Topics of Shinkansen Travels

  • New Starbucks in Shinkansen concourse of Kyoto Station

    JR Central announced they will renovate the shopping zone in Kyoto Station. Two new Starbucks stores will be opened from 2020 January – March.

  • Okayama Depot will be opened on October 27.

    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 Octuber 27. 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.

  • The system usage in July 2019

    In July, this site Shinkansen Timetable had been visited 28 thousand times by 18 thousand users, and the page view was 80 thousand. The 35.9% in the total access was through desktop, 59.2% through mobile, 4.9% through tablet.

  • Peak days of 2019 summer hoilday returning travel

    According to JR Central, the train congestion peaks during coming this season will be August 17 for inbound trains. 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 depot tour in Hamamatsu in October 2019

    JR Central announced the Shinkansen’s depot in Hamamatsu will be opened to the public as Shinkansen Naruhodo Hakken Day (新幹線なるほど発見デー) on October 5 and 6. At the site, visitors can watch a test train of new Shinkansen cars N700S which will be in service from 2020 and Series 700 cars which will end their travel on Tokaido Shinkansen in 2020 spring. The inside of Doctor Yellow and cockpit will also be opened.