questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

trip tokyo to nagoya

Trip Tokyo to Nagoya

On December 9th arrived to Tokyo from there I have to take the train to Nagoya for a football game.
I have several questions:

    • Can I pick up my Japan Rail Pass that day in any station? or where can I pick up?
    • I enter a page to see the routes to go a Nagoya appears 10:30 a.m tokyo - Shinkansen Nozomi 25 (I think this is the station) to Nagoya arrives at 12:11 pm....apart from the cost of the ticket says I have to pay the seat reservation, the Japan Rail pass cover this cost? or is a extra cost that i need to pay?

Thank you for your help

Ida Reyes
Ida Reyes

HI Ida,

Here are some answers for you:

  1. You can find a list of all the stations where you can exchange your Japan Rail Pass here.
  2. There are a couple of things here. The Japan Rail Pass does not cover Nozomi class shinkansen, so you should disable these in Hyperdia when you are doing a route search. Here's a sample search already setup for non-Nozomi shinkansen leaving from 10:30am. Seat reservations are all covered by the Japan Rail Pass so provided you use valid shinkansen there will not be any extra charge.

Hope this helps!


thanks for your help.


Ida Reyes
Ida Reyes

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