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1st class on jr train hiroshima-osaka?

1st class on JR train Hiroshima-Osaka?


Does the JR train from Hiroshima to Kobe-Osaka have 1st class options? I read some places that they don’t, but I’m confused with the different train lines. I’ll be buying the 7-day Pass 1st class because of the luggage.

Thank you!


Hello Elsa,

Yes there are Green Seats (1st Class seats) available on the Sakura Shinkansen between Hiroshima and Shin-Kobe/Shin-Osaka. In the past this part was traveled on the Hikari Railstar which did not always have Green Seats, this however changed back in 2011. So the Green Pass can be used for the fullest extend.

Hope this helps,


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