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Trains transfer during Showa days


Hi everybody. I planned a trip in the end of April with my wife and child of 11, starting from Tokyo then on 25th to Kyoto and back to Yokohama on 29th, then Flight back from Haneda on 30th. Due to this few train transfer I won’t buy JR Pass but I am afraid of crowd on 29th. Do you think I Can book All trains tickets when i begin holiday in Tokyo without JR pass or do I Need JR pass to Be safer? Thank you


Hi there,

I don’t think you need to get a JR Pass, but I would recommend reserving your tickets as soon as you arrive in Tokyo, or doing so prior to your holiday. You can do that here:

Enjoy your stay!


Unfortunately JR East Is not useful for Kyoto and Yokohama. Is there any possibility to reservation them before tra El?


Sorry about that. It might be best to reserve them through a travel agent. If you cannot get a reservation for a seat, you can still travel in the non-reserved carriages of the bullet train - but you might have to stand!