Japan Rail Pass and rail travel in Japan complete guide. Let's use the Japan Rail Pass to its maximum!!!
Ganbaro Tohoku

Tokaido Shinkansen image gallery. Check the interior and accommodations.


Original Shinkansen 0 series. It has been already disused.

Original Shinkansen 0 series. It has been already disused.

We cannot think about the travel in Japan without Shinkansen. Especially Tokaido Shinkansen (Tokyo-Shin Osaka) can be used for transfer to Kyoto and Osaka from Tokyo. Most of travellers take this Shinkansen once or more. Probably you want to see the interior of Shinkansen trains. There are several types of trains to be operated on Tokaido Shinkansen. I show you all types of trains of Tokaido Shinkansen trains. And also most of Tokaido Shinkansen trains go through on Sanyo Shinkansen between Shin-Osaka and Hakata. So if you take Sanyo Shinkansen, this post may be useful for you too.

*Sonic Rail Garden has copyright for all images below.


Find your hotels in 500 cities throughout Japan!!! Japanese most popular hotel booking site

300 series

300 series is used for Hikari and Kodama on Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen

300 series is used for Hikari and Kodama on Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen

This is the main stream of trains on Tokaido Shinkansen. This type is used for most of Hikari and Kodama. But gradually this type is taken out of service and newer 700 series is replaced with this series. This is the oldest train on Tokaido Shinkansen now. The newer 700 series or even the newest N700 series are used for some of Hikari. These series give you more comfortable and smooth ride. If you have a lot of time, try to take Hikari by 700 or N700 series.

JR Central and JR West announced this series will be stopped using by spring 2012.

Images

Green seat (Seat pitch 1160mm/Seat configuration 2+2)
Tokaido Shinkansen 300 series Green seat Tokaido Shinkansen 300 series Green seat Tokaido Shinkansen 300 series Green seat Tokaido Shinkansen 300 series Green seat Tokaido Shinkansen 300 series Green seat Tokaido Shinkansen 300 series Green seat Tokaido Shinkansen 300 series Green seat

Ordinary seat (Seat pitch 1040mm/Seat configuration 2+3. Middle seat on 3 is a bit wider than other seats.)
Tokaido Shinkansen 300 series Ordinary seat Tokaido Shinkansen 300 series Ordinary seat Tokaido Shinkansen 300 series Ordinary seat Tokaido Shinkansen 300 series Ordinary seat Tokaido Shinkansen 300 series Ordinary seat

Sanitary space
Tokaido Shinkansen 300 series sanitary space Tokaido Shinkansen 300 series sanitary space Tokaido Shinkansen 300 series sanitary space Tokaido Shinkansen 300 series sanitary space

700 series

700 series is used for Nozomi, Hikari and a few Kodama

700 series is used for Nozomi, Hikari and a few Kodama

This type is used for most of Nozomi that is operated between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka, some of Hikari and a few Kodama that is operated by early morning or late night. This 700 series is replacing with 300 series these days. This will be the main stream of trains on Tokaido Shinkansen instead of 300 series. 700 series is used for Hikari Rail Star that is operated between Shin-Osaka and Hakata. But the exterior and interior are different.

Images

Green seat (Seat pitch 1160mm/Seat configuration 2+2)
Tokaido Shinkansen 700 series Green seat Tokaido Shinkansen 700 series Green seat Tokaido Shinkansen 700 series Green seat Tokaido Shinkansen 700 series Green seat

Ordinary seat (Seat pitch 1040mm/Seat configuration 2+3. Middle seat on 3 is a bit wider than other seats.)
Tokaido Shinkansen 700 series Ordinary seat Tokaido Shinkansen 700 series Ordinary seat Tokaido Shinkansen 700 series Ordinary seat Tokaido Shinkansen 700 series Ordinary seat Tokaido Shinkansen 700 series Ordinary seat Tokaido Shinkansen 700 series Ordinary seat Tokaido Shinkansen 700 series Ordinary seat

Sanitary space
Tokaido Shinkansen 700 series sanitary space Tokaido Shinkansen 700 series sanitary space Tokaido Shinkansen 700 series sanitary space Tokaido Shinkansen 700 series sanitary space
Tokaido Shinkansen 700 series sanitary space Tokaido Shinkansen 700 series sanitary space

N700 series

The newest fleet N700 series gives you the best performance.

The newest fleet N700 series gives you the best performance.

This type is the newest train and the best. This gives you the best comfortability and smooth ride. But this is used mostly for Nozomi that is operated between Tokyo and Hakata. There are a few Hikari and Kodama that are operated by this series. But is is early morning or late night and it is very limited and short distance operation. N700′s Green seat is called “Synchronized comfort seat”. This is the best seat in Shinkansen trains. All Green seat equip a power outlet, and the first row, last row and window side of Ordinary seat have a power outlet too. N700 series is only Shinkansen train that has WiFi access between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka. It is not free. The easiest way to get a connection is buying one day passport from Hot Spot.

