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Latest Suspended Shinkansen Information: August 15th

August 15, 2023

Latest Suspended Shinkansen Information: August 15th

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Due to the approach of Typhoon No. 7, JR Tokai has made the decision to suspend all services on the Tokaido Shinkansen between Nagoya and Shin-Osaka stations on the 15th. Additionally, JR West will suspend all services on the Sanyo Shinkansen between Shin-Osaka and Okayama stations on the same day.
There have been no changes in the Shinkansen service suspension information announced yesterday.

Information about special train services running between Tokyo and Nagoya on August 15th has been newly posted on the JR Central website.
"List of Special Train Services between Tokyo and Nagoya (Pg2) - PDF"

For the list of suspended trains on August 15th, please refer to:
"August 15, 2023 List of Suspended Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen Services (Pg12) - PDF"

JR has provided the following information regarding ticket handling:

  • Due to the typhoon's impact, customers who purchased Shinkansen tickets for the following period and decided to cancel their travel will be eligible for a refund with no cancellation fee.
   Period: August 7th to August 18th 

  • Refunds can be processed at JR station ticket counters within Japan within one year from the intended travel date.
  • No need to visit ticket counters at currently chaotic stations before the travel time printed on the ticket.


Please note that the information provided here is subject to change.

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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