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jr pass shinkansen

JR pass Shinkansen

Hello again. I've been trying to research but can't the answer to my question. I rode the tokaido Shinkansen before and I remember being asked for my ticket. With my Jr. Pass, do I have to get a ticket at the counter or do I just show my Jr pass to the guard and the persons inside the Shinkansen? Many thanks.


Hello there,

You can either just hop on the train and take a non reserved seat. Or reserve a seat in advance in advance.

The JR Pass covers both options.


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