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Latest Shinkansen Operation Updates Due to Approaching Typhoon in Japan

August 11, 2023

Latest Shinkansen Operation Updates Due to Approaching Typhoon in Japan

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Typhoon No. 7, an extremely powerful storm, is forecasted to make landfall in mainland Japan around August 15th to 16th, accompanied by strong winds and a risk of severe rainfall warnings. As a result, there is a possibility of disruption to the operations of the Tokaido Shinkansen and Sanyo Shinkansen.

JR (Japan Railway) has announced that, depending on the course and intensity of the typhoon, there is a potential for planned service suspensions and sudden operational halts within a certain period. 

The Latest train Operation status can be searched from the following links:

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)

JR West (Sanyo Shinkansen: Shin-Osaka - Okayama - Hiroshima - Hakata)

JR East
(Tohoku Shinkansen: Tokyo - Sendai - Akita - Shin-Aomori - Shin-Hakodate Hokuto)
(Hokuriku Shinkansen: Tokyo - Karuizawa - Nagano - Toyama - Kanazawa)

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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