Tohoku Shinkansen Hayabusa can be booked online.

The newest train on Tohoku Shikansen E5 series (C) sukhoi37
The newest train on Tohoku Shikansen E5 series (C) sukhoi37

On Feb 5, 2011, the first Hayabusa was on sale. But the first Hayabusa train to Shin-Aomori from Tokyo was sold out in ONLY 40 seconds!!! The fisrt Hayabusa from Shin-Aomori to Tokyo was sold out in one hour and 30 minutes. I don’t talk about only Gran Class, but any class on Hayabusa. I expected it would be popular. But this is more than what I expected.

I tried to access online site, and check the possibility for the booking of Hayabusa. I made it. Yes, we can.

If you want to book online, access to JR East Shinkanse reservation. You have to be a member. You need to have a credit card to guarantee the booking (not for payment).

Oops!

I read most of the major Japanese news paper. They said Hayabusa was sold out on Mar 5, 2011. But I could book it. I could make a reservation for even Gran Class. I did not click “Submit” on the last page. So I don’t know that the reservation would be completed or not.

Anyway you can make a reservation before you depart from your country. If you want to take Hayabusa, I strongly recommend to book in advance.

24 thoughts on “Tohoku Shinkansen Hayabusa can be booked online.”

  1. Dear takeshi,

    I’ll be riding the hayabusa next month from tokyo to shin hakodate hakuto and vice versa. I’m curious which seat would have the best scenery view (right or left side) as it will be a long ride. I’ll be using a JR pass, and plan to book a seat online and collect it when i’m in japan. Is there any fees i need to pay if i make an online seat reservation?

    Thank you 🙂

    1. Hi KD,

      Actually this Shinkansen line does not offer a good scenery. It runs on the shortest route. And in most part of the trip are in the tunnel.
      You can book online without any extra charge.

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JPRail.com

      1. Good to know i can reserve a seat online without any charges. But I didnt expect it to be mostly in a tunnel. Hahaha.

        Have a good day ahead Takeshi and thank you!
        Regards
        Kd

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