Topics of Shinkansen Travels

  • Tokaido Shinkansen’s special trains for Rugby World Cup 2019

    For visitors to Rugby World Cup 2019 games at Ogasayama Sports Park ECOPA in Fukuroi City, a good special train Kodama 718 (Kakegawa 22:28 → Tokyo 23:56) runs on October 4 and 11.

  • The estimation of Doctor Yellow’s operational date in September 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 September 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.

  • New rule for bringing big baggage.

    New rule for bringing large baggage into Shinkansen trains will be applied from May 2020. If a passenger bringing a baggage of the total linear dimensions (length, width, height) per item is from 160 cm to 250 cm, they must pre-order a ticket. A passenger having no advanced reservation for his/her baggage will be collected a fee of JPY 1,000.

  • 2019-20’s Full Moon Pass is released.

    JR groups released that Full Moon Fufu Green Pass (フルムーン夫婦グリーンパス) from September 1 again for couples of 88 in a total of husband’s and wive’s ages. This pass allows unlimited travel throughout Japan by green cars for 5, 7 or 12 days.

  • 2019 autumn trains operational plans

    JR companies released the overview of special operational trains in this autumn, from October 1, 2019 to November 30. According to them, many extra trains will run during morning and evening on weekdays, weekends.