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JR Pass Green Car Tokyo to Kyoto and back. Reservations/ planning ahead

over 1 year ago
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I plan on travelling with my girlfriend on Sep 11, 2016 from Tokyo Station to Kyoto on the high speed with JR Pass. We are going to return on Sep 14, 2016.

We arrive at Narita airport Sep1st and stay in Narita for 24 hrs before flying to Vietnam. We then fly back to Narita on Sep10th at 1600 L. When can I make my reservation for the train. Can I do it Sep1st in Narita airport or do I need to wait till I am closer to my proposed journey.

Last question is what is the name of the Main tourist shinkansen that routes Tokyo-Kyoto and back?

Thank you.

12232 posts
over 1 year ago
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Hi there,

You can make reservations once you are in Japan and have exchanged the JR Pass. See here for details.

Tokyo - Kyoto is a busy route but there are many trains with over 6000 seats in each direction every hour.

Hope this helps,

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