A network of high speed train lines covers Japan’s main island by connecting the major cities.
The high speed trains that run on the network are called shinkansen.
Shinkansen are the core of Japanese transportation and highly efficient.
JapanStyle will introduce the attractions of shinkansen in three parts!
Part1: Types of Shinkansen
Part2: Inside of Shinkansen
Part3: Planning Shinkansen Trip
<Types of Shinkansen>
Shinkansen are operated by Japan Railways Group companies (JR).
There are six main lines;
Tokaido, Sanyo, Tohoku, Jouetsu, Nagano, Kyushu
And two mini shinkansen lines,
–Names of Shinkansen Trains by the Lines?
Tokaido & Sanyo
Nozomi: Fastest. Stops at only the largest stations.
Hikari: Slower than Nozomi, faster than Kodama.
Kodama: Slowest. Stop at all stations
Tohoku & Yamagata & Akita
Yamabiko: Second fastest.
Komachi: Only train category in Akita line
Tsubasa: Only train category in Yamagata
Asama: Only train category in Nagano
Tsubame: Only train category in Kyushu
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