 minutes.

Akabanebashi (E-21)
{Oedo Line}
(E-20) Daimon (A-09)
{Asakusa Line}
(A-20) Oshiage
: 267 yen (#), about 25 minutes.

Oshiage
{(Non-subway) Keisei lines}
Keisei Takasago
{(Non-subway) Hokuso-Raliway Line}
Kita-Kokubun
: 488 yen, about 20 minutes.

[Day 4]

(#) The subway fare (267 yen)
might be covered by your 72-hour Tokyo Subway Ticket.

Kita-Kokubun
{(Non-subway) Hokuso-Raliway Line}
Keisei Takasago
{(Non-subway) Keisei lines}
Oshiage
: 488 yen, about 20 minutes.

Oshiage (A-20) {Asakusa Line} (A-07) Sengakuji
: 267 yen (#), about 20 minutes.

Sengakuji
{(Non-subway) Keikyu lines}
Shinagawa
: 133 yen, a few minutes.
by omotenashi rate this post as useful

Correction: typo 2018/2/10 09:35
NOT: paper sections
BUT: paper tickets
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