What is the Midori no Madoguchi? Knowing it makes traveling more convenient.


Although it is a station that is also used as a landmark or destination, I think that there are also many things to get lost, as I am not familiar with traveling.

Especially the transport network in Tokyo is convenient, but on the other hand it is a difficulty to be too complicated.

There is a corner called “Midori no Madoguchi” when you go to the train station, especially JR station, which is a means of travel developed in Japan.

I will explain “Midori no Madoguchi” where traveling is very convenient in using train.


What is JR’s “Midori no Madoguchi”?

“Midori no Madoguchi” is a generic term for all the windows that sell tickets.


What is the opening hours of JR’s Midori no Madoguchi?

Depending on the size and regionality of the station, it is slightly different.

It seems that a large main station starts from 5:30 or 6:00 in the early morning, and there are many sales until 22 or 23 o’clock.

Other stations start from 7 o’clock or 8 o’clock and it is important to close them earlier than 20 o’clock or 21 o’clock. Depending on the station there are some places where the end time goes a little earlier, so be careful.

Also, as there is no limit to the presence of “Midori no Madoguchi” at all stations, please check the direct window or visit each JR’s website.


How do you use JR’s Midori no Madoguchi?

As I said at the beginning, the station where the computer system “MARS” for reservation and ticketing of the JR Group’s seat tickets is introduced is the “Midori no Madoguchi”.

Utilizing this computer system, we can issue tickets and designated tickets for railway and buses of all JR Group passengers.

We also issue and charge commuting tickets and commuting tickets and IC cards (IC such as Suica, Icoca, any more) for commuting.

JR is planning various travel plans etc. I will prepare a good tick accordingly. Purchase of such a ticket is OK at “Midori no Madoguchi”!

“Youth 18 ticket” which can be said as a synonym for cheap traveling on a long vacation now can also be bought at “Midori no Madoguchi”.


We will also reserve the designated seats when we go home on the “Shinkansen” during the New Year’s Holiday and the Bon Festival at this “Midori no Madoguchi”.

Although I might have purchased it at the window without knowing unexpectedly, in reality it may already be using “Midori no Madoguchi”.


Summary of Midori no Madoguchi

It is “Midori window window” which seems to be high in the threshold and seems to be unable to approach, but it is more convenient to know if you know.

When planning a trip mainly with JR, it is an inseparable existence! Become the strongest partner.

If you have any questions about trains (especially tickets), we encourage you to feel free to ask at the window.