Updated at 7:45, Sep 8, 2023
Typhoon No. 13 is approaching the Japanese archipelago, but all the Shinkansen are currently operating as usual.
Here is the latest information provided by Japan Railway (JR):
Tokaido Shinkansen Operating Status
At the current moment, train operations are generally proceeding as usual from the first train. However, there is intermittent rainfall along the route. Therefore, there is a possibility of sudden train delays or suspensions depending on the weather conditions in the near future. When planning your travels, please pay attention to upcoming weather information and the status of train operations.
Additionally, on the Tokaido Shinkansen, if there are sections along the route where train operations are affected due to rain or wind, there may be cases where train services are suspended until the conditions meet safety standards, in order to prevent long-duration stoppages between stations.
Sanyo Shinkansen Operating Status
At the current moment, train operations are generally proceeding as usual from the first train. However, due to the approach of Typhoon No. 13 to the Tokai and Kanto regions, there is a possibility of sudden delays or suspensions for the "Nozomi" and "Hikari" trains, which run directly through the Tokaido Shinkansen.
For detailed information regarding the Sanyo Shinkansen's operating plan, please refer to the page below.
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