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Nice but Short Ride to Kumamoto

We took Kyushu Shinkansen to Kumamoto. The train is beautiful and clean and of course quite fast. So The only regret was why so fast?

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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164 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took Kyushu Shinkansen to Kumamoto. The train is beautiful and clean and of course quite fast. So The only regret was why so fast?

Thank AL080808
Kajang, Malaysia
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

had the best experience - super fast and you hardly feel it. the employees on board and otherwise have a lot of respest for their job and it is visible in how this fast train is operated.

Thank sudhasivadas
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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120 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I paid 1420 yen for this ride and it took less than 15 minutes to reach my destination. The JR stations are always crowded with passengers at any time of the day. Most Japanese travel by train because it is faster and it's very convenient, there's a train every 10- 15 minutes. Japanese Government doesn't encourage people to drive, petrol... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I love travelling on Japan's bullet trains - I consider it an attraction not just a form of transport and love looking out the windows at so many sights. Buy your JR pass (7 or 14 days) when you book your holiday to receive the discounted fare. Australians, if you fly with Japan Airlines you can buy the pass at... More 

1 Thank SarzieMac
Bangkok, Thailand
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Took the sakura train from Hakata to Kumamoto, it was my fabulous experience! I think its "a must do" if you ever travel to japan, it's clean, fast and excellent transportation.

2 Thank JillRika
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63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

If you're going to Japan, the Shinkansen (bullet train) is a must-do. It's incredibly smooth, quiet and efficient. Be sure to buy tickets in advance - from home. There are discounted packages for tourists but they are only available outside Japan. Check guidebooks for details.

3 Thank Plcorless

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