Office closure for remote working
Dear Customers,
We would like to announce that our London office is temporarily closing. We will communicate with our customers only via Emails effective as of Saturday 21st March until further notice.

Monday to Friday: 9am to 3pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays: Closed
*Please rest assured, for any Email enquiries received Monday to Friday by 3pm, we will continue to reply the same day as usual.

Basing our response on FCO advice, we will contact all our Japan Package Holiday customers due to travel imminently to advise on your options prior to your departure date.
While we work through this unprecedented situation, we thank you for your continued patience at this difficult time. Please kindly bear with us.
Please stay safe and take care of one another.

With best wishes,
Japan Travel Centre Team

▶︎ JR Pass Cancellation Policy

travel tips

Shinkansen popular destination journey time

tipsShinkansen popular destination journey time:

Currency :  £1 = approx 153 Yen as of SEP2013

Journey Time by
Hikari or Sakura *
Time by
Nozomi or Mizuho*
Distance One-way fare Train frequency for
JR pass holder
Tokyo - Kyoto 2h 41m 2h 18m 513km, 320 miles ¥13,520  (£89) Every 30minutes,
Tokyo - Shin Osaka 2h 53m 2h 33m 552km,
345 miles
Every 30minutes,
Tokyo - Hiroshima 4h 50m 3h 56m 894km,
559 miles
Every 30 minutes,
change at Himeji or Shin-Osaka or Shin-Kobe
Tokyo - Hakata (Fukuoka) 6h 2m 5h 10m 1,174km,
730 miles
Every 30 minutes,
change at Shin-Osaka or Shin-Kobe
Tokyo - Nagasaki 8h 21m 7h 14m 1,328km,
830 miles
Every hour,
change at Shin-Osaka and Hakata
Shin Osaka - Hiroshima 91min 81min 342km,
213 miles
Every 30-60 minutes,
Hiroshima - Nagasaki 3h 20m 3h 12m 434km,
271 miles
Every hour,
change at Hakata
Hakata - Kagoshima Chuo 1h 27m 1h 17m 289km,
180 miles
Every 25 minutes,

* The JAPAN RAIL PASS is not valid for any seats, reserved or non-reserved, on “NOZOMI” and “MIZUHO” trains on the Tokaido, Sanyo and Kyushu Shinkansen lines. If you use a “NOZOMI” or “MIZUHO” train, you must pay the basic fare and the limited express charge, and for a Green Car the Green Car surcharge.