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Which Tokyo station does the Shinkansen travel from?

insomniac
insomniac
almost 6 years ago
18 responses

Hello,

I've been using Hyperdia to plot our itinierary, but I haven't been able to figure out which Tokyo station the Shinkansen travels from? Is it Shinjuku or Tokyo Station?

We'll be travelling on the:
- Shinkansen Asama - Shinkansen Hikari - Shinkansen Kodama

Thank you.

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mari
1951 posts
almost 6 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

The 2 shinkansen terminals in Tokyo are at "Tokyo" and "Shinagawa" stations. There is no shinkansen terminal at Shinjuku station.

Tokyo station is the main shinkansen terminal, and connects the Tōkaidō (Osaka), Tōhoku (Shin-Aomori), Jōetsu(Niigata) and Nagano Shinkansen bullet train lines. The Hikari and Kodama bullet trains run on the Tōkaidō line from here. The Asama bullet train runs on the Nagano shinkansen line and also departs from here.

Shinagawa station connects to the Tōkaidō shinkansen, and is a stop before Tokyo station.

Hope this helps!

insomniac
insomniac
18 posts
almost 6 years ago

Hello Mari,

Thank you so much for the information, that's great information. We've also finalised our itinerary, so thank you for all your help.

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mari
1951 posts
almost 6 years ago
Expert button 2

Not a problem - that's great news!

Have a good trip!

Toraneko
Toraneko
1318 posts
over 2 years ago

It's very easy to plot routes - Hyperdia will easily tell you the best way - if you out in Shinjuku it won't show any bullet train departure, but direct you where you'd need to go.

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