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possibility for jr reservation for osaka-tokyo-hakodate on 5 may 2015

Possibility for JR reservation for OSAKA-TOKYO-HAKODATE on 5 May 2015

I am going to visit Japan during the Golden Week, 1-11 May 2015. I plan to go to Hakodate, HOKKAIDO on 5 May and to save some money I plan to travel using JR Pass.

Is it possible to get a seat If I make a reservation when I arrive on 1 May for travelling on 5 May 2015 as below schedule:

Do you have any advice concerning train travel during the Golden Week? Thank you in advance.


You can reserve seats online - but what is the rest of your itinerary?

Do you really wish to murder 9 hours in a day of your trip on trains? You can fly from Osaka to Hakodate in just over 90 minutes on ANA - and you can get a good fare for just 10,800 yen:

Seats are currently open.


Hello there,

Well as you know, Golden Week is very busy. The route Osaka - Tokyo will especially be busy but you can avoid some of this by traveling early.

You can reserve seats online but only for the part Tokyo - Hakodate, this may not be a bad idea though, as it well be rather busy. Eki Net is the website for reservations. There are some rules and conditions, be sure to read them carefully.

Hope this helps,

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Thank you all for your suggestion.
We may need to revise our schedule if possible ^"


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