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Answered over 3 years ago

Pre-order or reduced price shinkansen tickets?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

If your girlfriend can read & understand Japanese, there is the internet ticketing website operated by JR called "Ekinet" (えきねっと) . The service is pretty complicated and even me being a native Japanese always encounter troubles when I try to purchase, but they have pre-order discounts and also in...

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Answered over 3 years ago

Pre-order or reduced price shinkansen tickets?

Matt Watson Matt Watson, Living in Japan

This is a great question. I often had problems with shinkansen tickets when I first arrived. You have several options.If you want to preorder shinkansen tickets, you can do so at the Midori Madoguchi at most JR stations.If you want to try and get discount tickets, there are usually stores close t...

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Answered almost 4 years ago

We will be traveling to Japan with our 4-yr old son. Do we get both JR Pass and Suica cards? For JR Pass, 7-day or14-day pass? If we get JRP, should we get one for our son too if we want reserved seats in Shinkansen?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

JR pass covers all transportation fee for JR trains, but it does not cover subways operated by Tokyo Metro, Toei, and other train lines such as Tokyu Toyoko Line, Tokyu Denentoshi Line, etc. Suica card is a chargeable IC card allows you to get in the gate just by touching the card. It is very con...

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