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Japan Railway Launches Shinkansen Reservation App for Foreign Traveler

| News, Transportation News, Travel and Tourism News | 11/06/2017

JR Central - Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen Reservation App

JR Central Announces “Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen Reservation App”

Date: Nov 6, 2017
Source: Central Japan Railway Company

Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) and West Japan Railway Company (JR West) have released a new free smartphone app, the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen Reservation App, through which users may purchase tickets for the Tokaido Sanyo bullet train line, Japan’s main artery connecting Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Hakata and other destinations.

For travelers and business people visiting Japan, the Shinkansen offers high speed and convenience. Trains run frequently and on time. Seating is readily available, and travel is comfortable, safe and enjoyable. The Shinkansen is an efficient and reliable choice for long distances as well as short day trips.

This app allows you to enjoy your travels in Japan

The Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen runs between Japan’s main artery connecting Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Hakata and more!

Of course, Shinkansen tickets may be purchased at station ticket offices in Japan. But this new app makes it easy and simple to book and buy tickets from countries outside Japan. Moreover, you may change your booking as many times as you like without any additional charge. This app is a must-have for anyone doing business or traveling in Japan.
*Service available in English.

What you can do with this app

  • Get your tickets for the Shinkansen
    You can use your smart phone and credit card to quicly and easily book seats and purchase Shinkansen tickets!
    ・Beginning one month prior to departure
    ・Both inside and outside of Japan
    ・For up to 6 people at once

  • Change reservations as many times as you like
    ・Without additional charge
    ・Up to 4 minutes before departure

  • Picking up tickets is also easy
    You can use the credit card that you paid with to collect your tickets easily and quickly at ticket machines in Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen stations.

Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen Reservation App


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