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JR PASS for Narita Express8 from shinjuku to kawaguchiko

Can I use my JR PASS for Narita Express8 direct train from shinjuku to kawaguchiko? Should I pay any additional fee for it? Thank you.


  • You can't go all the way to Kawaguchiko on JR. You can only go as far as Otsuki. There are a few direct limited express trains there from Shinjuku, but most of the time you will need to transfer.

    The Fujikyu train from Otsuki to Kawaguchiko takes about 55 minutes and costs 1140 yen.

    You can see regular fares, routes and schedules on Hyperdia.
  • Thanks for the reply.
    So when I make the reservation on the ticketing office, I have to pay extra 1140yen for the direct train?
  • You can't buy a Fujikyu train ticket at the JR office.
    You have to get it at Otsuki. The Narita Express does not go to Otsuki either. Please use Hyperdia to find the best time and train.
  • Hello guys,

    Actually you can use your JR Pass to take the Narita Express 8 from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko. This N'EX train exceptionally runs on Saturdays and holidays only, leaving at 10:47 from Shinjuku and arriving at 12:43 in Kawaguchiko. See this handy JR EAST pdf for more info:


    While it's a JR train, going to Kawaguchiko means that it runs partially on non-JR lines, so yes there are additional fees to pay when using the JR Pass to ride.

    Hope this helps.

    Japan Experience
  • The above is of course absolutely correct. But the train only runs there til Sept 25th. Giving a planned date of travel would have been helpful.
  • According to Hyperdia it's running until at least the end of the year!
  • Well, I am not sure who is doing what, but on the .pdf document in fact you linked to, it says up to Sept. 25th.

    "N'EX (Narita Express) No.8/No.41 [Service Dates] Saturdays and holidays until September 25th".
    They obviously both can't be correct.
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