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How to use the green car JR pass in local trains?

almost 2 years ago
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I would like to know if I buy a green car JR pass, how to use it or need reservation of the seat every time.

  1. From Osaka to Kyoto by using Ltd Exp Thunderbird: how to reserve seat

  2. Any reservations for local trains if there is green car.

12232 posts
almost 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

1.) You can make seat reservations, at any JR station. Just go to the ticket window and tell the JR Staff where you wish to travel.

2.) Local trains generally do not have Green Cars, some do have Green Cars, here you just board the train and pick a seat.

Hope this helps,

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