Our opening hours during Bank Holiday:
24 AUG(Sat): 10am – 5pm
25 AUG(Sun) & 26AUG (Mon): closed
27 AUG(Tue): 09am – 6pm

* All Japan Rail Passes orders received after 23AUG 1pm will be dispatched on 27AUG, for JRPass collection will be ready after 2pm 27AUG.
* We will accommodate urgent orders during opening hours, for an extra fee.
Please come and order from our Holborn office.

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.