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To Hamamatsu by Shinkansen


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

<A Note Concerning the Tokaido Shinkansen!>
There are some trains that do not stop at Hamamatsu
There are three types of Tokaido Shinkansen trains. There are some trains that do not stop at Hamamatsu, so please be careful when riding.
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.
When you buy a ticket outside of
the JR Ticket Office (Midorin no Madoguchi) ...
Shinkansen tickets can be purchased at a ticket machine or at the JR Ticket Office (Midorin no Madoguchi) .
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."
・ English / Traditional / Simplified / Korean
・ Credit cards are accepted (input of PIN is required)
・ Reserved seats, unreserved seats, ticket coupons, discount tickets, may all be purchased
・ You pick up tickets that were booked online
・ You can buy tickets by searching for departure time.
Most machines are installed at ticket counters and JR Ticket Office (Midorin no Madoguchi) .
※May not be installed in some stations.
Recommended when you want to go around to various places in Japan!
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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From May 2020, extra baggage will need to be pre-booked!
If you want to bring luggage which has a total length, width or height of more than 160cm onto the Shinkansen, you will need to reserve a seat with an extra baggage space in advance. Please keep this in mind when planning to ride the Shinkansen with luggage.
※ 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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