From Shinjuku we plan to take the train to Shinagawa station and catch the Shinkansen to Kyoto.We hope to buy these tickets at JR Shinjuku Station.
Some in the group have to fly home 5 days later from Kyoto.
Is there any advantage for them to prepurchase tickets at Shinjuku Station for their return trip to the airport i.e. tickets for the Shinkansen from Kyoto to Shinagawa and the connecting N'EX train tickets from Shinagawa to Narita?
I understand that with Shinkansen tickets you can always hop on the next one if you miss it. What happens if you miss the N'EX express? Will the pre purchased tickets still be valid on the next train?
All help much appreciated.