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inquiries regarding golden week

Inquiries regarding Golden Week


Would like to ask your opinion regarding trains reservation during the Golden Week. So I am planning to go to Japan on 1st May 2016 and will arrive at Haneda on 2nd of May.

At the moment, I am planning to buy JR Pass, thus on the 2nd May I can directly exchange my JR tickets and continue my trip to Osaka on the same day. However, I am a bit concern regarding the possibility of being able to reserve any seat on the same day travel. Does it help if I buy Green Class instead of Ordinary Class??

Any opinion or recommendation??

Much thanks before.


Hi there,

I think you will be okay getting to Osaka, it may be that some trains are sold out and may have to wait for the next one but I am sure that seats can be found.

Green Class may or may not help getting a seat but it will be more quiet and relaxed than ordinary class.

Hope this helps,


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