A gastronomic journey along the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen line
The route traced by the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen offers countless local gourmet options, including more remote areas as well as cities such as Kyoto and Osaka.
For example, you can get to Atami or Shizuoka from Tokyo in under an hour on the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen, so that you can try fresh fish from Suruga Bay or sample renowned local dried fish dishes. By transferring onto a regular railway line, you can easily get to port towns such as Numazu or Shimizu, giving you the chance to enjoy a rich variety of fresh sushi and other seafood at cheaper prices than in Tokyo.
A top tip at Hamamatsu Station is Hamamatsu Gyoza, which has recently won the grand prize in a contest to find the best gyoza*. You may want to sample it along with your visit to the famous Lake Hamana. At Nagoya station meanwhile, you can sample local specialties such as miso katsu (miso pork cutlet) or hitsumabushi (eel and rice). *Gyoza are dumplings made by cooking ground meat and chopped vegetables inside skins made from flour.
Make the most of the handy new Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen app!
If you want to explore local gourmet treats, you’ve got to make the most of the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen line. Combining frequency, capacity, speed and punctuality, you can use the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen no matter where or when you are traveling, from short day trips to longer journeys.
Did you know there is now a handy Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen Reservation App so that you can easily buy tickets for the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen?
The app enables you to buy tickets for the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen in advance using a smartphone, and is even available overseas. With the option to book reserved seats and exclusive Green Cars, you can make a reservation any time you like! (*Reservations cannot be made via the app in combination with a Japan Rail Pass.) You don’t even need to worry if you are running late! Reservations can be changed any number of times, up to four minutes prior to departure. From collecting tickets to boarding your train, making and changing reservations via the smartphone app will make your journey even smoother.
Head out on your own gourmet journey, thanks to the convenience of the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen!