Central Japan

Shinkansen/Train Portal

You can book Shinkansen and limited express train tickets for traveling
to/from Tokyo, Mt. Fuji (Shizuoka), Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka,
Hiroshima, Takayama, Kumano/Ise areas, and more!

About Shinkansen and
Shinkansen Online
  • Tokaido Shinkansen - Don't leave Japan without it.

    If you ever come to Japan, you absolutely must ride the ‘Shinkansen’ (bullet train).
    The Shinkansen is the culmination of Japan’s incredible design skills and technical prowess.

  • Shinkansen Online Reservation

    Book online and get on board the Tokaido Sanyo Kyusu Shinkansen with your mobile. You can change your reservations anytime, free of charge. This service is essential for all travelers to Japan.

  • Shinkansen Travel Packages

    Great value packages for traveling with Shinkansen!
    "Shinkansen + Hotels"
    "Shinkansen + Activity Selections"
    "Shinkansen Day Trip / One-Way Trip"

  • Enjoy Japan with the Japan Rail Pass and the fastest* "Nozomi" train! *The shortest travel time from Tokyo to Kyoto and Osaka in the Tokaido Shinkansen.

    You can board the Nozomi trains with the Japan Rail Pass by purchasing "[ONLY WITH JAPAN RAIL PASS] NOZOMI MIZUHO Ticket" additionally.

Kyoto by Shinkansen
  • Kyoto by Shinkansen

    Kyoto is a special city where ancient history and modern charm coexist.
    With the Shinkansen, you can travel from Tokyo to Kyoto in approximately 130 minutes.

  • 「そうだ 京都、行こう。/“Soda Kyoto, Iko”(Let’s Go to Kyoto)」

    The " Soda Kyoto, Iko." campaign has been produced by JR Central since 1993 to introduce the beauty of Kyoto in each season.
    Along with the TV commercial song "My Favorite Things " (from "The Sound of Music"), it has been loved among Japanese people for a long time.
    You can check the current campaign from the "The Ongoing Campaign" menu. You can also view posters used in past campaigns from the "The Poster Gallery" section.
    We hope you will travel to Kyoto and find your favorite!

Tourist Passes and
other train tickets
  • JR Regional Passes
    for Central Japan Area

    Booking website of JR Regional Passes, with which you can conveniently visit such attractive and world-famous destinations as Shirakawa-go/Takayama/Kanazawa, Alpine-route, Mt. Fuji, and Kumano/Ise areas!

  • Limited express train Reservation Service

    Online reservation service mainly for limitied express trains in Central / West Japan area, including Takayama, Matsumoto, Ise, and many other attractive distinations!

by Tourist Passes
  • Mysterious Kii Peninsula

    The magnificent nature, the pilgrimage routes conveying the deep faith of the people, and the presence of the gods and Buddha....
    What will you encounter in the Kii Peninsula?

  • Kii Peninsula: Opening the Door to Your Japan
    Sacred and Vibrant

    A spirited region with the mysterious Shugendo ascetic at its heart.
    A rich history dating back over a millennia, the area also is home to an array of tourism resources and exciting hands-on experiences unique to the Kii Peninsula.

  • MOUNT FUJI: like you’ve never seen

    The world heritage Mt. Fuji is a sacred and symbolic place in Japan, but it is not enough to just look at it from afar. Feel and experience Mt. Fuji with your all senses.

Video Archive

Shizuoka(Mt. Fuji)

TokaidoSeries (Energize)

TokaidoSeries (Recharge)

TokaidoSeries (Shizuoka)


[ver.POP] AICHI Japan
©Aichi Tourism Bureau

[ver.DEEP] AICHI Japan
©Aichi Tourism Bureau


Feel Gifu : The Heartland of Japan

「Feel Gifu Japan」 〜 Gifu – Historic Towns and World Heritage Sites

「Feel Gifu Japan」 〜 Experience a tradition of the craftsmanship.

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route promotional video JAPAN Spring / Earlysummer Version

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route promotional video JAPAN Spring / Autumn / Earlywinter Version

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route promotional video JAPAN E~SORA (TateyamaPanoramabus)