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seat reservation

Seat Reservation


I want to make seats reservations using this site:

But it says: "Even if you are traveling on a JAPAN RAIL PASS, if you do not collect your Reserved Seat Limited-Express Ticket by 9:00 p.m. (21:00, Japan Standard Time) on the day before departure, cancellation fees will be applied and the reservation will be cancelled."

So I was wondering: Making the reservation online now, could I collect all the tickets at any JR Travel Center or Ticket Office several days before the departure?


Hi there,

Yes - if you make your reservation online now, the very latest you can pick up your reservation tickets in Japan without being charged will be 1 day before travel. In your case if you pick up several days in advance you'll be fine.

Hope this helps!

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