How to read a Shinkansen Reservation Ticket ?

Understand the ticket symbols

Your national Japan Rail Pass entitles you to seat reservations on many trains all over Japan. Learn here how to read the seat reservation ticket

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The Sanyo Shinkansen Line 

The Sanyo Shinkansen Line 

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The Mickey Mouse Shinkansen

Since May 2019 and until November 2019, you can ride a Mickey Mouse shinkansen to explore Kyushu with a Japan Rail Pass.

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