I arrive into Narita Terminal 1 at 9:10pm next Sunday, 1st July.
I need to check in to my hotel (Hotel Gracery Shinjuku) before midnight.
I have a JR Pass but don't have to activate it on the 1st, I could activate it only the next day.
I have no idea how long it would take to exchange the voucher for the pass at Narita, to be honest... I'd rather do it that night if time allows.
Arriving at 9:10pm, I doubt I'll be able to make it to the last NEX train at 9:44pm (after getting my checked in luggage and passing customs).
What is the next best option, in your opinion?
Personally, I believe I might also miss the Keisei Skyliner 58 at 21:50pm, but will probably make the Keisei Skyliner 60 at 10:30pm. This has me arriving at Shinjuku JR station (after a transfer) at around 23:41pm.
It leaves me 19 minutes to make it to my hotel, which is apparently a 10 minute walk away, in the middle of the night, with luggage. I understand Shinjuku is a very big station and can be confusing on your first time.
Should I brave the walk from the station? Take a taxi from the station?
Or is there a better option?