Tokaido Shinkansen

Tokaido Shinkansen, Chiyoda: Address, Tokaido Shinkansen Reviews: 4.5/5

Tokaido Shinkansen
4.5
Rail Services • Public Transportation Systems
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The area
Neighborhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's also a downtown area with shops that were founded over a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza. It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels, world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular with anyone looking for a night out.
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Michael D
Huddersfield, UK73 contributions
Shinkansen journey
Apr 2020
Travelled by coach to mt Fuji spent a couple of hours in awe of this sacred mountain,then a short coach ride to the nearest station ,where we saw several bullet trains speed through,then our train arrived and we set off to Tokyo station,train was so clean,comfortable, and warm,a real unforgettable experience,one of the many highlights of our trip to Japan that we'll never forget.
Written March 18, 2021
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Elisabethmh
Oslo, Norway566 contributions
Quick and comfortable!
Nov 2019
Very convenient, quick and comfortable way to travel. It is 100% precise and departures every 10 minutes. You can buy food and drinks onboards, large legspace and clean toilets. A great experience!
Written September 9, 2020
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Yuki Draws The Things
Adelaide, Australia18 contributions
A good ride
Dec 2019
We got the JR Green Pass, I recommend this for the larger people out there. The seats are very comfortable and the ride was very scenic during the day. The seats in the regular seating area are cramped and you may end up sitting close together with strangers.
Written August 2, 2020
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patrickperbkk
Perth, Australia1,220 contributions
Fast & Furios!
Nov 2019
One of the best train systems in the world, extremely punctual and very fast. The cabin was very clean, the seat was roomy with functionalities including charger.
It's highly recommended to get a JR pass and reserve the seat before travelling.
Written April 5, 2020
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Ian F
12 contributions
Living in the fast lane
Mar 2020
We travelled on the Shinkansen from Osaka to Tokyo. It was a great ride with the scenery whizzing past at a fast pace. The seats were comfortable and the ride was smooth. The shinkansen left Osaka and arrived 2 and one half hours later.She arrived on time. A bit expensive for a ticket and the staff need a little more help with their english and their attitude towards tourists, a bit more patience. Generally speaking I loved it-the streamliness of the train. You can choose whether you want to ride reserved (green seats) or unreserved. I could not see any difference in the carriages nor the seating for the priice difference. It is well worth the money just to say you have ridden on the Shinkansen
Written March 29, 2020
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SteveS1970
Coventry, UK7,030 contributions
The iconic bullet train
Mar 2020
We used this on two separate occasions on our tour, once on our trip to Nagano and then to Kyoto. Very impressive mode of transport, smooth, efficient and very clean. I was amazing to see that they can swivel the seats so that they can have each other if there are a group of you or ask just face forward. It will be interesting to see what happens to this when the new Maglev train comes into action.
Written March 24, 2020
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Gardenerrich
Sandown, UK216 contributions
Super fast way to travel
Mar 2020
Bullet train was fantastic, we never needed to book as the train was near empty due to corona virus.

We were only going to Osaka, so never got the jr pass as was cheaper (£250 return) to just pay.

If you pay you get to go on the nozomi which is the fastest one.

Train is spotless and guards walk up and down regularly, Bowing when leaving compartment.

There’s toilets and a smoking room and you can purchase food and drink.

Loads of leg room and reclining seats.

A real experience when in japan, I would suggest at least trying it for a short ride.
Written March 19, 2020
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KongHans1
Kristiansand, Norway376 contributions
High speed indeed
Mar 2020
A fantastic experience. The train is very accurate on the stations. No need for other transportation for the long hauls. If you look at the landscape near the train, its of no use. Too fast. The staff is something for itself, and bows before entering the compartment, and when they leave. You'd better make a seat reservation in advance.
Written March 14, 2020
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Steve57C
Dudley, UK1,393 contributions
Goes Like A Rocket !!
Mar 2020 • Couples
Super fast, Super Slick sensation.
This train is amazing, plenty of legroom, very comfortable reclining seating and trolly service.
What more could you ask for ?
Written March 4, 2020
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Mark K_ldor
Hungary278 contributions
Best transport ever seen
Mar 2020
Japan should be proud of such top world-class service. Its really like you're sitting in a bullet.
I usually have tight travel plans to this fully was a star collaborator.
Written March 2, 2020
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