July 15, 2021
The Tetsudo Hobby Train: A Fake Shinkansen?
The ultimate experience for train enthusiasts, the Tetsudo Hobby Train is a celebration of Japan’s rail history on wheels.
June 23, 2021
The Komachi Shinkansen Train
This iconic train is in service on the Akita Shinkansen line and famous for its red colour, modern design and top speed of 320 km/h (200 mph). Let’s take a closer look at the Komachi.
June 16, 2021
Why Shinkansen Bullet Trains No Longer Look Like A Bullet
The Shinkansen received its colloquial name of “bullet train” in its early years, due to its bullet shaped front. Modern designs all have dropped this, the question is why?
November 16, 2020
The Akita Shinkansen Line Between Tokyo And Akita
The Akita Shinkansen is mini-Shinkansen line and splits off the Tohoku Shinkansen line at Morioka station.
November 14, 2020
The Kagayaki Shinkansen: The Fastest Train Between Kanazawa And Tokyo
The Kagayaki Shinkansen train is the fastest train service between Tokyo and Kanazawa, learn about its schedule, tickets and the JR Pass.
August 12, 2020
What Is The Nozomi Train?
The Nozomi train is the fastest train service between Kanto and Kyushu. Learn what the Nozomi is, how to ride it, tickets and alternatives.
June 12, 2020
Shinkansen Train Cars In Japan
With Shinkansen trains such an important part of Japan’s transport network, Shinkansen train cars have continued to evolve over the years.
April 21, 2020
How Much Luggage Can I Bring On The Shinkansen And Japanese Trains?
Learn what your luggage allowance is on the Shinkansen and Japanese trains in general. Restrictions apply to size, weight and pieces you can bring.
December 2, 2019
What Is The Nagano & Hokuriku Shinkansen?
The Nagano & Hokuriku Shinkansen is a high speed bullet rail line that stretches from Tokyo to Kanazawa, major stops along the way include Nagano, Iiyama and Toyama.
November 16, 2019
What Is The Kyushu Shinkansen?
The Kyushu Shinkansen (九州新幹線 Kyūshū Shinkansen) is the high speed bullet train line from Hakata down to Kagoshima-Chuo. Learn about the Kyushu Shinkansen line, trains, schedule, map, future and more.