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Secure Your Seats Now for Japan's Summer Travel Peak!

July 07, 2024

Secure Your Seats Now for Japan's Summer Travel Peak!

Planning a trip to Japan in August 2024? Here’s an important update to ensure your travel plans go smoothly.

August is one of the busiest travel times in Japan, and we want to make sure you have all the information you need to navigate this peak season.

Understanding Japan's Summer Travel Peak

During mid-August, Japan experiences a significant increase in travel as many people take time off work to visit their families and hometowns.
This period is marked by heavy traffic and crowded transportation systems, especially on the Shinkansen (bullet trains).

Key Travel Dates: August 10-18, 2024

For 2024, the peak travel period will be from August 10th to 18th. During this time, the demand for transportation and accommodation skyrockets due to the traditional Obon holiday, when many Japanese people travel to their hometowns to honor their ancestors.
This cultural practice makes it one of the most challenging times to travel within Japan.

Important Changes to Shinkansen Services

From August 9th to 18th, 2024, there will be a critical change to the Tokaido Shinkansen service:

  • The "Nozomi" trains, which are the fastest and most frequently used on the Tokaido line, will have all seats designated as reserved seats only.
  • There will be no unreserved seats available on Nozomi trains during this period, meaning you cannot board without a reservation.

Plan Ahead and Reserve Your Tickets Early

Due to the high demand for Shinkansen tickets during this peak period, we strongly recommend securing your seats as early as possible.
By booking your tickets in advance, you can avoid the inconvenience of sold-out trains and the stress of finding alternative travel options at the last minute.

At, you can make reservations now, ensuring you have a seat on the train of your choice.
This service allows you to plan your travel with confidence, knowing that your transportation needs are taken care of well in advance.

Key Takeaways

  • Peak Travel Dates: August 10-18, 2024.
  • Nozomi Train Changes: From August 9-18, all seats on Nozomi trains will be reserved; no unreserved seating will be available.
  • Book Early: To avoid disappointment, book your Shinkansen tickets as soon as possible through us,

Understanding these details will help you navigate Japan's busy summer travel season and enjoy a more relaxed and enjoyable trip.
We appreciate your attention to this important notice and wish you a wonderful journey during your visit to Japan.