Official website of Central Japan Railway Company. related to our company and service and be ready for your visitation to Japan. Tokaido Shinkansen. Japan has an extensive and efficient train network; however, without an intimate knowledge of the system, its complexity can make it difficult to. About the Japanese high speed trains Shinkansen (Bullet trains). A list of online timetable resources and explanations on how to use them.

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Fares will be subtracted from the IC card’s balance.

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Members who are knowledgeable about this destination and volunteer their time to answer travelers’ questions. Depending on the station, the shinkansen platforms are sometimes placed parallel to and close to the regular train platforms, but often they are located in a separate part or on a different level of the station complex.

Salespersons are generally familiar with the English vocabulary needed for the purchase of train tickets and seat reservations, but many have limited English conversation skills. All seats in Green Cars are reserved. Tsukiji Market Information Are there any tattoo restrictions in Japan? How can we access tourist attraction from cruise port?

Hyperdia Thanks to its English interface and flexible search options, Hyperdia is the best route finder website available to travelers.

However, if you will be staying in Tokyo for multiple days, most visitors don’t base themselves solely on Shinkansen access convenience. The seat reservation fee is usually combined with the express supplement into a single ticket. The two most popular services for foreign tourists are Google Map and Hyperdia. Signs and announcements inside the trains are multilingual Japanese and English on all shinkansen lines; plus Korean and Chinese on selected lines and inform about upcoming stations.


Passengers line up accordingly, especially in case of non-reserved cars to secure seats. Shinkansen fares are discounted by yen when using this service and are shinkanseh to the registered credit card rather than subtracted from the IC card’s balance.

Japanese websites for online reservations are operated by the JR companies, but require Japanese language skills. Links to timetable websites A list of online timetable resources timetabld explanations on how to use them. Unfortunately, comprehensive printed English timetables are not widely available, however some rail companies print booklets and pamphlets of timetables for selected routes.

A passenger typically receives two pieces of tickets a base fare ticket and a supplement ticketalthough in some situations the two tickets are combined into japqn single ticket. Shinkansen supplement limited express fee The supplement fee to be paid for using a shinkansen train shinkanssen opposed to a local train.

Seat reservations can be made for free at ticket counters. Discount ticket shops around major stations also sell shinkansen tickets at small discounts.

Timetables, Route Maps, and Station Maps

The shinkansen network consists of multiple lines, among which the Tokaido Shinkansen Tokyo – Nagoya – Kyoto – Osaka is the oldest and most popular.

Bilingual signs indicate whether a shinkansen car carries reserved or non-reserved seats. Most shinkansen trains in Japan offer seats in two classes, which are typically timteable in separate cars:. Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted. As for reaching those stations, most parts of Tokyo are not more than 20 minutes from one of them. Among the most complete nationwide timetables are the JR and JTB timetable books, which are published monthy in full and pocket versions.

The Japan Rail Pass can be used on all shinkansen trains except Nozomi and Mizuho trains and covers all the fees involved.


JR Hokkaido Official website. Thank you for your feedback. On all other shinkansen lines, smoking is not possible. Jorudan Another English route finder. Pass holders will receive a seat reservation ticket that indicates the reserved seat. Some newer train sets have electrical outlets installed along the walls.

However, even when bringing less than this upper limit, we recommend travelers with a lot of luggage to consider using a delivery service to make the trip more comfortable for themselves and the passengers around them.

Japan Rail Pass holders again use the manned gate, instead. Additionally, there is usually space for two or three large suitcases behind the last row of seats in each car. Japan has an extensive and efficient train network ; however, without an intimate knowledge of the system, its complexity can make it difficult to figure out an shhinkansen route.

Browse forums All Browse by destination. The routes that Hyperdia produces are fairly straightforward to understand, as long as you know a few of the symbols. If you do not speak Japaneseit is recommended that you write the data on a piece of paper shinaknsen present it to the salesperson in order to make the purchasing process smoother. On a few shinkansen trains along the Tohoku ShinkansenHokkaido Shinkansen and Hokuriku Shinkansen seat reservations are mandatory.

Shinkansen trains are equipped with relatively spacious overhead shelves smaller on certain train sets which can store small and medium sized bags and suitcases. Wireless internet is currently already available on all the newest train sets between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka, however, a subscription or 1-day pass has to be purchased before boarding the train.