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reserved seat fee + regional pass

Reserved seat fee + regional pass

Is the seat reservation fee included with the JR Pass?

Must I reserve a seat to travel on a shinkansen or LTD Express trains? I think I'd be traveling on the Sakura or LTD Thunderbird.

I'll be traveling between KIX and Kyushu. Is there a regional pass that would make the most sense? My total travel time is 21 days.

Thank you.


Hi there,

The JR Pass can be used to make free reservations.

Its hard to say for sure what pass would suit you best without knowing your full itinerary but using a JR Pass from Kansai to Kyushu and back can save you quite a bit of money.

Hope this helps,

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