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Cost of Living and Price Reports from Tokyo, Japan. You can download the Excel list of items+prices I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

How to use Tohoku, Joetsu, Nagano Shinkansen (Bullet train) fare calculator

2015 May updated.

You can calculate fare of the above 3 Shinkansens at JR Fare & Charge Search. There is the official site of the railway company which runs Shinkansen.

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For short-stay foreign visitors, JR Rail Pass is the first choice to use Shinkansen with reasonable cost. 

To use this calculator, at first, you should know which "Line" reaches your destination.

There are 9 Shinkansen-related options in "Line" pull down menu;

  1. Tohoku Shinkansen (Hayabusa trains)
  2. Tohoku Shinkansen (Hayate and Yamabiko and Nasuno trains)
  3. Tohoku - Akita Shinkansen (Super Komachi trains)
  4. Tohoku - Akita Shinkansen
  5. Tohoku - Yamagata Shinkansen
  6. Joetsu Shinkansen
  7. Hokuriku Shinkansen
  8. Tokaido Shinkansen (Hikari and Kodama trains)
  9. Tokaido Shinkansen (Nozomi trains)

Tohoku Shinkansen (Hayabusa "Falcon" trains) goes to the following stations;

  • Tokyo
  • Ueno
  • Omiya
  • Sendai
  • Ichinoseki
  • Morioka
  • Iwate-Numakunai
  • Ninohe
  • Hachinohe
  • Shichinohe-Towada
  • Shin-Aomori

Tohoku Shinkansen (Hayate "Fast Wind" and Yamabiko "Echo"  and Nasuno trains) goes to the following stations;

  • Tokyo
  • Ueno
  • Omiya
  • Oyama
  • Utsunomiya
  • Nasushiobara
  • Shin-Shirakawa
  • Koriyama
  • Fukushima
  • Shiroishi-Zao
  • Sendai
  • Furukawa
  • Kurikoma-Kogen
  • Ichinoseki
  • Mizusawa-Esashi
  • Kitakami
  • Shin-Hanamaki
  • Morioka
  • Iwate-Numakunai
  • Ninohe
  • Hachinohe
  • Shichinohe-Towada
  • Shin-Aomori

Tohoku - Akita Shinkansen (Super Komachi "Beatiful girl" trains) goes to the following stations; 

  • Tokyo
  • Ueno
  • Omiya
  • Sendai
  • Ichinoseki
  • Morioka
  • Shizukuishi
  • Tazawako
  • Kakunodate
  • Omagari
  • Akita

Tohoku - Akita Shinkansen goes to the following stations;

  • Tokyo
  • Ueno
  • Omiya
  • Oyama
  • Utsunomiya
  • Nasushiobara
  • Shin-Shirakawa
  • Koriyama
  • Fukushima
  • Shiroishi-Zao
  • Sendai
  • Furukawa
  • Kurikoma-Kogen
  • Ichinoseki
  • Mizusawa-Esashi
  • Kitakami
  • Shin-Hanamaki
  • Morioka
  • Shizukuishi
  • Tazawako
  • Kakunodate
  • Omagari
  • Akita

Tohoku - Yamagata Shinkansen goes to the following stations;

  • Tokyo
  • Ueno
  • Omiya
  • Oyama
  • Utsunomiya
  • Nasushiobara
  • Shin-Shirakawa
  • Koriyama
  • Fukushima
  • Yonezawa
  • Takahata
  • Akayu
  • Kaminoyama-Onsen
  • Yamagata
  • Tendo
  • Sakurambo-Higashine
  • Murayama
  • Oishida
  • Shinjo

Joetsu Shinkansen goes to the following stations;

  • Tokyo
  • Ueno
  • Omiya
  • Kumagaya
  • Honjowaseda
  • Takasaki
  • Jomo-Kogen
  • Echigo-Yuzawa
  • Urasa
  • Nagaoka
  • Tsubame-Sanjo
  • Niigata

Hokuriku Shinkansen goes to the following stations;

  • Tokyo
  • Ueno
  • Omiya
  • Kumagaya
  • Honjowaseda
  • Takasaki
  • Annaka-Haruna
  • Karuizawa
  • Sakudaira
  • Ueda
  • Nagano
  • Iiyama
  • Jōetsumyōkō
  • Itoigawa
  • Kurobe-Unazukionsen
  • Toyama
  • Shin-Takaoka
  • Kanazawa

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If you want to go Sendai from Tokyo;

Choose Line, in this case it will be Tohoku Shinkansen Hayate

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Choose Tokyo in Departs option

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Choose Sendai in Arrives option

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Click Search

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The price is displayed.

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Related topics:

List of Shinkansen (Bullet train) stations

How to read Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen (Bullet train) fare table

Kyushu Shinkansen Fare Table 

Hyperdia http://www.hyperdia.com/en/  is also a useful site to find out route and price. 

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Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

In terms of the cost of living information, you can download the Excel price list of goods I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.