The newest train Mizuho and Sakura on Sanyo-Kyushu Shinkansen are operated by same series. But the interior is different. I don’t have any images. But you will find some on the post, Kyushu Shinkansen Mizuho and Sakura.

Images

Green seat (Seat pitch 1160mm/Seat configuration 2+2)
Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series Green seat Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series Green seat Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series Green seat Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series Green seat Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series Green seat Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series Green seat Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series Green seat Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series Green seat Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series Green seat Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series Green seat Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series Green seat Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series Green seat

Ordinary seat (Seat pitch 1040mm/Seat configuration 2+3. Middle seat on 3 is a bit wider than other seats.)
Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series Ordinary seat Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series Ordinary seat Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series Ordinary seat Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series Ordinary seat Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series Ordinary seat

Sanitary space
Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series sanitary space Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series sanitary space Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series sanitary space Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series sanitary space Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series sanitary space Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series sanitary space Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series sanitary space Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series sanitary space Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series sanitary space Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series sanitary space Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series sanitary space Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series sanitary space Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series sanitary space

Smoking space
Smoking is not allowed on the train is operated by N700 series. But there are some smoking area.
Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series smoking space Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series smoking space Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series smoking space Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series smoking space Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series smoking space Tokaido Shinkansen n700 series smoking space


You may also like these posts:




12 Comments to “Tokaido Shinkansen image gallery. Check the interior and accommodations.”

  1. Lino says:

    Dear Takeshi,

    My family and me( with 2 teenage daughter)from Indonesia will have holiday in Japan on dec 11-21 for The first time.
    We are quite often travel without tour guide, but this time going to Japan will BE different because
    Of language/communication challenge.
    I would like your favor to help us through out our itinerary.
    We arrive on dec 11 from KL By airasia at Kansai airport 8:45am, and going back on dec 21 to KL by airasia at Haneda Airport on 23:55pm
    What The best transport from airport to hotel monterey grasmere osaka?
    Our purpose 4 days during in Osaka just for sightseeing, food, entertain, and shopping for sure.
    The places we intend to go are Universal studio, Osaka aquarium, Osaka castle, Shintennoji temple, Umeda Sky building, Osaka castle park, kemasakuranomiya park, Namba, Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi, Umeda, Nipponbashi den-den town, Tenjinbashi suji arcade, Osaka bay are/tempo zan marketplace, Rinku town if possible.
    On dec 15 after lunch plan to depart from hotel monterey grasmere to Shin Osaka and take Shinkansen to Shinagawa and to hotel Kadoya Tokyo.
    Our purpose 7 days during in Tokyo are same.
    The places we intend to go are Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Disney sea, Imperial palace, Tokyo tower&zojoji temple, Hama Rikyu Landscape Garden, Meiji shrine, Asakusa&Sensoji temple, yoyogi park, Ueno park,Yebisu Garden place, Shinjuku Gyoen, Akihabara, Ginza, Marunouchi, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku, Tokyo skytree/Tokyo solamachi, Ikebokuro, Kappabashi street,
    Sugamo, Odaiba, Roppongi hills, Tokyo midtown, Edo Tokyo museum, Yokohama(Chinatown,Yamashita park, Osanbashi pier)
    Please help us to arrange our itinerary so we can get better results with limited of time, also minimum understanding of time consume from place to place, transportation system, language.
    Your help and suggestions are highly appreciated like: Places to go, transportation(train, bus), what kind of pass to buy? Times consume we need and cost of money?
    Sorry if i asked you too much, We are Happy to Hear from you again.

    Thanks,
    Lino

  2. Steve says:

    Hello Takeshi !

    I’ll be in Japan in May month ( of cource, primary purpose of my trip is to travel by Shinkansen and other trains :) ). I want to make some photos in Shinkansen train depots ( locomotive maintenance facility ).
    Can you tell me where the main depots are located ? I hear about Hakata, Settsu (Osaka) and Omya (near Tokyo).

    Have a Nice Day !
    Steve

    • JPRail says:

      Hi Steve,

      There are many Shikansen base in Japan. But most of them is very hard to access without car. I think Hakata is the easiest. Shinkansen train is operated between Hakata and Hakata-Minami near base.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakata-Minami_Line

      I have never been to Shinkansen base by myself. But mostly it is very hard to see Shinkansen train from outside. Sometimes it is open for public. But only JR staff can enter there.

      Torigai base (Settsu) can be seen at the left side after 5 to 10 minutes Shinkansen departs from Shin-Osaka.

