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haruka and seat reservation check

Haruka and seat reservation check

We will be landing at Kansai Airport and will have purchased a 14 day Ordinary Pass. We will activate the Exchange Order at Kansai. Will this pass work for the JR Haruka limited express train to Shin-Osaka?

Our destination after landing is Hiroshima. This is what we plan to do. Take the JR Haruka to Shin-Osaka and then the Sanyo Shinkansen line to Hiroshima Station. Is this correct?

The next morning, we will take the JR Sanyo Line to Miyajimaguchi Station and then back to Hiroshima Station. That night, we will go to Tokyo. We plan to take the Sanyo Shinkansen line to Shin-Osaka then take the Tokaido Shinkansen Line to Tokyo.

Do we make reservations to Tokyo when we land at Kansai or do it as we board the trains?

Thank you for your help.


Hi there,

Sounds like a great trip!

Yes, I can confirm the following are covered by the JR Pass:

JR Haruka from Kansai to Osaka
JR Sanyo shinkansen (Hikari and Sakura class bullets) from Shin-Osaka to Hiroshima
JR local lines to Miyajimaguchi
JR Tokaido Shinkansen (Hikari class bullets) from Shin-Osaka to Tokyo.

You can make your reservations for any of your legs at any JR Ticket office during your trip, but in most cases you can simply arrive at the station and reserve before boarding.

Hope this helps!


This is an excellent forum. Prompt replies and so easy to understand. Thank you very much


Hi Mari,

To explore "Nozomi" trains we would need to purchase either "JR Sanyo-Shikoku-Kyushu Rail Pass" or "JR West Sanyo Pass". May i check how it is diferent from JR Rail pass? With the above pass can I travel from Hiroshima to Tokyo? Can this pass valid to use "JR Haruka limited express train"?

I also have same kind of plan to arrive "Kansai -- Shin-Osaka -- Hiroshima -- Tokyo -- Kansai".

Please Suggest. Thanks.


Hi Mari, Few more questions:

1) With your best experience can you advice, In December (1 - 15) which Pass is better (Ordinary or Green car)?
2) How will be the crowd during this period?
3) Apart from Ticker counter is there a place online that I can make seat reservation?


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