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reserving shinkansen with jr pass on 28th december

Reserving Shinkansen with JR pass on 28th December


I have a question regarding reserving Shinkansen seats on the 28th December using the JR pass. On this day, we are planning to go from Tokyo to Kyoto.

But I heard that this is the peak travel in Japan and there may not be seats available.

We would arrive first in Japan on the 14th December. Would this be enough time beforehand to reserve seats at the JR ticket office as soon as we arrive?

Thank you


Hi there,

Ideally I would advise reserving tickets around the new year period 3-4 days in advance and you won't find any problems if you do so on the 14th.

Hope this helps,


Thank you Daniel for your reply :)


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