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JR Shinkansen train, ever a supplement? 2019/12/22 09:00
Planning on buying a JR 14 day ticket though working on ways to either not active it or figure a way to get a 7 day pass. I got to wondering if there would ever be a supplement for a JR Shinkansen train with someone holding a JR Pass? I know there are private lines but I would try to be on JR Rail lines and JR Trains. TYIA
by Flying Tiger  

Re: JR Shinkansen train, ever a supplement? 2019/12/22 09:48
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by Hakata14 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: JR Shinkansen train, ever a supplement? 2019/12/22 09:49
Your question is unclear. Are you trying to travel cheaper - cut down long-distance travel to fit within 7 days instead of 14? If you post an itinerary you will get clearer options for this.

Some trains do require a supplement for JR Pass holders, as they use tracks owned by non-JR companies. These are uncommon and listed in the JR Pass details.
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Re: JR Shinkansen train, ever a supplement? 2019/12/22 17:43
I got to wondering if there would ever be a supplement for a JR Shinkansen train with someone holding a JR Pass?
Short answer - no.
Longer answer - The class of pass allows you to ride in the class designated and the ones lower. A green car pass allows green, ordinary and non-reserved. Ordinary pass for ordinary reserved seats and non-reserved.
I do not think you are looking at upgrade options to Gran-class or from Ordinary to Green which are very expensive.
All shinkansen lines/tracks in Japan are covered by the national JR pass - there are no private shinkansen routes.
by JapanCustomTours rate this post as useful

Re: JR Shinkansen train, ever a supplement? 2019/12/22 18:38
Agree that your question isnft very clear. If your question was if you can pay a supplement to travel on Nozomi or Mizuho trains (the fastest, most frequent) the answer is NO. with no JRP you can use them.
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