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Shinkansen "Nozomi" to Be Fully Reserved Seating during Golden Week Holidays

Shinkansen "Nozomi" to Be Fully Reserved Seating during Golden Week Holidays

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Disruption on JR Tohoku Shinkansen and Related Lines

Disruption on JR Tohoku Shinkansen and Related Lines

April 02, 2024

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Service Suspension: Tohoku, Yamagata, and Akita Shinkansen Lines

Service Suspension: Tohoku, Yamagata, and Akita Shinkansen Lines

March 29, 2024

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Unlock Seamless Travel in Japan: Welcome Suica Card Now Available!

Unlock Seamless Travel in Japan: Welcome Suica Card Now Available!

March 21, 2024

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Tokaido Shinkansen: Smoke-Free from March 16th

Tokaido Shinkansen: Smoke-Free from March 16th

February 24, 2024

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Journey into Ski Paradise: Lotte Arai Resort

Journey into Ski Paradise: Lotte Arai Resort

February 15, 2024

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JR Trains Affected by Heavy Snowfall in Tokyo and Surrounding Areas

JR Trains Affected by Heavy Snowfall in Tokyo and Surrounding Areas

February 05, 2024

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Shinkansen Services Resume Following Power Outage

Shinkansen Services Resume Following Power Outage

January 24, 2024

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Disruption on Shinkansen Lines: Power Outage Causes Service Suspension

Disruption on Shinkansen Lines: Power Outage Causes Service Suspension

January 23, 2024

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Discovering Atami: A Captivating Haven by the Sea

Discovering Atami: A Captivating Haven by the Sea

January 21, 2024

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Exploring the Enchanting World of YOKOTE's Kamakura Festival

Exploring the Enchanting World of YOKOTE's Kamakura Festival

January 12, 2024

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Echigo Yuzawa: Gateway to Captivating Ski Resorts!

Echigo Yuzawa: Gateway to Captivating Ski Resorts!

January 08, 2024

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Links for Multilingual News & Disaster Preparedness Information

Links for Multilingual News & Disaster Preparedness Information

January 01, 2024

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Our Office Will be Closed for the Holidays

Our Office Will be Closed for the Holidays

December 29, 2023

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Embrace Japanese Tradition: A Beginner's Guide to Hatsumode

Embrace Japanese Tradition: A Beginner's Guide to Hatsumode

December 27, 2023

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Sapporo Snow Festival 2024: An Enchanting Winter Wonderland

Sapporo Snow Festival 2024: An Enchanting Winter Wonderland

December 18, 2023

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Seamless Shinkansen Travel for Wheelchair Users

Seamless Shinkansen Travel for Wheelchair Users

December 14, 2023

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Navigating the Year-End Travel Rush in Japan: Ticket Tips and Trends

Navigating the Year-End Travel Rush in Japan: Ticket Tips and Trends

December 08, 2023

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Exploring Japan's Castles: Odawara Castle

Exploring Japan's Castles: Odawara Castle

December 02, 2023

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Exploring Tokyo Station Area: Marunouchi Illumination 2023

Exploring Tokyo Station Area: Marunouchi Illumination 2023

November 30, 2023

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Exploring the Wonders of Japanese Convenience Stores

Exploring the Wonders of Japanese Convenience Stores

November 24, 2023

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Beat the Holiday Rush: Reserve Your Shinkansen Tickets Today!

Beat the Holiday Rush: Reserve Your Shinkansen Tickets Today!

November 20, 2023

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Weekend Travel Alert: Yamanote Line Closure on November 18-19, 2023

Weekend Travel Alert: Yamanote Line Closure on November 18-19, 2023

November 16, 2023

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Exploring Japan's Castles: Himeji Castle

Exploring Japan's Castles: Himeji Castle

November 12, 2023

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Seat guide

Shinkansen seats are available in four levels depending on the comfort and services your require.

Ordinary Seat

Regular seats used on Reserved cars and Unreserved cars of Shinkansen. Consider it as "economy class" seat.

Green Seat

Better seats with more space than ordinary seats. All Green Seats are reserved only. Consider it as "business class" seats.

Reserved Seat (Ordinary Reserved Seat)

Your seat is reserved and secured when you book your tickets. Head to the station with a peace of mind.
Seats are the same as Ordinary Seat.

Green Reserved Seat

Better seats and free blankets. Popular among Japanese business persons, executives and people who values comfortable travel. Consider it as "business class" seats.

GranClass Seat

Know as "First Class" of Shinkansen seats. Only available on Hokuriku and Tohoku Shinkansen lines. Gran Class seats comes with airline-like amenities and meals.The most expensive of all.

Unreserved Seat

You can take any open seats in unreserved cars of any train on the departure date. (No departure time will be indicated on your tickets.)
The best seat type if your priority is the cost and are traveling during less-crowded season/time.

 

 

For further information and photos, please visit official page at http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/ticket/types.html