In March, Central Japan Railway Co. and West Japan Railway Co. will launch an English-language website to allow foreign visitors to book shinkansen tickets from abroad.
Hi everyone :)
I'm finally going to Japan at the end of this month. I'll be staying for around 10 days and I want to try the world-famous bullet train. My accommodation is in central Tokyo, so I'll catch an early train to wherever I go so I can make the most of my day before coming back.
Trainspotters and railway buffs, here's your chance to ride the new Japanese maglev train nine years before it will be entering regular service.
Here’s your chance to ride maglev shinkansen in spring, nine years before service starts - Japan Today
Not that I have high hopes to win the...
The Shinkansen (新幹線, “new trunk line”), also known as the “Japanese bullet train” due to its shape and speed, is a high-speed passenger railroad system operated by the Japan Railways. The shinkansen connect most urban centres in Japan, running at a top speed of 320kph. They are extremely...
This is the only preserved 0-kei outside Japan, she was gifted to the National Railway Museum at York by West Japan Rail in 2001, she now takes pride of place in the Great Hall
in a way she symbolises Anglo-Japanese relations to me
One of the guide books I have been reading suggests that seats on the Shinkansen services should be booked one month ahead of travel.
The other guide books give the impression that you can usually make booking the day before travel without having any problems of availability.
I am not sure...