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reserved seat fees

Reserved seat fees

Hi there,

I was looking up the costs of tickets on HyperDia to figure out whether I should purchase a JR Pass. I see that there is the cost of the fare, and the seat fee - makes sense. However, if I were to reserve a seat with the JR Pass, is that an additional fee at the time of reservation? For example, I purchase a 7 day Pass for $264, then I reserve a seat from Tokyo to Kyoto, do I have to pay the reserved seat fee?

Thank you


Hi there,

The JR Pass includes complementary seat reservations and no charges will be collected for making a seat reservations.

Please see below for the details:

Kind regards,


Thank you very much, Daniel!


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