Each area of Japan has different types of Shinkansen. The one that stops in Hamamatsu is the Tokaido Shinkansen. When traveling from Osaka / Kyoto, board one bound for Tokyo / Mishima / Shizuoka, and when traveling from Tokyo, board one bound for Nagoya / Shin-Osaka / Okayama / Hiroshima / Hamamatsu
|Kodama||Always stops at Hamamatsu. Take this train if you are concerned.|
|Hikari||A faster train ride than Kodama, but there are also some trains that do not stop in Hamamatsu. Please make sure to confirm in advance before boarding.|
|Nozomi||Please refrain from boarding this train, as it never stops in Hamamatsu.|
The staff at the ticket counter will be happy to assist you, and can offer a sense of security when paying with a credit card. However, some stations have long lines and lack staff who speak foreign languages.
We recommend purchasing from the following ticket machines when there isn't much of a wait.
① When getting on from Osaka <Green ticket machine>
② When getting on from Tokyo <Reserved seat vending machine *>
※ You can also purchase non-reserved seats at "Reserved Seat Vending Machines."
This is a very affordable pass that allows unlimited use of public transportation including the Shinkansen. (Please not that it cannot be used for some Shinkansen.)
To obtain a Japan Rail Pass, you must purchase a voucher at a designated sales office in your country prior to arriving in Japan, and then exchange the voucher for the pass once in Japan.
※You can also redeem your voucher and receive a Rail Pass at Narita Airport Station, Haneda Airport Station, Shinagawa Station, Tokyo Station, Hamamatsu Station, Shin-Osaka Station, and Kansai International Airport Station.
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※ If you bring extra large baggage onto the train without a prior reservation, a fee of 1,000 yen will be required. Also, the luggage will be moved to a place designated by the crew.
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