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Shinkansen hopping on Tokyo to Hiroshima trip 2019/3/2 16:12
Overall trip is from Tokyo to Hiroshima. Is it possible to take the Hikari from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka then simply wait at the platform (or in the already-paid-for-my-ticket area of the station) for the Sakura to reach Hiroshima? Similar to jumping from a local train to an express by waiting on the platform.

This is assuming I have a JR pass.
by Kyle (guest)  

Re: Shinkansen hopping on Tokyo to Hiroshima trip 2019/3/2 17:39
Of course with a JR Pass you can hop on and off freely.

(This would also be possible on a regular ticket, by the way.)
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Re: Shinkansen hopping on Tokyo to Hiroshima trip 2019/3/2 18:12
And use non reserved seating.
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Re: Shinkansen hopping on Tokyo to Hiroshima trip 2019/3/2 18:43
Can also use reserved seating if you make a reservation beforehand.
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Re: Shinkansen hopping on Tokyo to Hiroshima trip 2019/3/3 09:36
Easier transfers are usually at Shin-Kobe - you don't need to change platform.
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