shinkansen

McDonald’s Happy Meals in Japan now come with Shinkansen robots

Transforming Shinkalion mecha put the happy in Happy Meal.

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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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Shinkansen station platforms now have…Baskin Robbins ice cream vending machines!

Bullet train travel in Japan just got a whole lot tastier. 

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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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Hey, Japanese taxi driver! Take us to your favorite restaurant in Tsuruga City!

We commemorate the new Hokuriku Shinkansen route with a truly local meal.

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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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Cute ekiben station bento looks like it’s from Japan but it’s from a different place entirely

Similar in so many ways, except one which sets them apart.

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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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Tokaido Shinkansen ending in-train food/drink sales for all non-first-class-passenger cars

Better plan ahead if you’re planning to eat on the bullet train.

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This little-known spot is a haven for train otaku, with a view of both Mt. Fuji and bullet trains

It’s slightly outside the city center, but definitely worth a trip for the views!

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Huge price hike for Japan Rail Pass triggers huge drop in foreign travelers who’ll buy it【Survey】

But that just might be part of JR’s plan.

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