How do I check Shinkansen availability?
How to find seat availability of trains. JR Cyber Station guide.
- Step 1 Find the service segment of the train.
- Step 2 Get the station name in Japanese.
- Step 3 Access to JR Cyber Station.
- Step 4-a Check seat availability for Shinkansen (bullet train)
Can you book Shinkansen in advance?
You can buy tickets for express trains, airport express trains, and shinkansen (bullet train) tickets. You can purchase tickets up to one month in advance. You can do so from inside and outside Japan.
Is Shinkansen 24 hours?
The Shinkansen is not a 24 hour service, but does run until late. You can find the last operating trains for a given route and non-nozomi shinkansen on Hyperdia by altering the “search details”.
How often does the Tokaido Shinkansen run?
As regards the high volume performance, the Tokaido Shinkansen is the most densely scheduled high-speed railway in the world, operating up to 12 train runs per hour per direction and more than 370 train runs per day and serving approximately 410 thousand passengers a day.
Can I buy shinkansen tickets at any JR station?
Any JR ticket office or ticket window can sell you shinkansen tickets. In larger train stations like Tokyo and Kyoto, they also have dedicated shinkansen ticket offices. Here’s the one in Tokyo Station on the Yaesu side.
How much does a shinkansen ticket cost?
This pass allows the user to ride various trains, including the Shinkansen. The price for a seven-day pass is 29,110 yen. For comparison, the regular Shinkansen fare for a one-way, reserved seat from Tokyo to Osaka is 14,450 yen, so purchasing this Japan Rail Pass makes up for the cost of a round trip.
How can I ride shinkansen without reservation?
You can choose any non-reserved seats at any time during the specified date. The number of unreserved seats is different in each Shinkansen train. So you need to check which number of cars is for unreserved seats in advance. The electric bulletin board at the station shows details.
Is the shinkansen expensive?
It is rarely worth buying single tickets even if you’re planning to visit just 2 places. The cost of a round-trip from Tokyo to Kyoto costs 26,160 yen by Shinkansen train. This is almost the cost of a 7-day Japan Rail Pass (29,110 yen).
Is eating allowed on Shinkansen?
Eating and drinking on Japanese trains You should eat on trains only when taking a long-distance train, such as the Shinkansen. These types of trains have a tray and cup holder at every seat, and snacks are sold from a vendor trolley. When taking this type of train, it is also acceptable to bring your own food.
Do bullet trains run at night?
No, the bullet train is not a 24-hour service, it runs between 6am and 12am. That means most of the day is covered by the bullet train, but overnight trips won’t be possible.
What is the fastest Shinkansen?
As of January 2021, the fastest Shinkansen is the Hayabusa train that runs along the Tohoku Shinkansen at approximately 320 km/hr along its fastest stretches.
How fast is Tokaido Shinkansen?
When opened in 1964, the Tokaido Shinkansen was the world’s first high speed railway line. Then trains ran at 210 km/h. Nowadays they reach speeds of 285 km/h. The line is operated by the Central Japan Railway Company, also known as JR Central or JR Tokai.
Is there a direct bus from Kanazawa Station to Tokyo Station?
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kanazawa Station West Exit station and arriving at Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit Kajibashi Parking Lot station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 55m.
What is the name of the Shinkansen line in Japan?
Hokuriku Shinkansen. The Hokuriku Shinkansen ( k V ) is a shinkansen line that connects Tokyo with Kanazawa. It is operated by the East Japan Railway Company, commonly known as JR East, and the West Japan Railway Company, commonly known as JR West.
Where does The Kagayaki shinkansen go?
The Kagayaki is the fastest train category along the Hokuriku Shinkansen, departing Tokyo and Kanazawa in the mornings and evenings. On its 2.5 hour journey between Tokyo and Kanazawa, it stops only at Ueno, Omiya, Nagano and Toyama.
When was the Nagano Shinkansen opened?
The shinkansen line was opened as far as Nagano in 1997 in time for the Nagano Winter Olympics and extended to Kanazawa in 2015. Before its extension to Kanazawa, the line was popularly known as Nagano Shinkansen.