What time is the earliest Shinkansen?

The earliest service from Shin-Osaka Station to Tokyo Station, departs at 06:00 and stops at Kyoto at 06:14, Nagoya at 06:49 and reaches Tokyo Station at 08:23.

Is Shinkansen ticket expensive?

It is rarely worth buying single tickets even if you’re planning to visit just 2 places. The cost of a round-trip from Tokyo to Kyoto costs 26,160 yen by Shinkansen train. This is almost the cost of a 7-day Japan Rail Pass (29,110 yen).

Can I ride Shinkansen without reservation?

You can choose any non-reserved seats at any time during the specified date. The number of unreserved seats is different in each Shinkansen train. So you need to check which number of cars is for unreserved seats in advance. The electric bulletin board at the station shows details.

How much is shinkansen from Tokyo to Osaka?

Shinkansen or bullet train In just 2 hours and 30 minutes, you can get from Tokyo Station to Shin-Osaka Station. A one-way trip costs 13,620 yen (unreserved seat) or 14,650 yen (reserved seat), and is not covered by the JR Pass.

How much does it cost to ride the bullet train?

A premium, same-day nonstop bullet train trip would cost more than $86. But compared with current average prices on high-speed rail systems in Asia and Europe, $86 would be a bargain, equating to about 20 cents a mile or less, the Times review found.

Can you hop on and off Shinkansen?

No, you cannot do this unless you pre-organise it and book the appropriate tickets. Note that Hikone is not even on the Shinkansen line so if you want to visit Hikone you would probably have to switch from the Shinkansen at Maibara and then take a local line train to Hikone.

What happens if you miss Shinkansen?

Re: Shinkansen ticket reservation missed The seat which you have abandoned remains reserved, i.e. no other passenger is allowed to have it, until either the train reaches Kyoto Station or a conductor of your later train checks your Shinkansen reserved-seat ticket and nullify your reservation.