My family of 4 will have JR passes and want to travel Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko early April 2023.
We want to travel 3 days after we arrive in Tokyo from overseas.
I can see there is a “Fuji Excursion” JR Limited Express twice a week day. Should we worry about getting tickets if we book 3 days earlier at the JR office? I am not sure if this will be enough time to get a ticket for this train.
Another option is to use JR pass Shinjuku to Otsuki, then Fujikyo private railway train from Otsuki to Kawaguchiko. Can we book tickets for Fujikyo private railway from JR office?
In general, how worried should we be about not being able to get on a train (at all?). We will try to reserve what we can, but for planning, is it a real fear we may not even be able to stand in unreserved section, or not be able to buy tickets?
thank you for any advice!