The train frequencies during 2019-20 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 winter holidays (December 27, 2019 – January 5, 2020) are December 28 for outbound trains and January 4 for inbound ones. 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 28 will be available from November 28. If you are planning to travel in this crowding period, you should get tickets as soon as you can.