over 1 year ago
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Does anyone know why it is not possible to use a JR pass on the NOZOMI and how else would one get from Tokyo to Osaka quickly?

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over 1 year ago
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Hi there,

This is due to the pricing policy of JR Central, you can use the Hikari Shinkansen instead of the Nozomi. The Hikari Shinkansen travels the same route but makes a couple more stops on the way.

Hope this helps,

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