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twilight express train classes

Twilight express train classes

Dear JR

Can I use JR Rail Pass to travel on the night train, particularly the express train?
And, if can, what class of those trains can I use?

My plan is to travel from the north to the south by rail. ^
Looking forward to receiving your advice.

Thank you.

Warm regards


Hello Kel,

Unfortunately the Twilight Express will stop service on March 12th and tickets have been sold out long in advance.

Instead the best way to travel is to use the Shinkansen instead, as there are little to no night train services that remain in Japan.

Hope this helps,

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Hello Daniel

Thank you very much indeed for your advice. ^
It's really helpful. I really appreciate it.

Warm regards


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