Train Tickets from Hakone (Odawara) to Tokyo

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More information about your journey to Tokyo

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Upon arrival, Tokyo Station serves as the entrance to Japan's bustling capital, a stark contrast to the tranquil atmosphere of Hakone. From the lively and iconic neighborhoods of Shibuya and Shinjuku to the glitz and glamour of Roppongi or Ginza, and even the haven for pop culture enthusiasts, Akihabara, Tokyo offers a myriad of experiences that attract thousands of visitors each year. Amidst the neon lights of Kabukicho and the towering skyscrapers of Tokyo's dynamic downtown districts, you'll also find traditional gardens, historic temples, and shrines that provide moments of serenity, revealing Tokyo's ability to cater to everyone's interests.

Whether you're a fan of pop culture, a food enthusiast, or simply seeking an urban escape, the journey from Hakone to Tokyo by train seamlessly combines modern travel convenience with the timeless charm of Japan's cultural heritage. Moreover, as Tokyo serves as the central hub of Japan's transportation network, it also acts as a gateway to numerous other regional treasures. From the picturesque shores of Chiba Prefecture to the majestic Japanese Alps, the popular day trip destination of Nikko with its breathtaking natural landscapes, or the traditional and preserved Tohoku region, Tokyo opens the door to a world of exploration and discovery.

The Tokaido Shinkansen Line is operated by Japan Railways (JR), the largest rail company in Japan. Bookings with Japan Experience are issued through an official partnership with JR West, meaning you are dealing directly with the train operator taking you from Odawara to Tokyo.

Advantages of taking the train from Hakone to Tokyo

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Covering the distance of around 80km between Hakone and Tokyo in a little over 30 minutes, Shinkansen bullet trains are one of the fastest ways to reach your destination relaxed and worry-free.

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Comfortable seats, plenty of space to relax your legs, regularly cleaned carriages and peace and quiet for a relaxing journey. 

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With hundreds of departures per day and an average delay per train estimated at 24 seconds, the Shinkansen is very reliable. 

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Your Hakone to Tokyo itinerary corresponds to less than 3kg of CO2 emissions by Shinkansen, compared to over 18kg by car on the same journey. Traveling by train is 6 times more eco-responsible than driving!

How to book your Hakone to Tokyo train tickets?

Pick your date, time and seat

You can book up to 9 months prior to your travel date.

Confirm and purchase

Order your train ticket securely online.

Receive your QR code

Get your QR code by email 1 month before departure.

Exchange and enjoy

Follow the instructions received on how to exchange your QR code and enjoy your ride.

More information about Odawara Station and Tokyo Station

How to get to Odawara Station

There are multiple convenient options available to reach Odawara from the different Hakone stations. One of the quickest ways is to board the Odakyu Romancecar, which will transport you from Hakone-Yumoto station to Odawara in just 14 minutes! Alternatively, you can also take buses that can swiftly take you from the central Hakone station. If you happen to be in Gora and want to go to Hakone-Yumoto first, don't worry! Just hop on the Hakone Tozan train, and in approximately 30 minutes, you'll descend from Gora while enjoying the breathtaking scenery along the way. Additionally, if you're coming from a more distant location like the shores of Lake Ashi, you can reach Gora station by taking the Hakone Ropeway from Owakudani or directly from Lake Ashi. This scenic train ride ensures a delightful sightseeing experience.

Where to go from Tokyo Station 

Tokyo Station, situated in the heart of Tokyo, acts as a crucial transportation hub for numerous local public transportation lines. It serves as the primary departure point for Shinkansen trains in Tokyo. Multiple JR lines, such as the Yamanote, Chuo, Keiyo, and Sobu lines, operate at Tokyo Station. Additionally, the Marunouchi subway line, various bus lines, and airport transfer options have stops at this station. With Tokyo Station as your starting point, you can easily explore any destination within the Tokyo Metropolitan Area or seamlessly continue your journey by boarding another Shinkansen train.

Why book your train tickets with Japan Experience?

Official seller

Our train tickets are issued through an official partnership with the National Japan Railways Group (JR).

Secure payment

You're in control! We offer different payment options.

Quality at our core

Our team of passionate individuals based in Japan works with you directly, no intermediary needed.

Customer support

We're here to help, 7/7. And available through all channels.

More information about the exchange process, conditions and validity of train tickets here

How far in advance can I book train tickets?

You can book train tickets in Japan between 9 months prior to your train's departure date and 3 days before departure. 

