Re: [76attendees] Kansai/Hiroshima Train Station: ATM/travel to hotel

Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> Fri, 06 November 2009 21:24 UTC

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Printing off <http://www.ietf76.jp/kansai-jr.pdf> and giving it to the folks in the JR ticket office should help a lot.

BTW, last night we had 11 people \on the SFO->KIX flight who thought we might as well sit together on the trains to Hiroshima. That was, in fact, doable, but with a bunch of effort on the part of ticket agent. (She became the stuckee of the four agents because her English was clearly the best.) We warned her that there might be other big groups who might want the same, and she said "no problem" with a slightly worried smile.

Something that even seasoned travellers were surprised about: you get a pile of tickets and you stick them as a pile into the gate machines. The machine determines which ones to give you back. When you finally leave at Hiroshima, your last one gets sucked away.

Oh, and as for food: there are a good number of dinner-in-a-box places in Shin-Osaka, with a reasonable selection in the 1000 yen range. There was even one on the platform for our train going to Hiroshima, but there were also plenty downstairs in the giant hall. The vending machines on the KIX->Shin-Osaka train only had over-priced drinks, however.

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