To Travel on the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen, Book Tickets Easily with smartEX! (Tokyo Departure Edition)

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Japan's Shinkansen (bullet trains) can get you to your destination safely and quickly. Take the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen to travel from Tokyo in the direction of: Mount Fuji, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima. Once you get your ticket with smartEX, it's easy to reach your destination safely.
Today, I'd like to introduce the convenient smartEX app.

*For more information on discounts you can receive with economical advance-reservation tickets, be sure to read on to the end!

First, Download the Free smartEX App!

This app can handle inquiries in English, so it can be downloaded it from app stores in the USA, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
*We plan to expand this to other countries and regions in the future.

With smartEX, You Can Purchase Tickets Right Away, Even Overseas!

Once you download the app and register, you can book and purchase tickets immediately from anywhere! This is convenient because it lets you check the seating chart while booking seats on the train departing at your desired time. You can book seats for up to 6 people at once.

Make Unlimited Changes to your Reservation at No Extra Charge!

"Uh, oh! We have a sudden change of plans..."
Even in such a situation, you can relax with smartEX because it lets you change your train reservation any number of times! What's more, changes can be made up to 4 minutes prior to the train's departure!
*Depending on the credit card company, money exchange handling charges may apply.
This service cannot be used in conjunction with Japan Rail Pass and some other products.

After Arriving at Tokyo or Shinagawa Station, Look for the "EX" Logo

Once you have reserved your tickets and settled payment with your credit card, it's easy to get your tickets from a ticket vending machine for the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen. Avoid the crowds at station ticket counters! Just look for the "EX" logo!

Take the "NOZOMI" trains from Tokyo to get to Popular Tourist Attractions in Record Time!

After getting your ticket and boarding the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen, you can get to popular tourist attractions in the blink of an eye.
For example, if you're coming to Japan, you don't want to miss seeing Mount Fuji. From Tokyo it's 150 kilometers to Mishima Station, which has good access to Mount Fuji. However, on the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen, you can get there in as little as 40 minutes!
In addition, this app lets you take all the trains on the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen, including the fastest and most frequently running "NOZOMI". Although the distance from Tokyo to Osaka/Kyoto is about 550 kilometers, you can get there in 2 to 2.5 hours. Even at a long distance of about 900 kilometers, it takes only 4 hours to get to Hiroshima from Tokyo!
By reducing your travel time, more time can be spent on sightseeing!

The once-in-a-lifetime view of beautiful Mount Fuji (Mishima Suspension Bridge)
The once-in-a-lifetime view of beautiful Mount Fuji (Mishima Suspension Bridge)

With a safety track record of over 50 years, the spacious Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen trains have transported passengers in security and comfort. For free and easy travel from Tokyo to popular tourist destinations, there's no reason not to use Shinkansen.
By booking your tickets with smartEX, you can enjoy traveling in Japan to the full!

Get Tickets More Cheaply by Booking Advance Reservations with smartEX!

A service called "EX Hayatoku 21" offers discounts on regular reserved "NOZOMI" seats booked up to 21 days in advance. Between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka Stations, you can save about ¥3,500! Regular reserved "NOZOMI" seats can be booked on direct trains departing during the 6am hour or between 11am and 3pm.
Other economical services are offered, such as a discount on tickets booked up to 3 days in advance, called "EX Hayatoku". For groups of 2 or more, the "Hayatoku Family" discount is recommended.
There are restrictions on changes made to these reservations, so be sure to check the Web site below for more details.