I plan on traveling to Japan during the Japanese holiday season. Will I have a problem booking a Shinkansen train?

Japan has several holiday seasons including Golden Week (late April to May) and summer vacation (mid-July to late August). There are also the year-end and New Year's holidays, as well as others.

During these holiday seasons, Shinkansen bullet trains are expected to be crowded and many of them will only offer reserved seating.

We recommend that you reserve your tickets in advance.

If you choose to use a JAPAN RAIL PASS, seat reservations may be made after you have completed your purchase.

For information about JAPAN RAIL PASS, please refer to this website:

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