shinkansen

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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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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150 Pokémon will be hiding in major Japanese train stations this fall, waiting for fans to find them

Gen-1 Pokémon help mark 150-year milestone for trains in 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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Brad Pitt hops on the bullet train to Kyoto, gets teary at a temple, and receives a Pasmo card in Japan

A whirlwind ride to promote the movie in the land where it all started. 

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We roll the die on Japan’s new random-destination train tickets

How to buy a cheap ticket to…somewhere. 

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Japan’s random-destination roll-the-die train tickets: An amazingly cheap way to go…somewhere

Seven great destinations and a chance to save almost 150,000 yen if you’re especially lucky.

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Retired Member of Parliament arrested pretending to be active MP for first-class train tickets

And he would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for that meddling JR and its clerical errors.

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Japan Railways offering ‘Shinkansen for Pets’, includes dog-friendly vacation packages

The ‘Woof-cation‘ package includes a photographer, veterinarian and dog trainer.

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Bullet Train starring Brad Pitt: Japanese fans react to new trailer

A closer look at some scenes reveals a very different kind of Japan to the one fans were expecting. 

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Japan’s West Kyushu Shinkansen bullet train service to Nagasaki is set to open this fall

JR Kyushu reveals the starting date for the newest stretch of Shinkansen in southwestern Japan.

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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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