questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

which shinkansens are not available to 21 day green jr passes?

which shinkansens are NOT available to 21 day Green JR Passes?

We are intending to travel from Aomori to Morioka on the Hayabusa Shinkansen. Does our JR Pass allow this, or what extra would we have to pay, please; and similarly from Fukashima to Tokyo.



Hi Malcolm,

All Shinkansen traveling in the Tohoku region are covered! This includes the fastest Shinkansen, such as the Hayabusa and the Super Komachi.

The only Shinkansen not included are the Nozomi/Mizuou trains, these travel south of Tokyo and you may be even see one :)

Hope this helps,


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