51 cabins for families will be available in Golden Week 2019.

This article was written about 8 months ago.
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JR Central announced “Family Cabins” (ファミリー車両) will be available in Nozomi trains again during coming Golden Week holidays. Those are special cabins for families traveling with children under primary school age by Tokaido Shinkansen trains in such busiest periods. Families can be on board with crying and screaming little babies without hesitation. That may be a great option for family travelers.

This season’s Family Cabins are available in 51 trains for 12 days from April 26 to May 7.

The elevators to go with buggies and large baggage are located on the platforms as follows.

  • Tokyo: near Car No. 7
  • Shinagawa: near Car No. 2
  • Shin-Yokohama: near Car No. 11
  • Nagoya: near Car No. 9
  • Kyoto: near Car No. 11 on outbound tracks and Car No. 8 on inbound tracks
  • Shin-Osaka: near Car No. 10 – 12

Overview of “Family Cabin”

Name of the wares:
Family Cabin (ファミリー車両)
Contents of wares:
Special cabins for passengers with children in Nozomi trains between tokyo and Shin-Osaka
Travel dates:
Fri, April 26, 2019 – Tue, May 7
Period of selling:
until four days before the travel date
Major available sectors and prices (e.g.)
Tokyo, Shinagawa – Nagoya [one-way] JPY 10,600 – 11,000 for an adult and JPY 4,900 – 5,100 for a child
Tokyo, Shinagawa – Shin-Osaka [one-way] JPY 14,000 – 14,400 for an adult and JPY 6,200 – 6,500 for a child
Nagoya – Shin-Osaka [one-way] JPY 6,300 for an adult and JPY 3,200 for a child
Schedules and dates:
[from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka]
  • April 26, Nozomi 331(Tokyo 11:20 → Shin-Osaka 13:50)
  • April 27, Nozomi 385(Tokyo 15:53 → Shin-Osaka 18:30), Nozomi 389(Tokyo 16:23 → Shin-Osaka 18:56)
  • April 28, Nozomi 343(Tokyo 12:20 → Shin-Osaka 14:50), Nozomi 349(Tokyo 12:47 → Shin-Osaka 15:20), Nozomi 355(Tokyo 13:20 → Shin-Osaka 15:50)
  • April 29, Nozomi 331(Tokyo 11:20 → Shin-Osaka 13:50), Nozomi 343(Tokyo 12:20 → Shin-Osaka 14:50)
  • April 30, Nozomi 331(Tokyo 11:20 → Shin-Osaka 13:50), Nozomi 343(Tokyo 12:20 → Shin-Osaka 14:50)
  • May 01, Nozomi 223(Tokyo 10:20 → Shin-Osaka 12:50), Nozomi 355(Tokyo 13:20 → Shin-Osaka 15:50)
  • May 02, Nozomi 223(Tokyo 10:20 → Shin-Osaka 12:50), Nozomi 355(Tokyo 13:20 → Shin-Osaka 15:50)
  • May 03, Nozomi 223(Tokyo 10:20 → Shin-Osaka 12:50), Nozomi 355(Tokyo 13:20 → Shin-Osaka 15:50)
  • May 04, Nozomi 217(Tokyo 09:20 → Shin-Osaka 11:50), Nozomi 223(Tokyo 10:20 → Shin-Osaka 12:500)
  • May 05, Nozomi 223(Tokyo 10:20 → Shin-Osaka 12:50), Nozomi 343(Tokyo 12:20 → Shin-Osaka 14:50), Nozomi 355(Tokyo 13:20 → Shin-Osaka 15:50)
  • May 06, Nozomi 213(Tokyo 09:00 → Shin-Osaka 11:33), Nozomi 223(Tokyo 10:20 → Shin-Osaka 12:50), Nozomi 331(Tokyo 11:20 → Shin-Osaka 13:50)
  • May 07, Nozomi 331(Tokyo 11:20 → Shin-Osaka 13:50)
[from Shin-Osaka to Tokyo]
  • April 26, Nozomi 330(Shin-Osaka 10:56 → Tokyo 13:30)
  • April 27, Nozomi 344(Shin-Osaka 12:10 → Tokyo 14:43), Nozomi 352(Shin-Osaka 12:46 → Tokyo 15:20), Nozomi 366(Shin-Osaka 14:10 → Tokyo 16:43)
  • April 28, Nozomi 332(Shin-Osaka 11:10 → Tokyo 13:43), Nozomi 354(Shin-Osaka 12:56 → Tokyo 15:30), Nozomi 364(Shin-Osaka 13:56 → Tokyo 16:30)
  • April 29, Nozomi 218(Shin-Osaka 09:10 → Tokyo 11:43), Nozomi 366(Shin-Osaka 14:10 → Tokyo 16:43)
  • April 30, Nozomi 320(Shin-Osaka 09:56 → Tokyo 12:30), Nozomi 364(Shin-Osaka 13:56 → Tokyo 16:30)
  • May 01, Nozomi 218(Shin-Osaka 09:10 → Tokyo 11:43), Nozomi 220(Shin-Osaka 10:10 → Tokyo 12:43)
  • May 02, Nozomi 218(Shin-Osaka 09:10 → Tokyo 11:43), Nozomi 220(Shin-Osaka 10:10 → Tokyo 12:43)
  • May 03, Nozomi 220(Shin-Osaka 10:10 → Tokyo 12:43), Nozomi 364(Shin-Osaka 13:56 → Tokyo 16:30)
  • May 04, Nozomi 220(Shin-Osaka 10:10 → Tokyo 12:43), Nozomi 344(Shin-Osaka 12:10 → Tokyo 14:43)
  • May 05, Nozomi 218(Shin-Osaka 09:10 → Tokyo 11:43), Nozomi 220(Shin-Osaka 10:10 → Tokyo 12:43), Nozomi 328(Shin-Osaka 10:46 → Tokyo 13:20)
  • May 06, Nozomi 302(Shin-Osaka 07:46 → Tokyo 10:20), Nozomi 216(Shin-Osaka 08:20 → Tokyo 10:53), Nozomi 218(Shin-Osaka 09:10 → Tokyo 11:43)
  • May 07, Nozomi 312(Shin-Osaka 08:56 → Tokyo 11:30)
Terms of use:
For passengers with one or more children of primary schooler or younger.
Purchasable at:
JR Tokai Tours branches around Tokyo, Nagoya and Kansai area and an telephone shopping desk (ぷらっと旅・コールセンター)
* This ware is not purchasable at any JR ticket offices in stations.
Remarks:
Prices vary according to travel dates.
One extra seat will be assigned by a group, excluding infants aged zero.
Because extra seat will be assigned to a young children (1-5 y/o), the child fare applies to him/her. So the tickets cost much more than the regular case if the passengers are traveling with young children. Babies (under 1 y/o) are free of charge, but they don’t have their own seats.