As mentioned in this article, the onboard wagon sales on all cars of the Tokaido Shinkansen "Nozomi" and "Hikari" services will come to an end on October 31, 2023. But don't worry, because starting from November 1, 2023, a brand-new mobile order service exclusively for the Green Car will be launched.
The introduction of this mobile order service is set to bring more convenience to passengers while addressing future labor shortages within Japan Railways. Here's how it works:
The ordering process uses QR codes and follows these steps.
The menu will offer a selection of items similar to what you've found in the previous onboard wagon sales, including:
Payment can be made in cash or via electronic money (e.g. SUICA, PASMO) when the attendant delivers your order. You'll receive a receipt to complete the transaction.
This new mobile order service allows you to take your time and make selections at your convenience, all on your personal mobile device. Say goodbye to waiting for the wagon to come around or struggling to choose items when you're thirsty.
It's a more convenient and efficient way to enjoy the journey.
In addition to the mobile order service, the Green Car will also introduce a support call service. Passengers can use QR codes to call a train attendant for questions or assistance regarding onboard facilities, tickets, connections, or any concerns.
Furthermore, the multipurpose room in car 11, suitable for activities like nursing, will also feature a QR code.
This service is available to passengers in the regular cars, allowing them to call an attendant from the multipurpose room in case assistance is required promptly.
This exciting development brings an even higher level of convenience to your Shinkansen travel experience.
Stay tuned for these new services and enjoy a more comfortable journey on the Green Car.
Regular seats used on Reserved cars and Unreserved cars of Shinkansen. Consider it as "economy class" seat.
Better seats with more space than ordinary seats. All Green Seats are reserved only. Consider it as "business class" seats.
Your seat is reserved and secured when you book your tickets. Head to the station with a peace of mind.
Seats are the same as Ordinary Seat.
Better seats and free blankets. Popular among Japanese business persons, executives and people who
Know as "First Class" of Shinkansen seats. Only available on Hokuriku and Tohoku Shinkansen lines.
You can take any open seats in unreserved cars of any train on the departure date. (No departure time will be indicated on your tickets.)
The best seat type if your priority is the cost and are traveling during less-crowded season/time.
For further information and photos, please visit official page at http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/ticket/types.html