Journey Name: Tokaido Shinkansen : Tokyo/Yokohama, Nagoya and Osaka/Kyoto  |  Journey Duration: Scenic Day Trips
 
Overview:
The Tokaido Shinkansen opened in 1964 between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka. It is operated by the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central). It is arguably the most heavily travelled high-speed rail route in the world by far; over 4.9 billion passengers thereby dwarfing all other systems and lines worldwide.
 
Train Departure Schedule :
2015
January - March
April - June
July - September
October - December
 
 
Journey Dates :
Daily
 
Places Covered:
Tokyo/Yokohama, Nagoya and Osaka/Kyoto
 
Day to Day Itinerary:

Three train categories operate on the Tokaido Shinkansen:


The Nozomi is the fastest train category along the Tokaido Shinkansen, serving only major stations. They take about 2.5 hours to reach Shin-Osaka from Tokyo. There are usually four departures per hour in each direction, and even more during peak hours. Many Nozomi trains continue beyond Shin-Osaka along the Sanyo Shinkansen to Hiroshima or Hakata. The Nozomi is one of only a few JR trains that cannot be used with the Japan Rail Pass.


The Hikari is the second fastest train category along the Tokaido Shinkansen, serving a few more stations than the Nozomi. It takes 3 hours to reach Shin-Osaka from Tokyo. There are two departures per hour in each direction, one operating between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka and the other between Tokyo and Okayama on the Sanyo Shinkansen


The Kodama is the slowest train category along the Tokaido Shinkansen, stopping at all stations along the way and therefore takes 4 hours to reach Shin-Osaka from Tokyo. There are usually two departures per hour in each direction, one operating between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka and one between Tokyo and Nagoya. Some trains during rush hours are fully non-reserved.

 
Price:
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Inclusions:
Rail Fare only. 
 
Route Map
 
  • A unique experience of travelling in one of the worlds’ fastest trains. 
  • Cost Effective way of travelling in Japan
  • Can be used as part of the Japan Rail Pass 
  • Fast, Punctual, Comfortable, Spacious and  Efficient
  • Similar to flying within Japan, but with the advantage that you start and end right in the middle of the city