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Gran class

I want to buy 7 day JR pass. I will go from Tokyo to Kanazawa using
KAGAYAKI 503 Shinkansen. I want to use the gran class for this travel.
How much extra charge I will have to pay?
Is the charge any different if I buy green pass?
Where and how can I make this type of reservation?
Can I use green pass on LTD. EXP THUNDERBIRD 4 for travel from Kanazawa to Kyoto?
and traveling on shinkansen from Kyoto to Hirishima and then to Shin Osaka?


  • It is extremely expensive to upgrade your seats. The pass will cover only the base fare, and you'd need to pay the bullet train or limited express supplement fees separately. It really just isn't worth it.

    The Thunderbird does have Green Seats. Going from Kyoto to Hiroshima nearly always requires one transfer, either in Shin-Kobe or Okayama, or you can go over to Shin-Osaka. From there, the Hikari or Sakura trains have a Green Class. Returning is no problem either.

    You can see regular fares, routes and schedules on Hyperdia.
    Under "More Options", be sure to uncheck the Nozomi box since you can't ride that train using the pass.
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