Shinkansen Ticket Online Booking : Reserve Without the Hassle 
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Be Prepared for Changes in Shinkansen Seating Options During the Year-End Holidays!

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How to Get from Haneda International Airport to Shinkansen Stations?

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Top Recommendations for Your Autumn Trip to Kyoto

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Shinkansen Travel Tips: Choosing the Right Seats

Shinkansen Travel Tips: Choosing the Right Seats

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Exploring Shin-Yokohama Station Area: The Ramen Museum

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Shinkansen "Nozomi" to Be Fully Reserved Seating during 2023-2024 New Year Holidays

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The History and Technology of the Shinkansen

The History and Technology of the Shinkansen

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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