Why can't I use the Nozomi Shinkansen with a JR Pass?

  • Published on : 26/06/2016
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Tokaido and Sanyo lines

How to use your rail pass even without use of the Nozomi bullet train. Buy your JR Pass today, available in 7-, 14-, and 21-day passes.

From Tokyo to Kyoto or Osaka

If you are traveling from Tokyo to Kyoto or Osaka (or vice versa) with a JR Pass, instead you can use the Hikari shinkansen.

It stops at all of the stations that the Nozomi does, plus one or two more stations.

Kodama Shinkansen

Kodama Shinkansen

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Tokaido Shinkansen

Tokaido Shinkansen

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