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Latest Shinkansen Operation Updates: August 17th

August 17, 2023

Latest Shinkansen Operation Updates: August 17th

Updated at 9:00, Aug 17, 2023

The services have resumed across all lines at 8:33 AM.
The resumption might be slightly delayed compared to the announced schedule in some stations. 

The Latest train Operation status
JR Central (Tokaido Shinkansen: Tokyo - Nagoya - Kyoto - Shin-Osaka)


Updated at 8:00, Aug 17, 2023

Due to significant delays of yesterday's trains, today's train services are currently suspended/delayed in some sections as preparations for departure require additional time.

Suspended Section: 

(Upward) Hakata - Hiroshima - Shin-Osaka - Kyoto - Nagoya - Hamamatsu
(Downward) Hamamatsu - Nagoya - Kyoto - Shin-Osaka

Cause/Reason: Preparation and maintenance of the train

For the latest operational status, please check the JR official website below.

The Latest train Operation status:
List of train numbers will be shown in these links when there's any cancellation or delay. No special message will be shown when everything is on schedule.

JR Central (Tokaido Shinkansen: Tokyo - Nagoya - Kyoto - Shin-Osaka)

Seat guide

Shinkansen seats are available in four levels depending on the comfort and services your require.

Ordinary Seat

Regular seats used on Reserved cars and Unreserved cars of Shinkansen. Consider it as "economy class" seat.

Green Seat

Better seats with more space than ordinary seats. All Green Seats are reserved only. Consider it as "business class" seats.

Reserved Seat (Ordinary Reserved Seat)

Your seat is reserved and secured when you book your tickets. Head to the station with a peace of mind.
Seats are the same as Ordinary Seat.

Green Reserved Seat

Better seats and free blankets. Popular among Japanese business persons, executives and people who values comfortable travel. Consider it as "business class" seats.

GranClass Seat

Know as "First Class" of Shinkansen seats. Only available on Hokuriku and Tohoku Shinkansen lines. Gran Class seats comes with airline-like amenities and meals.The most expensive of all.

Unreserved Seat

You can take any open seats in unreserved cars of any train on the departure date. (No departure time will be indicated on your tickets.)
The best seat type if your priority is the cost and are traveling during less-crowded season/time.



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