Hayatoku

The "Hayatoku" ticket can be used when you make a reservation at least 3 days before your date of travel. It is an economical option for using reserved-seat ordinary cars or Green cars (First class cars) on long-distance "Nozomi". The discount is even greater for weekends and holidays, making this option a great choice for long-distance travel.

"Hayatoku" - Main Points

Available for Purchase

Reserve up to 3 days ahead of your boarding date

You can make a reservation between 1 month (10:00 am) and 3 days (11:30 pm) before the date of boarding.
If your plans change after you've made a reservation, you can switch to a different product free of charge (Payment of difference in price required).
The payment is settled in YEN and foreign transaction fee etc. accompanying this shall be governed by a contract between the Member and his or her credit card company.
Note that each time a change is made we take a new payment for the post-change product, and then refund the cost of the pre-change product. Therefore foreign transaction fee prescribed by the credit card company may be charged each time when making a change.

Applicable trains/Classes of Service

"Nozomi" ordinary car reserved seats and Green cars (First class cars)

Only the reserved trains can be boarded.
This product has limits to the number seats (and some dates are not included).

Number of Persons

You can book for up to 6 adults/children!

You can make reservations from 1 person up to a maximum of 6 all at once.
Option for children also available.

For example, a reserved seat in an ordinary car on a week day costs 14,670 Yen from Tokyo to Okayama; or 16,190 Yen from Tokyo to Hiroshima.

Applicable Sections and Pricing

Click here for all applicable sections.

Please see here concerning the prices for reservations made by September 30.

<Main section prices (weekdays) (adult, one-way)>

Sections Ordinary Car, Reserved Seat Green Car (First Class Car)
Tokyo・Shinagawa

⇔ Okayama

14,670 Yen
(▲2,990 Yen)

20,740 Yen
(▲2,990 Yen)

⇔ Hiroshima

16,190 Yen
(▲3,250 Yen)

22,790 Yen
(▲3,910 Yen)

<Main section prices (weekends and holidays) (adult, one-way)>

Sections Ordinary Car, Reserved Seat Green Car (First Class Car)
Tokyo・Shinagawa

⇔ Okayama

14,260 Yen
(▲3,400 Yen)

19,050 Yen
(▲4,680 Yen)

⇔ Hiroshima

15,790 Yen
(▲3,650 Yen)

20,580 Yen
(▲6,120 Yen)

  • The amount in parentheses shows the difference in price compared to normal fare/rate "Nozomi" charges (regular season).

Terms of Use

Number of Persons

1 - 6 *1

  • Option for children also available.
Period of Use
  • May not be available during peak seasons of the year (holidays in Japan, such as year-end and New Year holidays, Golden Week and Obon).
  • For 2019, it cannnot be used between April 27 (Saturday) - May 6 (Monday), August 10 (Saturday) - August 19 (Monday), December 28 (Saturday) - January 6 (Monday).
Available for Purchase

From 10:00 am one month prior to boarding date, up to 3 days (11:30 pm) before the date of boarding.

Applicable Trains/Classes of Service

"Nozomi" ordinary car reserved seats and Green cars (First class cars)

  • Only the reserved trains can be boarded.*2
  • This product has limits to the number seats (and some dates are not included). *3
Others
  • This option combines the basic fare and limited express tickets and can be used exclusively with the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen lines. If you use conventional lines to/from the station at which you board/disembark the Shinkansen, payment of a separate, conventional line fare is required.
  • If you disembark the train at an intermediate station, the remaining section of your journey becomes invalid and you cannot use the ticket to board again.
  • After you've made a reservation, you can switch to a different product free of charge. *4
  • Cannot be used with other discounts. Transfer discounts are not applicable.
  • When used by a member, the service can be used with an IC card for public transportation. If the IC card has not been registered, the reservation includes more than one person or includes children, or the service is used by a non-member, you can pick up your ticket from a ticket vending machine prior to boarding. Please note that once tickets have been collected, reservations cannot be changed anymore.
  • Valid only for the reserved train and class of service (You cannot use a different class of service on the same train or board a different train, including non-reserved seating). Please note that if you use a different class of service on the same train or board a different train, you will be required to purchase separately the necessary tickets, including the payment of the normal limited express fare and Green car fare, if applicable.
  • The number of seats on each train that can be used with this ticket is limited. Therefore, in some cases you may not be able to make a reservation even if your chosen train shows available seats.
  • If you change your reservation to a train leaving at least three days from then, you fulfill the conditions for the "Hayatoku" ticket and, if sufficient seats are available, can make the change keeping the same ticket type. You can also switch to a different product that is available for purchase at the time of change (though payment of any difference in price will be required). In addition, if you change to a train leaving within two days of changing the reservation, your ticket type will switch to the "smartEX service" (Payment of any difference in price will be required).
    If you reduce the number of persons on your reservation, a refund fee of 320 Yen per person will be applied.
    The payment is settled in YEN and foreign transaction fee etc. accompanying this shall be governed by a contract between the Member and his or her credit card company.
    Note that each time a change is made we take a new payment for the post-change product, and then refund the cost of the pre-change product. Therefore foreign transaction fee prescribed by the credit card company may be charged each time when making a change.