Green Car Shinkansen Carriages

The Green Car グリーン車

Shinkansen Green Car.
Shinkansen Green Car

The Green Car on Japanese trains and the shinkansen bullet train is equivalent to first class on European trains or business class on airlines.

Green Car seats are larger and have more leg room than normal seats and are arranged in a 2 seats x 2 seats format across the aisle of the carriage, rather than 3x2 on normal shinkansen carriages. Green Car perks may include free slippers, personal TVs and laptop power points. There will be fewer passengers in the Green Car and all seats must be reserved.

The Japan Rail Pass also has a Green Class if you really want to do Japan by rail in style.

Green Car reservations are made at the Green Car Window (Midori no Madoguchi). On the whole, Green Cars are non-smoking.

Shinkansen bullet train at Nagoya Station
Shinkansen bullet train at Nagoya Station
Shinkansen Green Car.
Shinkansen Green Car

Japan Rail Pass Green Car Prices

The Japan Rail Pass

All prices are in Japanese yen.

Period Green Car (Adult) Ordinary (Adult) Green Car (Child 6-11 yrs) Ordinary (Child 6-11 yrs)
7 day 38,880 29,110 19,440 14,550
14 day 62,950 46,390 31,470 23,190
21 day 81,870 59,350 40,930 29,670

The JR East Pass (Nagano, Niigata Area)

All prices are in Japanese yen.

Period Adult [12 y.o. +] Child [6-11 y.o]
5 day 18,000 yen (purchased in Japan)
17,000 yen (purchased overseas)
9,000 yen (purchased in Japan)
8,500 yen (purchased overseas)

JR East Pass (Tohoku Area)

Period Adult [12 y.o. +] Child [6-11 y.o]
5 day 20,000 yen (purchased in Japan)
19,000 yen (purchased overseas)
10,000 yen (purchased in Japan)
9,500 yen (purchased overseas)
Bullet train arriving Nagoya Station, Nagoya, Japan.
The shinkansen bullet train is an icon of Japan
JR Tokaido Line Green Car.
JR Tokaido Line Green Car

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