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Tokaido Shinkansen

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Address: Between JR Tokyo Station and JR Shin-osaka Station
Phone Number: +81 800-452-1682
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So smooth! We travelled from Tokyo station to Shin-Osaka station. The trip took exactly 2h 33m. We arranged tickets through our travel agent and they arrived at our hotel 2 days... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Serene H
Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So smooth! We travelled from Tokyo station to Shin-Osaka station. The trip took exactly 2h 33m. We arranged tickets through our travel agent and they arrived at our hotel 2 days before we departed but you can buy them at the station too. Most of the information you need is printed on the ticket - name of the train, departure... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Japan with my family with 3 kids and 4 large luggages. It's a nightmare traveling on Shinkansen this way. To be fair, I think that it's an efficient and cost-saving way if I'm traveling alone with a backpack or a business travel with a cabin luggage. The door is small and walkway narrow and difficult to navigate around.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So speedy and roomy. Travelled from Tokyo to Kyoto and back. If you want views of Mt. Fuji you need to sit on the right hand side of the train leaving Tokyo and left hand returning to Tokyo. Unfortunately, weather often precludes a view. However, scenery is interesting as you pass through small cities, towns and rural areas. I took... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow- these go fast although when you are travelling on one it is very comfortable and troublefree. We had three separate journeys Osaka to Kyoto, Kyoto to Tokyo and Mt Fuji back to Tokyo. All in time all the way. It is only when you see one pass you while you are in the platform that you realise how fast... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Japanese have got their public transport sorted. Clean, efficient, economical and reliable. The topper is that the shinkansen trains are also pretty cool. All the things Australian public transport is not. Maybe one day.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not even that big of a train buff, but thoroughly loved going on the Shinkansen for an hour or so. There's something so very japenese about careening through the countryside at 270 mph, enjoying the views and knowing that you're traveling on what is essentially a commuter train. Gotta love it -- and it's not all that expensive either.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These trains are amazing. If you have a rail pass you can cruise the country in luxury at up to 300kph. Prompt service. Heaps of legroom even for tall westerners and a great view of the countryside. The bonus is they drop you in the centre of town so there is no hassle with airport transfers.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are very clean, efficient and very fast, they are just brilliant. The U.K. could really learn from the bullet train.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow......when you talk about being on time.....this is the Japanese railway system and the BULLET TRAIN. Efficient, clean and prompt , it was a great way to travel and see Japan. The JR pass ( please ensure you purchase it outside Japan as it is not available in Japan and it will cost you a fortune to travel without it!!)... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled from Tokyo to Osaka and return by what the Japanese call the Shinkansen and most visitors call the Bullet Train. Trains run very frequently. Just remember, trains run from Shin-Osaka station, which is on the outskirts of the city. Get the subway to the station, but allow time for misdirection. The Shinkansen runs at up to 320 km... More 

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