questions & answers: using the japan rail pass



I've been reading about resrevation seats for NEX before you arrive at tokyo. I am confused, why theres a rules that I need to get the ticket days before I arrive at the departure date? How will i get it if we need to get it before we arrive in japan?

Here is my situation... we are 8adults with 3 child below 5 yrs old. We will arrive january 3 2017.
Our route is only narita terminal 1 to shinjuku station.
Then is there a ticket to buy in advance for subway tickets?
When do I need to reserve our NEX ticket?
Can i get the reserve ticket on the day we arrive?
Im really confused and scared that we might dont get any seats available if we purchase on that day.


Hi there,

You can buy a ticket for the NEX once you arrive in Japan. Simply buy it at the ticket office at Narita Airport. There are also many local trains to/from Narita Airport in the rare case that the NEX is sold out.

Hope this helps,

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