questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

ordinary jr pass, need reserve seats?

ordinary JR pass, need reserve seats?

If i'm using ordinary JR pass, do I need to make reservation on any JR train and shinkansen one day in advance? is there any additional cost when I want to reserve seats beforehand?


Hi there,

Its not required but it can be nice to have your tickets before hand.

Train reservations are free with the JR Pass, please see:


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