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reservation of the trains - possible?

Reservation of the trains - possible?

Hi all

Could you please tell me if it is possible to make a reservation for the train having Japan Rail pass?

I will be travelling during Golden Week . I want to be sure that I will not have any problems to get the train which I planned to get:)

If it is possible to reserve the train how can I do this? (any link to the website, any tips?)

Thank you a lot in advance for your answers

Cheers
Kamila

Kamila
Kamila

Hello Kamila,

In most cases it is not possible to reserve tickets in advance and can only do so in Japan with the JR Pass in hand (this includes the Tokaido Shinkansen between Tokyo - Kyoto/Osaka) and Kyushu Shinkansen.

Some trains however can be reserved in advance, this can be done via: JR East.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi

Thank you a lot for the answer.

Do you know maybe how can I search for trains (covered by Ordinary JAPAN RAIL PASS) ?

Any browsers? Sites where i can find below connections?

I would like to know at what time and how long my trip will take (and that the train that I chose is coverd by Ordinary JAPAN RAIL PASS)

Tokyo - Hirosaki
Hirosaki - Kanazawa
Kanazawa - Kyoto
Kyoto - Nara
Kyoto - osaka and Himeji
Kyoto - Mount Koya
Kyoto - Kinosaki
Kyoto - Kiso Valley
Kiso Valley - Tokyo
Tokyo- Nikko
Tokyo- Ashikaga Flower Park

Thank you a lot
Kamila

Kamila
Kamila

Hi Kamila,

Yes, www.hyperdia.com works perfect for looking up route information.

Be sure to read our how to plan with Hyperdia Guide first in order to learn all the details and plan like a pro.

You can reserve the trip Tokyo - Hirosaki and Hirosaki - Kanazawa with the website I linked in my previous post and you will have more than enough time in Japan to make reservations for the rest (where applicable).

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you a lot Daniel for your help!

very appreciated !

Have a nice day!

Cheers
Kamila

Kamila
Kamila

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