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Question about transferring from train to train

over 1 year ago
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Hi! I'm here in Japan and I have my JR Pass but I'm still not completely sure how to use it. Do I need to present my pass at every station when I transfer or do I just get on the next JR train? Also, when going to a train station do I just present my pass or do I also need to get a ticket? I ask because the pass says "both the ticket and this pass together are required for boarding the train". Thanks!

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over 1 year ago
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Hi there,

You show your JR Pass when you enter and exit the ticket gates. Your JR Pass is your ticket and all you need if you wish to travel on a non-reserved seat.

A reserved seat can also be used but requires a reservation beforehand. Here is how to make seat reservations:

Hope this helps,

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