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Important Notice: Yamanote Line - All-Day Service Suspensions in November

October 30, 2023

Important Notice: Yamanote Line - All-Day Service Suspensions in November

For those planning to visit Tokyo in November 2023, please be aware of the following:

Due to station improvement work at Shibuya Station, there are scheduled all-day service suspensions on a portion of the Yamanote Line for two days, November 18th and 19th, 2023.

The affected suspended sections are as follows:

Saturday, November 18th, 2023:

  • Outbound (clockwise) direction from Osaki to Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro.

Sunday, November 19th, 2023:

  • Inbound (counterclockwise) direction from Ikebukuro to Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Osaki.

The construction work will take place from the first train to the last train on both days, totaling 52 hours. Train services outside this section are also expected to have reduced frequencies.

Please note that in the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances preventing the work on the scheduled dates, the construction may be postponed to December 15th to 18th, 2023.

Make sure to adjust your travel plans accordingly to avoid any disruptions during your visit to Tokyo in November. Safe travels!



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.



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