More chance to get Gran Class on Tohoku Shinkansen on Nov 19, 2011

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Gran Class seat on E5 series (C) Sonic Rail Garden

Glan Class seat on E5 series (C) Sonic Rail Garden

Gran Class ticket on Hayabusa is one of Japan Railway’s ticket that is hardest to get. But JR East will add more E5 series train that equips Gran Class. JR East announced that E5 series is going to be used for Hayate and Yamabiko. They offer Gran Class service on Hayate and Yamabiko too! JR East will start to use E5 series for these following trains on November 19, 2011:

From Tokyo

Hayabusa #1 Tokyo (08:12) – Shin Aomori (11:22)
Hayate #19 Tokyo (08:56) – Shin Aomori (12:33)
Hayabusa #3 Tokyo (9:36) – Shin Aomori (12:46)
Hayate #23 Tokyo (10:56) – Shin Aomori (14:33)
Hayate #111 Tokyo (19:28) – Morioka (22:22)
Hayabusa #405 Tokyo (21:36) – Sendai (23:12)
Yamabuko #223 Tokyo (21:44) – Sendai (23:48)

To Tokyo

Hayabusa #2 Sendai (06:25) – Tokyo (08:00)
Yamabiko #204号 Sendai (06:31) – Tokyo (08:40)
Hayate #102 Morioka (06:03) – Tokyo (08:56)
Hayabusa #4 Shin Aomori (06:10) – Tokyo (09:24)
Hayate #32 Shin Aomori (15:42) – Tokyo (19:08)
Hayate #36 Shin Aomori (17:12) – Tokyo (20:36)
Hayabusa #6 Shin Aomori(18:14) – Tokyo (21:24)

*If you take Gran Class by Japan Rail Pass, Japan Rail Pass cover a basic fare only. You need to pay limited express surcharge and Gran Class seat fare.

Comments

  1. Richard says:

    E5 trains are currently being used for some other services like Nasuno. They have gran class seats but no extra service like the attendant and the meals.
    There is probably some website in Japanese which lists these trains (not all Nasuno services are run by E5’s). But one way is to use hyperdia and see what classes of service are offered. If gran class is available then the train is an E5.

  2. Suwimon Malaiyard says:

    *If I would like to take “Glan Class” on Tohoku Shinkansen in April 2012 from Tokyo to ShinAomori by Japan Rail East Pass, how much I need to pay limited express surcharge and Glan Class seat fare? Could I reserved it while I still stay in my country via internet? How early I can reserved it in advance?

  3. James says:

    I got Granclass ticket finally 😀

    My advice to all is that, look around, if Tokyo to SHin-Aomori is full, try Tokyo to Sendai, then Sendai to Shin Aomori on Green Car or something else!

    Now…I really wish Resort Yamatori reservation can be made online too..

    http://jres.jp/jres/yamadori/unten.html

    James

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