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Joetsu Shinkansen: read a guide to the Joetsu Shinkansen which connects Tokyo Station with Niigata Station in Niigata via Echigo Yuzawa.
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The Shinkansen network
Here is an overview of the Shinkansen network in Japan - accessible with a Japan Rail Pass.
Nozomi Shinkansen Train
The Nozomi is the super-express bullet train service on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line, faster than the Kodama and Hikari services, and is the only shinkansen service not covered by the Japan Rail Pas
The Sanyo Shinkansen Line
The Sanyo Shinkansen Line is the Shinkansen Line between Shin-Osaka station and Hakata Station Station (Fukuoka) operated by JR West.
The Mickey Mouse Shinkansen
Since May 2019 and until November 2019, you can ride a Mickey Mouse shinkansen to explore Kyushu with a Japan Rail Pass.
The Shinkansen 500
On June, 30, JR West introduced a Shinkansen 500 refurbished with the famous character Hello Kitty. Let’s study the story of this Shinkansen model introduced in 1997.
Free wifi on bullets train
Free wifi on Shinkansen with a Japan Rail Pass
The Shinkansen N700S
The N700S is the 6th generation model based on the N700 series. It will debut in 2020 on the main Shinkansen line in Japan, the Tokaido Line.
The Genbi shinkansen
In the Genbi shinkasen between Echigo Yuzawa and Niigata, passengers can enjoy modern art created by some of today’s most prominent artists.
The Kyushu Shinkansen
Since 2011, ii is very easy to explore southern Japan with a Japan Rail Pass. The Kyushu Shinkansen has a new extension providing services from Hakata (Fukuoka Station) to Kagoshima.
The Maglev between Tokyo and Osaka
The maglev train between Tokyo and Osaka will be the fastest train in the world with a speed approximately twice that of current Shinkansen at 500 km/h
Inside the Gran Class
The Gran Class, the Japan bullet train's latest first-class experience. Travel on the bullet train with your Japan Rail Pass - order today!
The Hokuriku Shinkansen
In March 2015, the brand new Hokuriku bullet train line will open! Get ready to ride it with your Japan Rail Pass - Available in 7-, 14-, and 21-day passes.
Japan's amazing network of bullet trains is always expanding. Read about planned and upcoming shinkansen! Japan Rail Pass - Available in 7-, 14-, and 21-day passes. Order yours today.
The 3 Trains of the Tokaido Shinkansen
The bullet train going from Tokyo to Osaka has three different lines. What's the difference? Read more to find out. Japan Rail Pass - available in 7-, 14-, and 21-day passes!
The 50-Year History of the Shinkansen
The shinkansen turned 50 years old this year! Learn about its history here. Japan Rail Pass - Available in 7-, 14-, and 21-day passes.
The Toreiyu Tsubasa Bullet Train
The Toreiyu Tsubasa is a special Japanese bullet train with a miniature hot spring inside! Buy your JR Pass today: Available in 7-, 14-, and 21-day passes
The Evangelion Shinkansen
Anime lovers, use your JR Pass to ride on the special Evangelion shinkansen!
The New Hokkaido Shinkansen
Since March 2016, the brand new Hokkaido Shinkansen line is in operation. Read more about it here, and get your Japan Rail Pass today! Available in 7-, 14-, and 21-day passes.
Why can't I use the Nozomi Shinkansen with a JR Pass?
How to use your rail pass even without use of the Nozomi bullet train. Buy your JR Pass today, available in 7-, 14-, and 21-day passes.
Introduction to the Hokkaido Shinkansen
Get ready for the upcoming Hokkaido Shinkansen train!
Hokkaido Shinkansen' stations and trains
Since March 2016, the new Hokkaido Shinkansen is in operation. Discover the new stations and how to reach Hakodate and Sapporo.
Japanese Bullet Trains
The best way to travel around Japan is on a high speed Bullet Train. Order your Japan Rail Pass today online!
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