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when to reserve seat

When to reserve seat

Hi, we plan to buy a 7 day JR pass but only to use on the fourth day upon our arrival. Therefore I plan to activate it in Shinjuku Station in the morning, before we depart to Hakone. As I prefer to reserve seat so the four of us can seat together (we travel with two children), I wonder if we can reserve seats before we activate the JR Pass? If must reserve seat at the same time with activation, will there be a risk that we will not be able to sit together (we travel in midst of June)? Thank you .

vxchan
vxchan

Hi there,

You can make seat reservations at any time once you have activated the JR Pass.

This can be done at any JR station in person.

Also see:
http://www.jrpass.com/blogs/reserving-seats-boarding-the-bullet-train

I don't think you will find any problems reserving tickets in June.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Arigato gozaimas, Daniel - San

vxchan
vxchan

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