questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

is advance booking needed for first class?

Is advance booking needed for first class?

If I arrive into Narita, activate my JR rail pass, get the train into Tokyo, how then do I get on a Bullet train first class to Osaka if I do not have a reservation?


Hi there,

All Green Seats are reserved seats, you can however make seat reservations up to 5min before departure, so it won't be too much of a problem.

You can get the tickets at any JR Station and the Shinkansen can be booked directly at Narita Airport.

Hope this helps,


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