USING YOUR JAPAN RAIL PASS
The JR Pass
allows you easy access
to the Shinkansen Bullet Trains with just a quick check of your pass at the ticket gate.
The Shinkansen have reserved seat carriages ('shitei-seki') and unreserved seat carriages ('jiyu-seki').
As a Japan Rail Pass holder you can make seat reservations free of charge
before your journey but it is not manatory.
Seat reservations are advised in periods of high demand
such as cherry blossom, (late March - early April), Golden Week (late April - early May), Obon (mid-August) and New Year.Order your JR Pass