Here are some points and a few tips to keep in mind when using Hyperdia:
Many trains have specific wagons
with non-numbered seats that don't need a reservation. However, some trains require booking. You will find out by scrolling down the menu in the 'seat fee' column.
The 'sleeper' night trains require an extra couchette fee
. If you don't want to pay it, just uncheck the option in the search details.
Also, be careful when entering the train station's name as entering the city name is not sufficient. For example, the Shinkansen train stations of Osaka and Aomori are called Shin-Osaka
and Shin-Aomori. There is not only one 'Hakone'
train station but several different ones. Therefore, make sure you know which station you need to get off at before using the search engine.
See our Japan train Schedule and price table