questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

do i make reservation on these jr lines shinkansen hirari, ltd. exp. haruka or ltd. exp. thunderbird?

Do I make reservation on these JR lines Shinkansen Hirari, Ltd. exp. Haruka or Ltd. Exp. Thunderbird?

I just bought the JR pass green car 7days. Do I need to make reservation on these lines (Shinkansen Hirari, Ltd. exp Haruka or Ltd. Exp. Thunderbird) from Shin Osaka to Kyoto?

Thanks, Anna


Hi Anna,

All Green Seats are reserved seats (meaning a reservations before boarding the train is required).

Here is how to make seat reservations:

Hope this helps,


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