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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)
(Tohoku Shinkansen: Tokyo - Sendai - Akita - Shin-Aomori - Shin-Hakodate Hokuto)
(Hokuriku Shinkansen: Tokyo - Karuizawa - Nagano - Toyama - Kanazawa)
Regular seats used on Reserved cars and Unreserved cars of Shinkansen. Consider it as "economy class" seat.
Better seats with more space than ordinary seats. All Green Seats are reserved only. Consider it as "business class" seats.
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.
Better seats and free blankets. Popular among Japanese business persons, executives and people who
Know as "First Class" of Shinkansen seats. Only available on Hokuriku and Tohoku Shinkansen lines.
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.
For further information and photos, please visit official page at http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/ticket/types.html