Topics of Shinkansen Travels

  • 2,000 visitors are invited to Miyako no Kanade in October 2018

    JR Central announced that “Miyako no Kanade” (都のかなで), an annual music event at Kamigamo-Jinja Shrine (上賀茂神社), will be held on October 6 again this year. Kamigamo-Jinja is a shrine in Kyoto, registered on the World’s Cultural Heritage List.

  • Peak days of 2018 Golden Week holidays travel

    According to JR Central, the train congestion peaks during coming Golden Week holidays (April 27, 2018 – May 6) will be May 3 for outbound trains and May 6 for inbound ones. The following data are from this site Shinkansen Timetable’s independent survey. The seat availability changes from moment to moment, but they may be of some help to find remained seats.

  • Shinkansen’s Aka-Hel train will run for visitors of Mazda Stadium.

    A professional baseball night game will be held at Mazda Stadium in Hiroshima on May 2, 11, 18 and June 8. To reduce east-bound Shinkansen’s congestion, additional Kodama 776 will run from Hiroshima to Okayama. It is operated by an eight-car set of Series N700 and all seats are free seating. Surely, Aka-hel Ticket, which is a round-trip discount ticket to Hiroshima to watch baseball games, is valid for riding.

  • Peak day prediction of 2018 Golden Week holidays travel

    According to this site Shinkansen Timetable’s independent survey, the train congestion peaks during coming Golden Week holidays (April 27, 2018 – May 6) will be May 3 for outbound trains and May 6 for inbound ones because many users search the travel plans here for these days.

  • The system usage in March, 2018

    In March, this site Shinkansen Timetable had been visited 166 thousand times by 124 thousand users, and the page view was 470 thousand. The23.0% in the total access was through desktop, 71.8% through mobile, 5.2% through tablet.