Subject: Japan Rail Pass-Ordinary or Green?
Hi Ziners,

I'm planning on buying a 14 day Japan Rail Pass for an April trip and am not sure whether to spend the extra $150 dollars for the Green version. How comfortable are the seats in Ordinary cars for long trips? I'll be taking the Hokutosie Express (Direct Sleeper) as far north as Hokkaido and the bullet trains to Hiroshima, Kyoto, and Nagano. Are the accomodations in the bullet trains comparable to the TGV in Europe? I won't be traveling during the holiday times, so don't think the trains will be too crowded. Any advice or suggestions?

Karen in Colorado