questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

green car

green car

hi!

we're planning on purchasing the green car pass, but i just read...

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-1 The JAPAN RAIL PASS is not valid for any seats, reserved (incl. Green Car) or non-reserved, on ”NOZOMI” and “MIZUHO” trains. -2 There are no Green Cars on most “HIKARI” and “KODAMA” trains on the Sanyo Shinkansen line (Shin-Osaka―Hakata), or on some “SAKURA” and “TSUBAME” Series 800 trains on the Kyushu Shinkansen line. -3 If you use a “DX Green” (operated by JR Kyushu), you must pay the limited express charge in addition to the DX Green charge.
-4 If you use the GranClass car, only the basic fare is covered with your JAPAN RAIL PASS for both Green Car and Ordinary Cars and you must pay the limited express charge and the GranClass car surcharge additionally.

2 kind of confuses us. Will there be an advantage to buying a green jr rail pass?

rachuhhlynn
rachuhhlynn

Hi there,

Having made the trip between Osaka-Hakata myself, I can confirm that there definitely are Green Seats available. However this is only half a train car instead of the usual 1 full train car.

May I ask if this route is planned in your itinerary?

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Daniel-san
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day 2
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day 3
tokyo-kyoto-osaka
day 4
osaka-tokyo-nakano-tokyo
day 5
tokyo-kamakura-yokohama
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disney

rachuhhlynn
rachuhhlynn

Hi again!

Thank you, the route from Osaka - Hakata is south of Osaka and you won't be traveling this route.

There are plenty of Green Seats between Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Nagano on the Shinkansen.

Note that there are no Green seats on local trains to Kamakura/Yokohama. These are small distances.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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hi!

thank you so much! you've been really helpful!

Rachel

rachuhhlynn
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