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Hayatoku-Family KODAMA

The "Hayatoku-Family KODAMA" ticket can be used when you make a reservation at least 3 days before your date of travel. It is the most economical smartEX product for using reserved-seat ordinary cars or Green cars (First class cars) on "Kodama" trains. This option can be used with 2 or more persons and for children as well, making it a great choice for traveling with friends and family.

! 【October 2019】
Notice Concerning
the Consumption Tax Hike

The prices shown on this page are the prices for reservations made by September 30.
The new price will apply to the reservation made on or after October 1.
Please see here for more information.

"Hayatoku-Family KODAMA" - 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

"Kodama" - Odinary Car, Reserved seat; Green car (First class car)

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 use this product for adults and children for a minimum of 2 passengers.

You can make reservations from 2 passengers up to a maximum of 6 all at once.
Option for children also available.

For example, ordinary car reserved seat tickets from Tokyo to Nagoya are available for 7,900 Yen and from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka for 9,900 Yen.

Applicable Sections and Pricing

(One-way trip per adult)

Sections Ordinary Car, Reserved Seat Green Car (First class car)
Adult Child Adult Child
Tokyo・Shinagawa

⇔ Nagoya

7,900 Yen
(▲2,980 Yen)

3,950 Yen
(▲1,490 Yen)

8,900 Yen
(▲5,570 Yen)

4,950 Yen
(▲4,340 Yen)

⇔ Kyoto

9,800 Yen
(▲3,800 Yen)

4,890 Yen
(▲1,900 Yen)

10,800 Yen
(▲7,580 Yen)

5,890 Yen
(▲5,940 Yen)

⇔ Shin-Osaka

9,900 Yen
(▲4,240 Yen)

4,950 Yen
(▲2,110 Yen)

10,900 Yen
(▲8,020 Yen)

5,950 Yen
(▲6,150 Yen)

Shin-Yokohama

⇔ Nagoya

7,800 Yen
(▲2,440 Yen)

3,900 Yen
(▲1,220 Yen)

8,800 Yen
(▲5,030 Yen)

4,900 Yen
(▲4,070 Yen)

⇔ Kyoto

9,700 Yen
(▲3,240 Yen)

4,850 Yen
(▲1,620 Yen)

10,700 Yen
(▲7,020 Yen)

5,850 Yen
(▲5,660 Yen)

⇔ Shin-Osaka

9,800 Yen
(▲4,010 Yen)

4,890 Yen
(▲2,010 Yen)

10,800 Yen
(▲7,790 Yen)

5,890 Yen
(▲6,050 Yen)

Nagoya

⇔ Kyoto

4,100 Yen
(▲1,490 Yen)

2,050 Yen
(▲740 Yen)

5,200 Yen
(▲2,620 Yen)

3,150 Yen
(▲2,130 Yen)

⇔ Shin-Osaka

4,200 Yen
(▲2,150 Yen)

2,100 Yen
(▲1,070 Yen)

5,900 Yen
(▲2,680 Yen)

3,800 Yen
(▲1,860 Yen)

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

Terms of Use

Number of Persons

2 - 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

Kodama ordinary car reserved seats and Green cars (First class cars)

  • The product will be displayed if you check "Search only for Hikari/Sakura/Kodama trains."
  • 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 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.
  • Please pick up your ticket from a ticket vending machine, etc. 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 normal limited express fare and Green car charge, 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 before picking up your ticket, and are changing it to a train leaving at least three days from then, you fulfill the conditions for the "Hayatoku-Family KODAMA" 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 310 Yen per person will be applied. If the number of persons is reduced to one, you cannot use the "Hayatoku-Family KODAMA" ticket anymore, and your ticket type will change to the "smartEX service" (Payment of any difference in price will be 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.