Shinkansen Ticket Online Booking : Reserve Without the Hassle

Year-end and new year PEAK is approaching. Book NOW and securely reserve your seats.

November 13, 2016

Year-end and new year PEAK is approaching. Book NOW and securely reserve your seats.

If you are planning to ride Shinkansen between December 23th and January 9th for this year, we recommend you to book your tickets NOW.

The Japanese New Year (Shōgatsu) is a family reunion holidays

Japanese people have custom to return to ancestral family places and celebrate family reunion twice a year; Obon and Shogatsu (the Japanese New Year). These days, many people go on trips as well.

Please refer to the following article for Obon in 2016.
"Obon," the Busiest Season for Shinkansen.
https://shinkansen-ticket.com/blogs/news/obon-the-busiest-season-for-shinkansen

Shinkansen is crowded during this period

As a result, Shinkansen will be crowded from December 23th to January 10th, and very crowded from December 28th to January 6th for this year. It is likely that you have to line up for Shinkansen and end up standing during the ride if you do not reserve your seats beforehand. Reserve seat tickets will be sold out.

Japan Railways Group's definition and calendar: peak, regular and off-season

Japan Railways Group sets their own definition and calendar for peak, regular and off-season. If you are interested, you can read it on the page below.

The Best Time to Travel on Shinkansen: Peak, Regular and Off-season
https://shinkansen-ticket.com/pages/the-best-time-to-travel-on-shinkansen-official-peak-and-off-season-periods-explained

The Japan Railways group accepts reservation from one month before travel date

Many people want to book tickets during those peak periods as soon as they fix their travel dates. However, the Japan Railways (JR) group accepts reservation from one month before travel date. You can see some people standing in a line at stations in the morning to buy tickets for peak periods one month later.

Shinkansen-Ticket.com buys on the ticket release day if tickets for a date more than one month after are ordered

We, Shinkansen-Ticket.com, can take orders of tickets for next year. When we receive orders of tickets for a date more than one month after, we buy those tickets on the JR release day, one month before travel date.

If you plan to ride Shinkansen during the peak periods, ask us to reserve tickets once you decide your dates. We securely reserve your tickets/seats.

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You can book Shinkansen/Bullet train tickets online here. We purchase tickets for you and deliver to your hotel. Reserve your tickets/seats without the hassle.





Seat guide

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

Reserved Seat

Your seat is reserved and secured when you book your tickets. Head to the station with a peace of mind.

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 dedicated unreserved cars. 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