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You can now buy Shinkansen first-class oshibori moist towelettes online, no ticket required

A touch of Green Car class even if you’re not taking the bullet train.

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A guide to riding the Shinkansen bullet train with a terrible-twos kid

Solo dad and his “devil twos” daughter take the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto – is this a recipe for disaster?

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New private rooms on Tokaido Shinkansen change the way we travel from Tokyo to Kyoto

The most premium way to travel on a Japanese bullet train.

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Is the new Shinkansen Train Desk ticket worth it?

We try a cheaper alternative to Japan’s premium Green Car carriages.

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Not so fast! Japan’s super-high-speed maglev Shinkansen line opening has been officially delayed

Chuo Shinkansen will take you from Tokyo to Nagoya in just 40 minutes…but no one is sure when.

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Sanyo Shinkansen ending in-car food cart sales (unless you’ve got the cash for first-class)

Last bastion of regular-car Shinkansen wagon sales between Tokyo and Fukuoka falls.

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Potentially dirty and broken used Shinkansen food/beverage carts on sale in Japan for 100,000 yen

Some might call it wear and tear, but others would argue it’s history and authenticity.

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Japan travel alert: Cheapest seats on fastest Shinkansen will not be offered for Golden Week

You can still use the cheap-seat ticket, but you absolutely will not get a seat.

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Central Japan Railway releases tear-jerking Shinkansen bullet train ad for the holiday season

Touching ad may make you tear up next time you book a ticket.

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Disney Shinkansen coming to Japan’s rails, starts service this month

Magical Dream Shinkansen celebrates 40 years of Disney theme parks in Japan.

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JR East announces awesomely cheap one-day all-you can ride pass, Shinkansen included

Get ready to feel your travel-loving heart go “Kyun!” with the Kyun Pass.

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Tokaido Shinkansen removing smoking rooms, going entirely smoke-free

End of the line for smoking on the Tokyo-to-Fukuoka bullet trains.

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Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train will start offering wider seats, but will charge more for them too

50-percent-wider seats are aimed at business travelers on the Tokyo-Osaka route.

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Nozomi Shinkansen bullet train abolishes low-priced unreserved tickets during peak travel seasons

New policy affects popular Tokyo-Kyoto-Osaka route of high-speed rail network.

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What’s the rule for where to put strollers on Japan’s Shinkansen bullet trains?

Japan’s high-speed trains don’t have designated stroller spots onboard, so where should parents put theirs?

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Massive price increase announced for Japan Rail Pass, cost to jump by up to 77 percent

One of Japan’s greatest bullet train travel bargains just got shot full of holes.

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Japan’s random-destination roll-the-dice Shinkansen travel packages are back and better than ever

JR West’s Tabikoro random train/hotel packages are a gamble where you really can’t lose.

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Is it OK to play with Pokémon card on the Shinkansen? A bullet train manners debate

Japanese comedian calls out “bad manners” of Pokémon-playing friends, but not everyone thinks his take is the very best.

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Hot coffee finally returns to Tohoku, Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet trains

Travelers can once again enjoy a fresh cup of coffee while zooming across northeastern Japan.

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All-you-can-ride Shinkansen deal coming to Japan for a limited time

Unlimited travel pass comes with a slew of extra perks.

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