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jr pass for shinkansen

JR Pass for Shinkansen

Hi Daniel

If I stay in Hotel Toyoko-inn Maibara, can I use the JR Rail pass (purchase from Malaysia) to take Shinkansen from Maibara to Kyoto? Because Shinkansen takes 20 mins but if JR Rail will take 1 hour. Do I need to pay additional if I take Shinkansen.

I checked through but confused.

elaine3848
elaine3848

Hi there,

Yes! That is no problem. The JR Pass covers all Shinkansen lines, though some trains services on the Shinkansen (the Nozomi/Mizuho) are not included.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel

If Nozomi/Mizuho are not included.

Is the traveling time still 20 minutes if I take other type of train?

Thank you.

elaine3848
elaine3848

Hi again!

Yes! Both the Kodama and Hikari Shinkansen also take 20min.

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Daniel-san
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