Tokyo–Osaka Bullet Train Shinkansen Tickets

Overview

Speed between Tokyo and Osaka with reserved Shinkansen bullet train tickets. Book online now to guarantee seats, then collect tickets from our Tokyo office for a super-smooth journey. All our tickets are for the fastest “Nozomi” service, for fewer stops and more adventure!

Highlights

  • Peace of mind – secure tickets before arriving in Japan
  • Ride easy – no queuing to buy on the day of travel
  • No fussing with timetables – we'll arrange seats closest to your preferred time
  • Utmost comfort – choose Green Car seats for Japan’s first-class service
  • Top-speed travel – ride the fastest Nozomi service (not included with the JR Pass)

Important Information

How to Book: 1) Choose your preferred date 2) Choose the option for your direction of travel and preferred seating (reserved seat or Green Car) 3) At the second step of booking, book the add-on for return tickets or delivery within Japan if needed 4) During checkout, tell us your second-choice departure times for peak travel, whether you have oversize baggage,* your preferred return time (if booked), and the address for delivery (if booked) or expected ticket pickup time 5) We secure tickets for a journey within 30 minutes of your chosen time, or in your second-choice time range if seats are sold out 6) Tickets are issued up to 1 month in advance; we confirm your booking when seats are secured, or as a pre-order if you book more than 1 month in advance Delivery Conditions: • If you book the delivery add-on, we will deliver to any address in Japan in about 2–5 business days (up to 1 month before your ticket date) • Delivery usually takes up to 2 business days within Tokyo or 3–5 business days outside Tokyo • Delivery may take longer in case of extreme weather, or delivery to Okinawa or Kyushu • Tickets are sent by recorded mail: someone must sign for them on receipt, and the delivery service requires their contact information as well as full address • Please provide your check-in date for delivery to a hotel, or the homeowner’s full name for delivery to a private residence • Rakuten Travel Experiences is not liable for any missed deliveries Conditions of Use: • See the How it works section for details on ticket pickup and use • Children aged 0–5 ride for free under certain conditions (see How it works for details) • Tickets are not changeable or refundable after booking confirmation

Description

Japan's Shinkansen bullet train network is known around the world for its speed, safety, comfort, efficiency, and punctuality. With Tokyo-to-Osaka bullet train tickets (or Osaka-to-Tokyo bullet train tickets) you’ll enjoy top speeds of around 320 km/h as you cruise along the Tokaido Shinkansen. Designed for long-distance journeys, the Shinkansen eats up the miles for easy inter-city travel across Japan. Whether it’s Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, or Hiroshima — wherever you’re going, the bullet train ensures a quick and comfortable journey like nothing else. If your itinerary covers Tokyo and Osaka, book reserved bullet train tickets now so nothing gets in the way of your perfect Japan adventure! About Fares: • A basic fare ticket is required for all train travel in Japan • Travel on the Shinkansen requires a supplemental super (limited) express ticket • To guarantee your seat, all our options include both the basic fare ticket and a super (limited) express reserved seat ticket • Travel in Green Car (first class) seating requires an additional ticket, included in our Green Car options • Child prices (ages 6–11) are half the price of adults, except for the Green Car ticket • Ages 0–5 may ride for free; see How it works for details Other Notes: • Shin-Osaka Station is the only Shinkansen stop in Osaka; Osaka Station is not on any Shinkansen line, but is just 4 minutes from Shin-Osaka by local train • We will arrange non-smoking seats unless you request otherwise

How it works

Receiving Tickets: • Once your booking is confirmed, if you didn’t book the delivery add-on, collect your tickets from our office opposite Yurakucho Station (2 minutes by train from Tokyo Station): https://rakuten-travelexp.net/yurakucho-office • Please provide the following info when collecting tickets (found in your confirmation email): 1) Your order number 2) Name used for your booking 3) Dates of your tickets • Note there are no QR tickets; you must receive your tickets with magnetic strip to ride the Shinkansen Ticket Use: • Reserved seat tickets guarantee travel on the date, time, and seat printed on the ticket (we will provide a translation) • Your tickets cannot be used if you miss your reserved train, but you may be able to change them for an earlier reservation, depending on availability • With tickets to or from Tokyo, you can board or alight at Tokyo or Shinagawa Station About Infants: • Ages 1–5 may travel for free, but need a child ticket in these cases: 1) When three or more infants accompany one adult or child (tickets are required for the third and any additional infants) 2) When an infant occupies their own reserved seat 3) When an infant travels alone • Babies (age 0) may travel for free, but need a child ticket when occupying their own reserved seat *Baggage with dimensions (height + width + depth) totaling 160 cm–250 cm requires a reservation (at no extra cost), except for strollers, wheelchairs, sports equipment, musical instruments, and leisure equipment. You must pay a 1,000 JPY carry-on fee if you bring oversized baggage without a reservation. Baggage with dimensions totaling more than 250 cm is not allowed onboard.

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