Train Tickets from Tokyo to Nagoya

25 Number
of daily departures
1h35 Shortest
travel duration
$66 Our best
available price
06:16 / 21:04 Earliest / Latest
departure time

More information about your journey to Nagoya!

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Tokyo is the largest city in the world in terms of population, home to nearly 14 million people with an energetic and fun-filled atmosphere to reflect that. Lovers of everything, from Japan's pop culture to food tours, will find a reason to travel to Tokyo. The city was formerly known as Edo until the Meiji Restoration in the mid-1800s, meaning it has a rich history that intertwines with the modern sensibilities that often define the capital. Take a look at the impressive structures of and around Sensoji Temple in the Asakusa district, as well as some luxurious and eccentric shopping in Harajuku, Omotesando, and Aoyama. Tokyo has countless neighborhoods with distinct identities that are ripe for exploring for the day

Nagoya is located a bit further south on Honshu Island, occupying a space between Tokyo and Osaka on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line. With reputable cultural offerings all its own, Nagoya is a city rich with attractions that are both local favorites and also warrant travel from all over Japan. Nagoya Castle was the first castle to be issued as a national treasure of the country, as the city was the base for the Owari branch of the famous Tokugawa Clan. Going beyond the castle, the remnants and influence of this historic clan still run through Nagoya's DNA, with the Tokugawa Art Museum and Tokugawa Park being mainstay attractions.

Another popular Nagoya destination for adults and families alike is the famous Legoland Amusement Park.  Nagoya is also a premier destination for foodies, boasting some of the most unique and delicious cuisines available in the Japanese culinary repertoire, notably red miso, tebasaki (chicken wings), and unagi hitsumabushi.

Be sure to also take advantage of the easy access to southern Gifu Prefecture from Aichi and see the nature-rich environment, which is only a short train ride from Nagoya Station. See both storied history and modern pop culture intertwined in both Tokyo and Nagoya, and travel between the two cities in style and comfort with the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train. 

Note: Nagoya Station is usually not the last stop on this Shinkansen line, which can continue to travel to Shin-Osaka, Kobe, Hiroshima, or even Hakata (Fukuoka). Please be mindful of your stop in order to get off at the right station.

Tickets booked with Japan Experience are issued through an official partnership with JR West, meaning you are dealing directly with the train operator that will take you from Tokyo to Nagoya.

More about the Mount Fuji view seat option

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When taking the train from Tokyo to Nagoya, we highly recommend you book a window seat with a view on Mount Fuji, to get the chance to experience one of Japan's most beautiful landscapes from its modern landmark, the Shinkansen bullet train!

Please note that during peak travel seasons, we may have to change your train to another one up to 15 minutes earlier or later than the original booking to ensure a window seat reservation.

Advantages of taking the train from Tokyo to Nagoya

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Covering the distance of nearly 366km between Tokyo and Nagoya in a little over 1 hour and 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 Tokyo to Nagoya itinerary corresponds to 12kg of CO2 emissions by Shinkansen, compared to 92kg by plane on the same journey. Traveling by train is 8 times more eco-responsible than flying!

How to book your Tokyo to Nagoya train tickets

Pick your time, date, 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.

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More information about Tokyo Station and Nagoya Station

How to get to Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station, the primary Shinkansen train departure point in Tokyo, is situated at the junction of multiple public transit routes in the city's center. Tokyo Station is the stop for several JR lines, including the Chuo, Keiyo, Sobu, and Yamanote Lines. Tokyo Station also acts as the hub for the Marunouchi Metro Line, a number of bus lines, and airport shuttles.

Where to go from Nagoya Station

Nagoya exists at the junction of three different prefectures: the home prefecture of Aichi, at the foot of Gifu, and northeast of Mie Prefecture. Access to each of these prefectures is made easy at Nagoya Station, as are the many sites to see within Nagoya itself. Prominent lines at Nagoya Station include the JR Tokaido Line, the JR Chuo Line that actually extends from Tokyo, and the JR Kansai Line that goes out towards Osaka and Kyoto.

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. 

Read more about the exchange process, conditions, and validity of train tickets below

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 fare. Children under the age of 6 travel for free. This free fare is limited to 2 tickets, meaning any additional child under 6 will then pay the classic child fare.

Where to exchange your train tickets in Japan depending on 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 Tokyo 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 Nagoya, insert the ticket again at the gates upon exiting Nagoya Station, and the city 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.

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 on 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 tickets issued are only valid for the date and time indicated on your booking and are to be used only on the Tokyo to Nagoya route.

Frequently Asked Questions about Train Tickets in Japan