Puratto Kodama is a discount fare only available on the Kodama train on the Tokaido Shinkansen. This ticket must be bought one day before departure at the designated agency. A voucher for a drink valid at JR Central Kiosk outlets or from an on board vendor is attached.
Price comparison from Tokyo to Kyoto each way ( in the normal season ):
Normal fare in an ordinary reserved seat: 13,220 yen
Puratto Kodama ordinary reserved seat: 9,800 yen
Difference: 3,420 yen
Even though it takes another one hour to get to Kyoto from Tokyo on the Kodama compared with the Nozomi and the Hikari, it's a good deal if you can afford time.
-- Normal season one way faretable --
- : Unavailable
-- Peak season one way faretable --
This fare consists only of the combinations of the stations above. If you alight en route using this ticket, you'll be charged the full fare at that station.
Also the ticket is valid only on the designated train.
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1) Westbound Kodama trains available on this fare:
|Kodama train #||Tokyo||Shinagawa||ShinYokohama||Shizuoka||Hamamatsu||Nagoya||Kyoto||ShinOsaka|
|Thereafter the Kodama for Nagoya leaves Tokyo 26 past the hour until 18:26, running in the same manner as #635.|
|Thereafter the Kodama for ShinOsaka leaves Tokyo 56 past the hour until 15:56, running in the same manner as #637.|
2) Eastbound Kodama trains available on this fare:
|Then the Kodama leaves Nagoya 27 past the hour for Tokyo until 20:28, running nearly in the same manner as #636|
|Then the Kodama leaves ShinOsaka 50 past the hour for Tokyo until 18:50, running nearly in the same manner as #638|
3) Where to purchase this ticket:
- JR Central (Tokai) Tours, located in major stations on the Tokaido Shinkansen.
- JTB and JTB Traveland branches in the prefectures below ( There are some exceptions.)
Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Tochigi, Gumma, Ibaragi, Niigata, Yamanashi
Shizuoka, Aichi, Gifu, Mie, Nagano, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui
Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Shiga, Hyogo, Wakayama
JR Tokai Tours at Kyoto Station
JR Central Shinkansen Timetable
Puratto Kodama official site in Japanese