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Reserved seating from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori

spacebread
spacebread
5 months ago
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Hi there,

I am researching about the JR Pass and it is mentioned that I can take the Hayabusa Shinkansen from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori. However, I also read that this requires a reservation and that if I want to take this option, I would need to collect my ticket a day before I make this trip.

I would not be able to do that as I would be in Kyoto before that.

I would like to ask:
1. If I am taking the Hayabusa Shinkansen from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori, would I need to reserve my seat
2. If reserve seating is necessary, does that mean I will not be able to take the Hayabusa Shinkansen from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori and will instead need to take the Komachi Shinkansen?

Thank you
Dion

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Daniel-san
16182 posts
4 months ago
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Hi Dion,

1.) Yes, the Hayabusa Shinkansen is reserved seats only. As long as seats are available however, you can reserve a seat up to 5min before departure.

2.) The Komachi Shinkansen is full reserved as well, so just get a reservation. They are free with the JR Pass.

Kind regards,
Daniel


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