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A route map of Shinkansen Lines (bullet trains) in Japan

 2016/05/21 Travel in Japan   15 Views

Hello, guys.

Have you ever had a trip in Japan by Shinkansen Line?

For those who are coming to Japan for any purpose (unfortunately someone might have a trip to Japan on business and no time to go sightseeing at all), it is 100% worth trying to take a bullet line for your destination.

Read the information below, and let’s get a ride of one!

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Contents;

① A route map of Shinkansen in Japan

② 7 major Shinkansen routes

* Summary

 

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① A route map of Shinkansen in Japan

Now, I’m sure you realize how important Shinkansen Lines are for Japanese people. There’re 7 major Shinkansen Lines in Japan, which stretch from north to south, connecting central cities in each area.

Thus, millions of people use Shinkansen Lines for various purposes, and hundreds of Shinkansen Lines run every day.

 

② 7 major Shinkansen routes

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Refer to the site: http://www.nippon.com/en/features/h00077/

 

Tokaido Shinkansen

Tokaido Shinkansen, which runs between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka, is definitely the busiest Shinkansen route in Japan. For business purposes, it is always in high demand because it runs between Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka; great economic and cultural giants in Japan. It also stops at Kyoto, known as the traditional cultural center in Japan.

 

Sanyo Shinkansen

It stretches across western Japan, from Shin-Osaka to Hakata, making a stop at Kobe and Hiroshima. For those who are planning for sightseeing in these cities, I strongly recommend the route.

 

Tohoku Shinkansen

Tohoku Shinkansen departs from Tokyo, stops at some major cities in Tohoku area (ex, Fukushima, Sendai, and Morioka), and its final destination is Shin-Aomori. Yamagata

Shinkansen (Fukushima-Shinjo) and Akita Shinkansen (Morioka-Akita), can be said as a part of Tohoku Shinkansen, because they run part of the train railway track together.

 

Joetsu Shinkansen

Joetsu Shinkansen runs between Tokyo and Niigata, going through one of the snowiest area in Japan. It is the only Shinkansen route that crosses the Pacific side and that of the Sea of Japan.

 

Hokkaido Shinkansen

Hokkaido Shinkansen is one of the newest Shinkansen lines, which started running in 2015, connecting the main island and Hokkaido. Now, departing from Shin-Aomori, the route ends at the station Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto, but in the future it will stretch to Sapporo, the central city in Hokkaido.

 

Kyushu Shinkansen

In the last year, Kyushu Shinkansen had an extended line between Hakata and Shin-Yashiro, as a result, it became a Shinkansen route which travels through Kyushu Island. A new route is now under construction, and will start in 2022.

Hokuriku Shinkansen

Hokuriku Shinkansen is also one of the newest Shinkansen route, which departs from Tokyo and ends at Kanazawa station, the central city in Hokuriku area. It also will have an extended line, and will stretch from Kanazawa to Tsuruga in 2022.

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* Summary

How is it?

I hope you now have an interest in Shinkansen lines, and use them when you have a trip all around Japan.

Bon voyage!

 

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