Japan Update: Year-end and New Year holidays

Posted by NTA America on Dec 6th 2023

Central Japan Railway Company and West Japan Railway Company have announced that all seats of Nozomi trains will be reserved seats during the holidays during the holiday season.


Thursday, December 28, 2023 - Thursday, January 4, 2023

Target Trains:

All “Nozomi” Trains between Tokyo and Hakata on Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen

(There are non-reserved seats available on Hikari, Kodama, and Sakura)

*Japan Rail Pass holders need to purchase [ONLY WITH JAPAN RAIL PASS] NOZOMI MIZUHO Ticket if you would like to take the Nozomi Shinkansen.

More details about the ticket: https://japanrailpass.net/en/use/special-ticket/

*Please be sure to make a reservation for your seat before boarding the Nozomi Shinkansen.