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Shinkansen: “Seats can be quickly used as shields in the event of an attack”

A part of what makes Japan’s bullet trains’ service so great can also save lives.

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Hello Kitty Shinkansen looks set to be cutest Japanese train ever with special kawaii interiors

JR West has finally revealed what the new bullet train will look like inside. 

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Where’s the very best seat to sit in on Japan’s Shinkansen? Our expert has an answer

Frequent bullet train passenger Meg says this seat is the travel bull’s-eye.

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Japanese adult film actress covers herself in plastic, gives in to her urges on the Shinkansen

You can look, but you can’t smell.

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Hello Kitty Shinkansen bullet train to debut in Japan this summer

The world-famous Sanrio character wants to welcome you onboard her very own high-speed train.

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Japan Railway Company to end awesome Evangelion Shinkansen service soon, makes us all sad

With only a few months left, now’s your last chance to ride the massively popular bullet train that travels as fast as Eva Unit-01.

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Tourists can (finally) make shinkansen reservations from overseas with new app

Planning your dream trip just got a little easier.

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Japan’s new luxury overnight bus is the conveniently classy way to get from Tokyo to Osaka

We take a ride on this new travel alternative to the Shinkansen bullet train.

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Japanese adult video game voice actress does announcements at JR Niigata Station 【Videos】

Let the voice from Pregnancy Academy and Crime Breast Bounce guide you to the bullet train.

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Japan’s high-speed Shinkansen train makes emergency stop as snake is found onboard

Snake on a (bullet) train.

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Evangelion Shinkansen service extended for another year as Kaworu starts announcing stations

Like the anime it’s promoting, the Evangelion bullet train’s end has been pushed back.

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New Suntory beer cans feature 15 different Shinkansen bullet trains and local landscapes

Now you can enjoy the beauty of a high-speed rail journey through Japan with this collection of exclusive picture-perfect cans.

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The ultimate Shinkansen trip: Riding Japan’s bullet train network from one end to the other

Just how far can you go before you run out of Shinkansen?

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The Shinkansen now goes all the way to Hokkaido, and here’s its newest, northernmost station

Come for the bullet trains, stay for the delicious seafood and anime statue.

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Clever travel foot hammock is just the thing for the long flight to Japan

Collapsible design also should work great on the bullet train.

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Schedule released for Japan’s “Contemporary art bullet train”

JR East has finally announced the dates of operation and ticket prices for its contemporary art Shinkansen set to begin running in late April.

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Lotteria serves up Shinkansen H5 Series Set to mark inaugural bullet train service to Hokkaido

Because the best way to celebrate the arrival of a fast train is with a serving of fast food.

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Japan’s newest and greatest export will be a bullet train built for India

Amidst talks that strengthened the ties between the two countries comes news that you will soon be able to ride a Shinkansen in India.

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500 Type Eva Cafe releases exclusive lineup of Evangelion-themed meals, sweets and drinks

November 7 means two things to Evangelion fans in Japan: the awesome Eva-themed bullet train makes its highly-anticipated inaugural run from Osaka to Fukuoka on the Sanyō Shinkansen line; and the eagerly awaited 500 Type Eva Café opens its doors to customers at JR Hakata Station for the very first time.

To add to all the excitement, Japan Rail West has just released the very first images of the café’s exclusive original menu. From specially marked toast to Eva sweets and an Angel curry, this themed collection of edible goods is the perfect way to celebrate the official launch of the Shinkansen Evangelion Project!

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Evangelion Shinkansen gets range of souvenirs, including its very own bullet train ekiben obento

A train journey in Japan is much more than a means to a destination; with spotless carriages and unique tie-in promotions, riding the Shink is an event in itself. And with the Evangelion Shinkansen bullet train scheduled to start running from November 3, things are set to get even more exciting as passengers can now ride the rails from Osaka to Fukuoka and back inside a train dressed up as a giant bio-machine.

To mark the special occasion, Japan Rail West is releasing a whole range of commemorative Eva bullet train goods for travellers in the country, including stationery, snacks, and an awesome ekiben bento that comes in a keepsake ceramic shinkansen-shaped container.

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