      Sorry! That’s all I can say.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JP Rail

  3. constantino says:

    This is my first trip to Japan where part of my travel plans is a bullet train ride from tokyo to kyoto via the nozomi shinagawa lines leaving at 15.37. My question is, how do we get to the station if we are coming from the Ginza area where our tour operator will drop us by before we proceed to our Kyoto trip.

  4. Alan says:

    We are planning to land at Narita on Sunday afternoon June 17 and to fly out on Saturday June 23. We would like to spend most of our time in and around Tokyo, but would like to see Mt. Fuji and Hiroshima. Obviously we need to buy JR 1-week Pass, how much time will we need to visit the other two locations? Please help.

    • JPRail says:

      Hi Alan,
      If you want to just see Mt. Fuji, you can see it from Shinkansen when you go to Hiroshima. But I think you want to see some attraction and scenery. It depends on what you want to do in Mt. Fuji. Please see the following post:
      http://jprail.com/destinations/how-to-use-japan-rail-pass-to-go-to-mt-fuji.html
      When you go to Hiroshima, I recommend you to stay one night there. It takes at least 5 hours to get Hiroshima from Tokyo. It is not realistic to visit there from Tokyo in one day.
      So I think you need to spend one day for Mt. Fuji and another two days for Hiroshima.
      Cheers,
      Takeshi / JP Rail

  5. ernest ho says:

    My arrival time in Narita airport is 15.10.on the 17th Feb. After checking the JR timetable, I do not have too many choices with a JR pass. My only option going to Hiroshima is Hikari 479 then catch the K 769.
    Do you have any other options? Looks like there are only 2 more trains going to Hiroshima from Shinosaka if I missed the K769. Am I right? It seems quite hectic.

    Thanks for checking this out for me.

    Ernest

    • JPRail says:

      Hi Eanest,
      Hikari 479 departs from Tokyo at 16:03. Unfortunately this one does not work for you.
      I estimate your arrival time in Tokyo will be around 17:30. Because you will land Narita at 15:10. It will take at least one hour to go through custom and immigration, and then pick up baggage. It will take another one hour to get Tokyo station by Narita Express. That is the reason why you cannot take Hikari 479.
      So my suggestion is the following:
      Tokyo 18:03 > Hikari 483 > 21:13 Shin Osaka
      Shin Osaka 21:38 Hikari 583 > 23:39 Hiroshima
      These trains are the last train to get Hiroshima from Tokyo. You may be able to get one earlier Hikari that departs from Tokyo at 17:33.
      If you cannot take these trains, you have to pay full fare to get Nozomi. As you know, Nozomi is not covered by JR pass. But it is only way to get Hiroshima on arrival day.
      Good luck!
      Takeshi / JP Rail

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. 6 day trip, JR Pass worth it? Arr KIX Dep NRT - FlyerTalk Forums

Leave a Reply

I always welcome your comment. But before you leave a comment, please remember these following:

  • This is not an official website. This website, JPRail.com is a private website. I don't sell any tickets or passes.
  • I am not a travel agent. Please do not ask me to make an itinerary. I can check your itinerary and give you suggestion. I think making an itinerary is a part of your travel. Please try to make it by yourself. Enjoy! :)
  • If you need access information to your hotel, please don't ask me but ask your hotel.
  • If you are looking for the information about timetable, please refer Japan Railway's timetables.
  • If you are looking for the information about the fare, please refer Fare Calculation.
  • If you are looking for the information about reservation, please refer, How to reserve seat.
  • And you may find the infomation that you need at full index in site map.

If you still have a question, of course I can answer your question.
Please don't ask a question about other than train travel. :)

*If you are the first time vistor, your comment will not be shown before I approve.

Comments links could be nofollow free.

Find your hotels in 500 cities throughout Japan!!!

Tokyo (from US$16)
Kyoto (from US$21)
Osaka (from US$20)

Haneda Airport
Asakusa|Shinjuku
Fukuoka|Sapporo
Mt. Fuji|Takayama
Kanazawa|Hiroshima

And many more hotels in more than 600 cities throughout Japan!

JPRail.com site menu
Ticket Reservation
Timetables
Fare Calculation
Airport Access
Overnight trains
Shinkansen - Bullet train
Express trains
Japan Rail Pass - aka JR Pass
Other rail passes and tickets
Learn about Japan Railways
Destination guide
Sample itineraries
Tips for using JR Pass
News
Train operation status
Seasonal trains schedule
Forum
Ajax spinner

About JP Rail.com

This website is unofficial website about Japan Rail Pass. It explains you how to use Japan Rail Pass and assists you to use Japan Rail Pass to its maximum! And also this site explain about many more rail passes and supports you to enjoy rail trip in Japan.

Read more about JP Rail.com

ACP Rail - Rail Passes Japan

Japan Rail Pass | Kyushu Rail Pass

Custom Search