shinkansen

Japan Rail now accepting suggestions for how to use a car on the Nozomi bullet train in March 2022

For the Nozomi Shinkansen’s 30th birthday, you could win the gift of a free high-speed trip tailored to your desires!

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Free Shinkansen tickets for kids travelling with parents during special JR promotion

Fastest bullet train on the most popular line offers incredible rebate deal for limited time.

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Shinkansen conductor caught playing GPS smartphone game on bullet train…for TEN years

He might have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for an anonymous tip-off.

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Kyoto’s newest Shinkansen souvenir: Canned cakes filled with matcha and cherry blossoms

A beautiful way to cap off a trip to the ancient Japanese capital.  

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Shinkansen makes unscheduled stop as elderly man whacks other passenger in the head with phone

”What are ya, a woman?” angry morning passenger shouts.

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Train driver sues Japan Rail…over 56 yen for a one-minute delay

Railway company defends wage cut, saying “no work, no pay”. 

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Arson attempt by passenger on Japan’s Shinkansen shuts down bullet train line

Arsonist references Halloween night train crime in Tokyo.

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JR group offers all-you-can-ride passes for older couples in “Full Moon Couple Green Pass” deal

In Japan, travelling with someone you love only gets better with age.

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Tokyo farewells Japan’s only double-decker Shinkansen with a special escalator at the station

An escalator ride like no other. 

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New Shinkansen bullet train design revealed for Nagasaki extension

Kamome will let travelers figuratively fly to west Kyushu.

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Shinkansen driver disciplined for taking poop break while train was going 150 kilometers an hour

Usually, when you gotta go, you gotta go, but maybe you can’t when you’re supposed to be driving the bullet train.

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Japan’s Shinkansen bullet trains to remove all onboard payphones

Before you hop on the Shinkansen, make sure you’ve got your ticket and a charged phone.

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Shinkansen ice cream sales suspended on board bullet train, sell out online

These Shinkansen-exclusive ice creams are so famous they even have their own hashtag.

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Tokyo airport’s new train line to make getting into, out of the city easier for JR pass holders

East Japan Railway wants to cut travel time to Tokyo Station in half.

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Police in Japan warn of new Shinkansen/travel-related scam

Young people especially likely to be target of con that preys on sense of compassion and desire to help.

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Japanese theatres welcome Thomas the Tank Engine’s newest train, a Japanese shinkansen, in 2021

Spring 2021 heralds the Japanese theatrical release of a Thomas movie starring a Japanese bullet train!

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Faster! Japan’s Shinkansen to get speed boost along Tohoku route

Good news if you want to get there even faster than a speeding bullet train can right now.

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New Japan Rail Pass for non-Japanese passport holders coming soon

Limited-time pass offers huge discounts on train travel in and around Tokyo.

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Japan Railways announces a Pixar themed bullet train to commemorate anniversary

To southern Japan… and beyond!

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Is that the Japanese bullet train in your underwear, or are you just happy to see me?

Shinkansen underwear lets you show (or hide) your love of Japan’s fastest trains.

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