The congestion guessing for 2017-18 winter holidays
We supposed that the number of trains is increased on the day of much demand which is estimated by JR companies. Tokado, Sanyo and Kyushu Shinkansen’s most frequently serviced days during the winter holidays (December 28, 2017 to January 4, 2018) are December 29 for outbound trains and January 4 for inbound. Therefore the peak of crowding should be on these days.
The reservation tickets are available a month prior to the travel date. For example, the reservation ticket for December 29 will be available from November 29. If you are planning to travel in this crowding period, you should get ticket as soon as you can.
We will report the estimation of peak days during the winter holidays in the mid-December. Don’t miss it!