questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

green car option

Green Car Option

Hi there - I am considering buying the First Class (Green car) JR pass. My journey includes two Tokyo - Osaka Hikari travels on the Shinkansen. Is there a Green Car option on this route using the JR First Class pass. I read somewhere that there is no Green Car on the JR West Hikari route. Can you clarify?

travelbug
travelbug

Hello there,

I can confirm that there are Green Class seats on these trains. Generally a lot!

I think what you read may be referring to the old Hikari Rail Star between Shin-Osaka and Hakata. These did not run a Green Car but you won't be using them anyway.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
Expert_button_2

Very helpful. Thank you!

Another question, if I may. How does the cut off for the 7 Day pass work?
If I activate on a Friday at 6pm (August 7), is the 7 day pass valid till 6pm the following Friday (August 14). If I am coming back to Tokyo on the Shinkansen on August 14th, do I have to start my journey before 6pm or complete the journey before midnight on the 14th?

travelbug
travelbug
72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
Expert_button_2

Order your Japan Rail Pass Online

Starting from $254.00 for 7 days of unlimited Japan Rail travel

Please note: we are only able to handle order related enquiries via our online direct support. Commercial advertising is prohibited as per our website terms.