When using an automatic ticket gate at a station, keep in mind the following precautions.
Tickets that can be used in automatic ticket gates
The tickets (commuter pass size large tickets and short distance small tickets) that can be used in automatic ticket gates have a black or brown magnetic surface on the reverse side.
Passengers with multiple tickets should put them on top of each other and then insert them into the Shinkansen automatic ticket gates at the same time. You can insert up to four tickets at one time.
Note: basic fare tickets and super (limited) express train tickets can be inserted together.
There are tickets which cannot be used in automatic ticket gates. When you have one of those listed below, please pass through a staff attended gate.
As of March 2015.