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are there sleeper cars?

Are there sleeper cars?

We will be traveling April 19 to May 3 2016. I see in the HyperDia timetable and route search there is an option for a sleeper express or limited express. However all the searches come up as "route not found".

does JR operate a sleeper car service?, if so can it be used with the Pass for an extra fee ? on what routes?


Hi there,

There are almost no night trains in Japan. For those that are in service read our blog post:

Hope this helps,


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