Topics of Shinkansen Travels

  • Coffee flavored ice cream in Tokaido Shinkansen

    JR Groups released they will run a tourism campaign “Aichi Destination Campaign” (愛知デスティネーションキャンペーン) from this October to December. During this period, the in-car sales of Tokaido Shinkansen sell a coffee flavored ice cream directed by Komeda Coffee (コメダ珈琲店監修 ブレンドコーヒー味 スジャータアイスクリーム) at 350 yen.

  • Loading of paramedic items and protective gears, and N700’s some smoking rooms will be closed.

    JR Central said they will load new paramedic items and protective gears on Tokaido Shinkansen trains as part of efforts to maintain in-vehicle security. From this August, these apparatus are to be stored in Series N700’s new service rooms which are existing as smoking rooms.

  • The system usage in August 2018

    In August, this site Shinkansen Timetable had been visited 190 thousand times by 147 thousand users, and the page view was 518 thousand. The 25.2% in the total access was through desktop, 69.2% through mobile, 5.6% through tablet.

  • 1,000 yen discount of EX Hayatoku 21

    Smart EX is the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen’s online booking and no paper ticket riding service and it marks the first anniversary this September. Therefore, EX Hayatoku 21, a great discount for Nozomi travels purchasable until 21 days prior to the travel dates, will be sold at special prices.

  • Okayama Depot will be opened on November 4.

    JR West announced the Shinkansen’s depot in Okayama will be opened to the public as Sanyo Shinkansen Fureai Day (山陽新幹線ふれあいデー(岡山)) on November 4. 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 this event, visitors need advanced registration and being in a drawing.