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Nagoya to Tokyo on Nozomi Shinkansen 2019/1/27 21:47
Is there a Nozomi service from Nagoya to Tokyo?
Everytime I google this I get Tokyo to Nagoya but not the other way around.
But I didn't want to necessarily assume the service goes the other way as well, or at least actually start from Nagoya.
Looking to travel on the Nozomi particularly as I hear it is the fastest.
Is Nozomi and Shinkansen the same?
Can anyone please provide info or links on this?
Thanks in advance :)
by arnirey  

Re: Nagoya to Tokyo on Nozomi Shinkansen 2019/1/28 07:27
The Nozomi is a little bit faster, but mostly the travel times are shorter because it stops less often than the Hikari. But both are very fast if you just want to experience high speed train travel.

There is a Nozomi running between Nagoya and Tokyo about every 10-15 minutes during much of the day. Check hyperdia.com for exact schedules.
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Re: Nagoya to Tokyo on Nozomi Shinkansen 2019/1/28 08:26
Many thanks me2!
by arnirey rate this post as useful

Re: Nagoya to Tokyo on Nozomi Shinkansen 2019/1/28 10:28
Approximately 10 trains per hour. All shinkansen stop at Nagoya (both directions).
by JapanCustomTours rate this post as useful

Re: Nagoya to Tokyo on Nozomi Shinkansen 2019/1/28 14:19
Note that Nozomi, Hikari and Kodama are the 3 names of train types that are available on the line called Shinkansen. So, they're all Shinkansen trains. I naturally choose to ride the Nozomi whenever I come back to Tokyo area departing from Nagoya. But no Shinkansen trains originate from Nagoya. Trains come from further west and terminate in Tokyo Station. So in peak periods/hours, be sure to reserve your seat if you want to secure one. Unless it's during obon or New Year holidays, you can easily reserve your seat about half an hour before the train leaves Nagoya for Tokyo, if it's just for a few people. By the way, I wonder how you have been Googling.
by Uco rate this post as useful

Re: Nagoya to Tokyo on Nozomi Shinkansen 2019/1/28 15:07
But no Shinkansen trains originate from Nagoya.

Yup, Kodama 680 and 684.
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Re: Nagoya to Tokyo on Nozomi Shinkansen 2019/1/28 17:24
Whoops, now I realize that several do originate from Nagoya, including some early Nozomi. Thank you for correcting me. To compensate for my misinformation, here is the official time table that lasts until the end of February.
https://railway.jr-central.co.jp/jikoku/_pdf/shinkansen_east_bound1811...
by Uco rate this post as useful

Re: Nagoya to Tokyo on Nozomi Shinkansen 2019/1/28 19:16
Oh,my... it seems to have to mention as one of shinkansen fan.

There are many times that the Shinkansen is translated as "bullet train" in English,
but in English we use Japanese "Shinkansen" like "karaoke".
The definition of "bullet train (= high speed rail)" is basically a collective term for trains
that are operating at speeds of over 200km/h, and today, there are many others even in out of Japan.
However, the fastest in the world to success this was Shinkansen in Japan,
which was constructed to fit the last Tokyo Olympic Year in 1964.
The next "TGV (in France)" succeeded this after Japan, 17 years later in 1981.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-speed_rail

Today, there are 9 Shinkansen lines and 18 Shinkansen train names in Japan,
http://www.bullet-train.jp/route_map.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinkansen
"Nozomi" is one of them, however, it can be said that "Shinkansen = Nozomi",
but I have to say that "Shinkansen and Nozomi are NOT always the same as one word".

In addition, the Japanese Shinkansen as word has two meanings,
one is generically named as a high-speed rail track, other one is car type of "high speed train" of JR.
When we use it as track is comparing with "conventional railway line",
it is the same as the difference between "general road" and "expressway" with different speed limits.
It is easy to understand if you studied the meaning kanji(Chinese letters) of Shinkansen,
but it is only meaning "新(shin) is "new" 幹線(kan-sen) is "main line".
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E6%96%B0%E5%B9%B9%E7%B7%9A
And Nozomi means "hope", it name from older school trip train "kibou" that has same meaning based.
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E6%9C%9B%E3%81%BF
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E5%B8%8C%E6%9C%9B
http://www.katomodels.com/product/n/155kei

Finally, about more Nozomi basics and other shinkansen trains.
Nozomi runs mainly on the Tokaido Shinkansen(Tokyo - Nagoya - Kyoto - ShinOsaka) section,
but along with the Sanyo Shinkansen(Shin Osaka - Hiroshima - Hakata) in West Japan
that follows it runs a distance of over 1000km each way everyday.
"Nozomi", "Hikari" and "Kodama" difference in the previous post is the number of "stops",
and furthermore, Nozomi is the least stops = the fastest, (Kodama stops all stations = the slowest)
so only limited express "reserved seat tickets" are bit expensive than others.
Also only Nozomi are using newer type "N700A" series cars than others.
(replacement is not finished from "N700" series, this A means "Advance" in English)
And in 2020, the Newest "N700S" debut, already "test run" started from last June.
(this S means "Supreme" in English)

Anyway, no worry about number of operating and direction, you can watch on YouTube Live.
https://youtu.be/gfAAoolWcic
But this location is nearet end station Tokyo, so not high speed section.
In the morning and evening rush hour will be the most busy.

Also in YouTube a lot of Shinkansen movies uploaded by foreign travelers.
https://youtu.be/Ur4m5Za6_3Y
https://youtu.be/foPu3eXXDzQ
https://youtu.be/lLnMGmVvEXU
https://youtu.be/JF-aKl7_gHg
by Shashotto (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Nagoya to Tokyo on Nozomi Shinkansen 2019/1/29 04:45
I often get the Hikari that originates from Nagoya, arrives Kyoto 7:20 and direct to Hiroshima.
And Nozomi, Hikari and Kodama are Tokaido shinkansen - there are (of course) lots of others like Sakura, Hayabusa and Komachi among others.
But, Nagoya, Kyoto, Shin-Yokohama and Shinagawa are the compulsory intermediate stops for all Tokaido shinkansen services, and some of the Hikari services are almost the same elapsed time as the Nozomi services.
by JapanCustomTours rate this post as useful

Re: Nagoya to Tokyo on Nozomi Shinkansen 2019/1/29 07:46
The Nozomi will most certainly be the fastest choice available and runs, as said above, between Tokyo and Hakata. But if you're travelling on a JR Japan Rail Pass, you're not allowed to ride them.
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