questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

nozomi validity with jr pass

Nozomi validity with JR Pass

Am I able to also use the Nozomi 700 from Tokyo to Kyoto with the Japan Rail Pass?

Ockie01
Ockie01

Hi there,

The Japan Rail Pass is valid on all Hikari and Kodama services between Tokyo and Kyoto. You will not be able to use the rail pass on Nozomi services. In practice, Hikari services only take slightly longer as they stop at a few more stations and reach the same top speeds. Most Hikari services also run the N700 train if you are interested in a specific type of vehicle.

You can select all non-Nozomi services in the trip planner www.hyperdia.com by deselecting the option for "NOZOMI" under the "search detail" link. For more information on using hyperdia for Japan Rail Pass holders, please see our video tutorial here.

Hope this helps!

Af705d2483ca769d2753af956a5d149b?s=50&d=mm
mari
Expert_button_2

Order your Japan Rail Pass Online

Starting from $254.00 for 7 days of unlimited Japan Rail travel

Please note: we are only able to handle order related enquiries via our online direct support. Commercial advertising is prohibited as per our website terms.