Tokyo, Japan – Japan has launched a new app that will allow passengers to book tickets and reserve seats for the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen.

The app is in English and is available for download in the USA, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.

Customers can use credit card from one of those four countries or inside Japan to quickly and easily book seats and purchase Shinkansen tickets one month prior to departure.
The booking system closes only four minutes prior to departure. The Tokaido Sanyo line runs from Tokyo to Hakata, stopping off at Fuji, Kyoto and Hiroshima along the way as well as 12 other stations.

You can find more information about the new service here.