Ground TransportationJR Central launches online booking service for the ‘Golden Route’

Now you can book your bullet train tickets – at bullet speed

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Overseas travellers will be able to purchase tickets for the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen before arriving in Japan.
Overseas travellers will be able to purchase tickets for the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen before arriving in Japan.

TOKYO – The Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) will on March 21 launch an official online reservation service allowing overseas travellers to purchase tickets for the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen (bullet train) before arriving in Japan.

The Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen runs through Japan's ‘golden route’ connecting Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Hakata and other destinations.

Shinkansen tickets may still be purchased at station ticket offices in Japan, but the new service makes it easy to book and buy tickets from countries outside of Japan.

Travellers may also change their booking as many times as they like without additional charge.

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