Green Car

Green Car is the name of the locomotives on Shinkansen that similar with the first class level. This type makes the luxurious comfort for passengers so the most passengers would like to feel comfortable once. Green car is unavailable all trains. Only the important train lines (such as Kyushu, Tokai, etc) for the passengers who wish to have additional luxury, should go for the green car.

Featured The Green Car

  • More spacious seats
  • Peaceful / Less crowded
  • Easily reservation for sure
  • Perfectly services
  • Included refreshing towel, ice-cream, snack *
  • * Only at Kyushu
  • Clean because of the entire carpet

What's The Green Car

  • Comfortable seats recline 40 degrees
  • Adjustable footrest
  • Footrest are wider than normal
  • The seat has a radio to listen
  • Have a snack (on Kyushu line)
  • Seat layout is 2 * 2 (double seat)
  • Have a magazine to read
  • Wide window and with a window above the head
  • Luggage compartment for all passenger
  • There is a specific smoking corner

Comparison table with Ordinary Car / Green Car

  • Most JR trains have Ordinary Car while many long-distance trains also offer Green Car. With a Green-type Japan Rail Pass you can use either class, while with an Ordinary-type Japan Rail Pass you can use only Ordinary Car without paying an additional charge
  • The Car with O can be used with Japan Rail Pass
  • The Car with * requires paying additional charges. See more information Japan Rail Pass

Trains Accomodations Green Ordinary
Nozomi, Mizuho trains on the Tokaido, Sanyo and Kyushu (*1) Green Car X X
Ordinary Car X X
Hikari, Sakura, Kodama, Tsubame trains on the Tokaido, Sanyo, Kyushu and any trains on the Tohoku, Yamagata, Akita, Joetsu and Nagano Gran Class (*4) * *
Green Car O (*2) *
Ordinary Car O O
Ordinary Private * *
Limited Express and Ordinary Express Green Car O (*3) *
Ordinary Car O O
Green Private * *
Ordinary Private * *
Sleepiing Car * *
Local and Rapid trains Green Car O *
Ordinary Car O O

  • (*1) The Japan Rail Pass is not valid for any seats, reserved (incl. Green Car) or non-reserved, on Nozomi and Mizuho trains.
  • (*2) There are no Green Car on most Hikari and Kodama trains on the Sanyo Shinkansen line (Shin-Osaka, Hakata), or on some Sakura and Tsubame Series 800 trains on the Kyushu Shinkansen line.
  • (*3) If you use a DX Green (operated by JR Kyushu), you must pay the limited express charge in addition to the DX Green charge.
  • (*4) If you use the Gran Class Car, only the basic fare is covered with your Japan Rail Pass for both Green Car and Ordinary Car and you must pay the limited express charge and the Gran Class Car surcharge additionally.

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