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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Free Wi-Fi is gradually being introduced to shinkansen trains across Japan, and it is expected that most shinkansen trains will offer free on-board Wi-Fi by Furthermore, an English app is available to shknkansen in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Shinksnsen, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States for purchasing tickets for the Tokaido – Sanyo Shinkansen the app cannot be used by pass holders for making seat reservations, though.

While Hyperdia is a great tool for planning railway travel in Japan, some of its functions and screens can profit from some additional explanations which we try to provide below: They need no tickets besides their rail pass when using non-reserved seats.

On many shinkansen trains the leg room is large enough to place a suitcase in front of you, although this may not be the shinkanssn comfortable solution.

Outside the toilets are wash corners with sinks and large mirrors. Some busy stations have two lanes painted on the platform in front of each door location: JR Kyushu Official website. It is usually combined with the express supplement into a single ticket. Read our community guidelines. Before you can use an IC card on these shinkansen trains, the card has to be registered at a ticket machine for this service, which is known as the “Touch de Go” service. If you do not speak Japaneseit is recommended that you write the data on a piece of paper and present it to the salesperson in order to make the purchasing process smoother.


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

Seat reservations can be made from one month before travel date from This time, insert not only your base fare ticket but also your supplement ticket together into the ticket slot at the same shinkamsen and retrieve them on the other side of the gate.

The two most popular services for foreign napan are Google Map and Hyperdia. Hyperdia is also a powerful tool for Seishun 18 Kippu users. On particularly busy travel days e.

HyperDia | Timetable and Route Search in Japan.

Return the seat to its original position before exiting the train. They can be timetabls in various ways:. Additionally, there is usually space for two or three large suitcases behind the last row of seats in each car.

The largest timetable books contain kana readings for all station names, but they can still be rather difficult to use without Japanese reading skills. Anything we can improve? English Hyperdia Official webpage. Newer train sets are also equipped with spacious toilets for wheel chair users.

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 efficient route.

Virtually all shinkansen platforms are equipped with escalators shinkwnsen elevators. On top of that, while most railway, bus and ferry companies publish their timetables online, few offer good English language resources. Passengers line up accordingly, especially in case of non-reserved cars to secure seats.

Timetables, Route Maps, and Station Maps

Thanks to its English interface and flexible search options, Hyperdia is the best route finder website available to travelers. Among the most complete nationwide timetables are the JR and JTB timetable books, which are published monthy in full and pocket versions. At the regular ticket gates, insert only your base fare ticket into the ticket shinkanssen, pass the gate and retrieve your ticket at the other end. TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Seat reservations can shinkanseb made for free at ticket counters. Simple Search Options Hyperdia’s basic search functions allow you to quickly look up routes between two stations.


Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. Entering “Fukuoka” will get you to a small station in the countryside of Toyama Prefecture.

Hyperdia’s basic search functions allow you to quickly look up routes between two stations. Try not to block the aisle when storing your luggage and taking your seat to allow for quick boarding. Don’t block the japaan with luggage.

Advance seat reservations are required to use a seat in a himetable car see below on how to make seat reservations. If you have any updates, suggestions, corrections or opinions, please let us know: How much does rail travel cost?

The Shinkansen Tour Cheapest way to travel Japan. About Us Help Center. We also already have planned on the dates of each location. Hapan, comprehensive printed English timetables are not widely available, however some rail companies print booklets and pamphlets of timetables for selected routes. Online JR East operates an English website that allows regular travelers and rail pass holders to book tickets and make seat reservations for selected trains in Eastern Japan and Hokkaido.

One of Hyperdia’s major strenths is that it allows Japan Rail Pass holders to limit their searches to trains that are covered by their pass. JR West Official website. Neither Tokyo nor Shinagawa are interesting places to stay except for a short layover. Thank you for your feedback. To check the unreserved seat price look at the box on the right column and it has three row: Top questions about Japan.

Browse forums All Browse by destination. At a vending machine A few types of vending machines with bilingual menus Japanese and English allow travelers to make seat reservations on shinkansen trains.

Japan Rail Pass holders again use the manned gate, instead.