Topics of Shinkansen Travels

  • 2018 winter trains operational plans

    JR companies released the overview of special operational trains in this winter, from December 1, 2018, to February 28,2019. They will provide many train services according to the prospect of demand.

  • 96 Family Cabins will run in this winter.

    JR Central announced “Family Cabins” (ファミリー車両) will be available in Nozomi trains again during coming winter holidays. Those are special cabins for families traveling with children under primary school age by Tokaido Shinkansen trains in such busiest periods. Families can be on board with crying and screaming little babies without hesitation. That may be a great option for family travelers.

  • The system usage in September 2018

    In September, this site Shinkansen Timetable had been visited 132 thousand times by 97 thousand users, and the page view was 372 thousand. The 23.6% in the total access was through desktop, 71.5% through mobile, 4.9% through tablet.

  • Additional information of Kumamoto Depot’s open event

    JR Kyushu released additional information of “Shinkansen Festa 2018 in Kumamoto” (新幹線フェスタ2018 in 熊本) which will be held in the Shinkansen’s depot in Kumamoto on October 28.

  • Fukuoka (Hakata) Depot will be opened on October 21.

    JR West announced the Shinkansen’s depot in Fukuoka (Hakata) will be opened to the public as Shinkansen Fureai Day (新幹線ふれあいデー) on October 21. At the site, visitors can watch many Sanyo Shinkansen’s train cars. The cockpit of a Shinkansen train will also be opened for a few participants who selected by loto. Please note that to participate in this event, visitors need advanced registration and being in a drawing (it’s closed to new entry after September 25).