Shinkansen

Timetable and reservation

2018 busiest period to travel by train. Tips to book your seat in even during the busy period.

Time goes by very quickly. Next year will be coming soon. I started to write the post about the busy period in 201...
7 to 9 days

Sample itinerary Tokyo to Osaka plus Nikko and Himeji in 7 days by Japan Rail Pass

7 days JR Pass price is almost same as round trip fare between Tokyo and Osaka by Shinkansen. That means if you have...
Timetable and reservation

2017 busiest period to travel by train. Tips to book your seat in even busy period.

Many readers have asked me about busy period to travel. I wrote about the calendar of the peak period in 2016 seas...
Timetable and reservation

2016 busiest period to travel by train. Tips to book your seat in even busy period.

Many readers have asked me about busy period to travel. I would like to show you the calendar of the peak period in ...
News

Japan Rail Pass can be used for Kyushu Shinkansen. But not for Mizuho

I have received the email from JR West. They confirmed Japan Rail Pass can be used for Kyushu Shinkansen. But Japan ...
Hakata, Kokura

Passenger’s review of “Hikari Railstar”

I took Hikari Rail Star from Okayama to Hiroshima on the way to Miyajima. This Hikari has a different paint from the...
Aomori, Shin-Aomori, Hirosaki

Connect Mainland (Aomori) with Hokkaido (Hakodate). Limited Express Hakucho / Super Hakucho

Super Hakucho and Hakucho is no longer running after Hokkaido Shinkansen opened in March, 2016. Now Hokkaido Shinkan...
Aizu Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Koriyama, Nikko, Kinugawa-Onsen

Direct transfer to Yamagata and Shinjo, Yamagata Shinkansen (bullet train)

Yamagata Shinkansen is operated between Fukushima and Yamagata and Shinjo. But all train services are provided to/fr...
Joetsu, Nagano and Hokuriku

Nagano Shinkansen, direct access to Nagano and Karuizawa from Tokyo.

*Nagano Shinkansen will be extended to Kanazawa in March 2015 and now it is called Hokuriku Shinkansen. Please see t...
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