Topics of Shinkansen Travels

  • Mickey Mouse train runs from May 17 on Kyushu Shinkansen

    Mickey Mouse debuted publicly in the short film Steamboat Willie in 1928 and it is his 90th anniversary. JR Kyushu starts Go! Waku Waku Trip with MICKEY Project to promote travel on Kyushu Shinkansen.

  • The estimation of Doctor Yellow’s operational date in May 2019

    On the subject of Doctor Yellow, a high-speed test train on Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen, we tried to estimate its operational schedules for this month of May 2019. Because the Doctor Yellow’s testing date has some biases, we can calculate and estimate the testing schedules with the biases of prior testing dates and days.

  • Peak days of 2019 Golden Week travel, final guide

    According to JR Central, the train congestion peaks during coming this season will be May 5 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.

  • Discount for new users of JR Kyushu’s online booking service

    To promote JR Kyushu’s online booking service “JR Kyushu Internet Ressha Yoyaku” (JR九州インターネット列車予約), “Shokai Kounyu Gentei! Otameshi Net Ticket” (初回購入限定!お試しネットきっぷ) will be released. The new users of that service and existing users without use for at least one year can purchase this ticket. Of course, the ticket is available only online.

  • 2,000 visitors are invited to Miyako no Kanade in October 2019

    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 12 again this year. Kamigamo-Jinja is a shrine in Kyoto, registered on the World’s Cultural Heritage List.