- Please note that during crowded periods you cannot be guaranteed a seat on a specific train.
The periods when seat reservations are particularly difficult to secure are as follows:
29 December to 05 of January
The New Year holiday period is the most popular travel time for Japanese people, for vacations and returns to their hometown or family.
29 April to 05 of May
Due to consecutive holidays in a comfortable travel season, there is large – scale travel throughout Japan for leisure and recreation.
13 - 15 August
The “O-bon” season, another traditional time for Japanese to travel to their hometown or family.