questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

green or ordinary pass

Green Or Ordinary Pass

I am travelling to japan may 9- 17, 2014 with my family - six persons total.
my itinerary :

Route of travel :

manila - kansai airport ( KIX)
KIX- intercontinental hotel Osaka
Osaka - Hiroshima
Hiroshima - osaka
Osaka- Kyoto
Kyoto- Osaka
Tokyo - hakone /Fuji
hakone/Fuji- Tokyo
Tokyo - kansai airport .

should I get a green jr pass or ordinary jr pass? Is the extra cost worth it ?


Hi there!

I would suggest reading out blog post on what to expect from Green Class to get an idea of what it offers. Personally I love the extra luxury but most people are more than fine in ordinary class.

Since you are with 6 there's also an other reason why to stick to ordinary class because in ordinary class the seat layout is 3 x 2 meaning that you can seat 3 persons together in one row and then 3 behind there. It is also possible to turn the seats around so you can sit all together.

Hope this helps!

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