Is there a special train ticket fare for children?

Yes, there are special fares applicable for children. Ages 12 and up are considered adults, but kids aged from 6 to 11 benefit from a reduced child fare. Children under the age of 6 travel for free. This free fare is limited to 2 bookings, meaning any additional child under 6 will then pay the classic child fare. 

Where to exchange your train tickets in Japan depending on the region?

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In the JR West area (blue), you can exchange your QR code for a physical train ticket at reserved seat ticket machines in stations, or at Midori-no-Madoguchi ticket windows with station staff. In the JR Central area (orange), you can exchange your QR code at reserved seat ticket vending machines at indicated stations. In the JR East area (green), you can exchange your train tickets at Shinkansen stations, major stations in the Tokyo metropolitan area, and Narita Airport stations. 

How to use your train tickets in Japan? 

To use your train tickets once you have exchanged them, simply head to Odawara Station, insert your train ticket into the automatic gates (don't forget to take it back), and head to the right platform to hop on your train. On board the train, find the seat number that is on your ticket if you have a seat reservation, and enjoy the ride! Once you've arrived in Tokyo, insert the ticket again at the gates upon exiting, and Japan's mesmerizing capital is now yours to explore. 

Modification and Cancellation

Order cancellation

Customers have up to 3 working days prior to their departure date to cancel their train ticket orders as long as they have not scanned the corresponding QR code and exchanged for their physical train tickets. A 15% cancellation fee will be charged, and the QR code will be instantly deactivated upon order cancellation. Cancellation of only a portion of the booking is not possible. 

For train ticket orders that have already had the corresponding QR code scanned and where the tickets have been received, or orders in less than 3 working days before departure, orders may be canceled at JR Station offices in the departure city up to 10 minutes before your train departure, where a refund will be issued with a 5%-10% cancellation fee, depending on the station and office. This refund will be made in cash in Japanese yen. 

Cancellation cannot be done at ticket machines. Please note JR Central offices can only cancel routes running through JR Central lines. 

Past the day and time of departure, refunds cannot be issued, regardless if the corresponding QR code has been used or not, and regardless if customers have received their physical tickets or not. Note that however, if you missed the departure train of the time, you can still board the next trains within 1 hour, in non-reserved seats.

These cancellation conditions still apply after one modification, according to the modification conditions below.

Delays of less than two hours are not reimbursed. If the delay prevents you from boarding your next connecting train, you can change at the connecting station office free of charge.

If delayed for more than two hours, express fares and charges will be refunded at all JR stations (excluding handling fees, Green Car fares and Gran Class fares).

If your train is delayed for more than two hours or cancelled due to a natural disaster after your train ticket has been issued, please contact Japan Experience's customer service with a photo of your ticket for a refund.

Order modification 

If you want to modify:

  • Departure time on the same day OR seat for another seat except luggage seat:

Japan Experience can modify one time, free of charge, your booking if the corresponding QR code has not been used AND if it is NOT within 3 working days of the departure date

You will then be sent a new QR code to use at JR stations to exchange for your new tickets.

Otherwise, you will need to go to JR station machines to exchange your QR code to receive your tickets and then change the departure time at the same machine up to 10 minutes prior to your train departure.

You cannot modify the same ticket twice. For the second modification, the order will need to be canceled (check cancellation conditions) and then re-ordered with the new travel information.

  • Departure date, route, seat for luggage seat, number of seats in the booking: 

Japan Experience cannot modify your booking. You will need to go to JR station machines to exchange QR code to receive your tickets and change time at the same machine up to 10 minutes prior to departure. There may be a difference in fare to be paid on the spot.

You cannot modify the same ticket twice. For the second modification, the order will need to be canceled (check cancellation conditions) and then re-ordered with the new travel information. 

  • If you have made a mistake in your departure date or number of seats, you have to make a new booking online. Japan Experience will allow you to cancel your previous order free of charge. Kindly note that modifications for the new issued tickets won't be possible.


All persons above the age of 12, with no restrictions of residence status or nationality, are eligible to purchase individual train tickets (unlike the Japan Rail Pass and some JR regional passes, for example). Japanese individuals as well as foreigners living in Japan can thus purchase train tickets online. Under the age of 12, the aforementioned child fare conditions apply. 

Validity of train tickets

Train passes issued are only valid for the date and time indicated on your booking, and are to be used only on the Hakone to Tokyo (via Odawara) route. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Train Tickets in Japan