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RouteMap of Tokaido, Sanyo and Kyushu Shinkansen

Tokaido Shinkansen

A Shinkansen line and service connecting Tokyo and Shin-Osaka (515.4 km) in 2 hours and 25 minutes by the fastest trains. There are 15 stations such as Shin-Yokohama, Nagoya and Kyoto on the way. An average of 334 trains a day, "Nozomi" super express trains, "Hikari" express trains and "Kodama" trains stopping at every station, are running. Some "Nozomi" and "Hikari" trains travel through to Sanyo Shinkansen beyond Shin-Osaka.

Sanyo Shinkansen

A Shinkansen line and service connecting Shin-Osaka and Hakata (553.7 km) in 2 hours and 22 minutes by the fastest trains. There are 17 stations such as Shin-Kobe, Okayama, Hiroshima and Kokura on the way. An average of 270 trains a day, "Nozomi" and "Mizuho" super express trains, "Hikari" including "Hikari Rail Star" and "Sakura" express trains and "Kodama" trains stopping at every station, are running. "Nozomi" and some "Hikari" trains travel through to Tokaido Shinkansen beyond Shin-Osaka and "Mizuho" and "Sakura" to Kyushu Shinkansen beyond Hakata.

Kyushu Shinkansen

A Shinkansen line and service connecting Hakata and Kagoshima-Chuo (256.8 km) in 1 hours and 19 minutes by the fastest trains. There are 10 stations such as Kumamoto on the way. An average of 137 trains a day, "Mizuho" super express trains, "Sakura" express trains and "Tsubame" trains stopping at every station, are running. "Mizuho" and "Sakura" trains travel through to Sanyo Shinkansen beyond Hakata.

Viewing Mt. Fuji from Shinkansen

Mt. Fuji from Shinkansen train (2008/01/12)
pictured: by makitani
columns of seats; A to E

When you are traveling on Shinkansen around Shizuoka, you may be able to enjoy viewing Mt. Fuji if the weather is good enough.

The picture above was taken from the window of "seat E" side.

At little to the west of Shizuoka station, you can view Mt. Fuji on "seat A" side for a moment. It is called "Fuji on the left", because seat A is on the left of west-bound train.