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JR Pass specific line usage

over 1 year ago
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Hi all,

We're going to Japan next week and we'll be travelling by train with the JR Pass. Can someone please tell me which trains I can and cannot take with the pass? I know the obvious Nozomi, Mizuho and Hayabusa Shinkansen are excluded but other than that it's a bit vague.

For example, I'll be going from Kyoto to Beppu. Now Hyperdia gives me the option to use the JR Special Rapid Service for HIMEJI from Kyoto to Shin-Osaka, from there the Shinkansen Sakura 555 to Kokura and finally the Ltd. Exp Sonic 29. Are all these trains available with the JR Pass? Where can I find this information in detail (I also read something about a homeliner, again no idea what that is).

Thanks in advance!

Link from Hyperdia:

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over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

As long as you make sure that the option Private Railway / in Hyperdia is NOT selected, all routes are covered by the JR Pass.

The route to Beppu is thus covered by the JR Pass.

Hope this helps,

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