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green pass or ordinary?

Green Pass or Ordinary?

I hope you are doing well today. My family holiday of 8 days in Japan will take us from Narita (arrival airport) to Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Disneyland, Hiroshima, and back to Narita. I am considering the purchase of 7 Day Pass but would like to know the benefits of Green Pass purchase over Ordinary Pass.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!


Hi Patrik,

In general the benefits are:

  1. Quieter carriages
  2. bigger seats

Bear in mind that for your trip many of the trains you will use may not have Green cars available, so I recommend you use the standard class.

We have a good blog post on the differences here.

Hope this helps!

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I sincerely appreciate your quick reply and suggestions.

All the Best,


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