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Question about reserving seats on Shinkansen

Jeff Donovan
Jeff Donovan
almost 2 years ago
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My wife and I will be arriving in Japan April 29th and staying for two weeks, leaving on May 14th. We plan to travel to Kyoto on May 3rd and I was advised by a friend that we should reserve seats for our shinkansen tickets as during Golden Week the trains will be extremely busy.

However, I am not sure how to go about doing that with my JR pass. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you

12232 posts
almost 2 years ago
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Hi there,

Here is how to make seat reservations using the JR Pass.

The procedure is the same during Golden week but it is recommended to get your tickets a couple of days in advance instead of on the day of travel.

Hope this helps,

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