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how do i reserve a seat on jr from overseas location?

How do I reserve a seat on JR from overseas location?

I'm planning a trip from Tokyo to Kawaguchiko on May 01st and would like to know how I can reserve the seats from overseas. It will be the Golden Week holiday and I'm afraid that the tickets would be sold out beforehand. Is there a phone number where I can call or is there an email / website where I can reserve on-line?


Hi there,

Seat reservations can be made in person at any JR station in Japan. However I am afraid that it is not possible to make reservations outside of Japan.

The route Tokyo - Kawaguchiko is travelled on normal trains in most cases anyway and do not have seat reservations.

Hope this helps,


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