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What is The Shinkansen Tour?

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"The Shinkansen Tour" is a travel package for visitors to Japan, developed as a joint project between JTB, Japan's leading travel agency, and JR Central that operates the "Tokaido Shinkansen" has Japan's leading railway. This travel package offers good value with access to the Tokaido Shinkansen, concentrating much thought so as to enable visitors to enjoy their stay in Japan. Make your trip to Japan a memorable experience with The Shinkansen Tour.

About the Tokaido Shinkansen

Shinkansen Tour

The Tokaido Shinkansen (Bullet Train) is the highspeed link between Japan's three major cities (Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka).

Speeding along a maximum of 270 km/h, the trains travel the 560 km between Tokyo and Osaka in as little as 2 hours 30 minutes. The trip is made even more convenient, enjoyable and comfortable by the advanced, aerodynamic design of the trains and attentive service offered by railway staff.

The "Tokaido" artery links Tokyo, Japan's capital, located on the eastern edge and "Osaka", a commercial city, located on the western edge. Between these two destinations lie the ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara, with their strong preservation of Japanese culture, and "Nagoya" a city long known for its industrial activities. In other words, the "Tokaido" is the historical, cultural, industrial, and hub of Japan, which makes the "Tokaido Shinkansen" operated by JR "Bullet Train" that links Japan's past and present.

What is the difference between Hikari and Nozomi shinkansen?

The Nozomi makes fewer stops than the Hikari and, as such, the time required to travel between Tokyo and Osaka is reduced by 30 minutes. For those of you who want to reduce travel time and experience the true speed of the shinkansen, the Nozomi receives our recommendation! For those of you who would like to make a saving on the train fare and don’t mind the extra travel time, the Hikari is for you!

How to read the information on the tickets?

Please confirm the information on your tickets before the start of your railway travel!

How to use the train?

When entering or leaving the station, if the reverse side of your ticket is black, please insert it into the slot of the Automatic Ticket Gate. If not, please show it to station staff at the Ticket Gate.

Shinkansen Tour [JAPANiCAN Special!]
Good value for the Visitors to Japan. Travel by Tokaido Shinkansen!

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