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Finding Your Train and Seat

See our guide below on how to find your train at the station and locate your seat.

Find the name of your train on the board above the ticket gate and check the platform from which the train departs.

Find your car number indicated on your ticket.

*On reserved seats cars/sections, “指定席”, “指定”, “指”, or “RESERVED” will be displayed.

Find your seat number indicated on your ticket (there is no seat number on express non-reserved seats ticket).

*On non-reserved seats cars/sections, “自由席”, “自由”, “自”, or “NON RESERVED” will be displayed. If any seats are open in non-reserved seats cars/sections, you may have a seat.

About Transfers to Nishi Kyushu Shinkansen

Transfer to a Limited express train that arrives the opposite of the same platform at Takeo-onsen Station.(Please purchase a Shinkansen/Limited express ticket covering your traveling distance in advance of boarding.)

*If you are traveling to Nagasaki, please make a transit from Limited express to Nishi Kyushu Shinkansen at Takeo Onsen Station.

*If you transfer to the ""Nishi Kyushu Shinkansen KAMOME"" without exiting the ticket gate on the day of boarding, a single ticket will be issued. In this case, your reservations for the continual reserved seats (free) with the JR Kyushu Rail Pass will be counted together as one.

*""Relay KAMOME"" and ""Nishi Kyushu Shinkansen KAMOME"" are not covered by the JR KYUSHU RAIL PASS Online Booking service. If you are a JR Kyushu Rail Pass holder and would like to reserve a seat, please contact us to inquire at the ticket counter in a JR station after your arrival in Japan. (If you would like a non-reserved seat, you can ride with the JR Kyushu Rail Pass alone.)

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