Explore Japan

Order Your JRPass
abrante89
abrante89
9 months ago
1 response

Its true that even if I have JRPass (14 days in my case) if you want to take a Shinkansen you have to pay an extra price for this type of trains?

Thanks a lot!

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
13241 posts
9 months ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

I like true or false questions:

The quick answer is false, you can use all Shinkansen lines without any additional cost and seat reservations are fee too.

Adding a bit more context, there is one limitation and that is that you can not use Shinkansen trains that operate a Nozomi or Mizuho service. You can use the Sakura and Hikari services instead, the different is that these make a couple more stops on the way, that's all :)

Hope this helps,
Daniel


Looking for more information? Search the forum

Instant Quote

Starting from $269.00 for 7 days of unlimited Japan Rail travel

Can’t find the answer?

Learn from over 11813 questions about the Japan Rail Pass, or ask our Japan Rail travel experts

Ask Question

Get pocket Wifi in Japan

Get pocket Wifi in Japan

Visit us on Facebook

Get inspired for your visit to Japan by following us on Instagram and don't forget your own shots once you are there.


Order your JRPass Now!

We have special prices for children and great first class options. See all tickets.
Or see our range of Regional Passes