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Super speedy

The trains are punctual and of course very fast. Despite the speed, the ride is very smooth. It’s... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Fast and quiet!

Was my first time taking a shinkansen and it wasn't what I was expecting. The seats were spacious... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed April 28, 2019

Shinkansen in Japan is very convenient but expensive. The only way to buy a JR Pass. The Sagno line was the most problematic for us in July 2018. First, a terrible flood that claimed more than 200 lives blocked Shinkansen. Well, of course, floods are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

I made 2 round trips from Shin-Osaka to Hiroshima during my visit to Japan in Feb 2019, using the JR Green Car Pass. What I realised the difference between Sanyo Shinkansen, Sakura trains is that the seating. When compared to the Tokaido Shinkansen, Green Cars...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

The trains are punctual and of course very fast. Despite the speed, the ride is very smooth. It’s fine to eat and drink on board - we brought our own food onto the train but a trolley does come down the aisle if not too...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

Was my first time taking a shinkansen and it wasn't what I was expecting. The seats were spacious and clean. Really impressed with how the Japanese take good care of their trains. Their service was really good too.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

Clean, fast, punctual! The smallest of issues was there was no wifi but who cares? It was so comfortable and enjoyable it wasn't an issue!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

I have earlier reviewed the Tokaido Shinkansen after having made trips on the famed train between Kyoto and Tokyo and back two and a half years back. Recently I have traveled between Tokyo and Hiroshima and back by Nozomi and I have once again been...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Easy to use. English translations everywhere. English announcements everywhere. Much more enjoyable than catching a plane - there is some amazing scenery.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed April 18, 2016

One of the best experiences I have done in my travels. The Shinkansen train is punctual, clean and is very very fast and smooth. Both the Kyoto and Hiroshima stations are clean and orderly, clearly signed. Hiroshima Station has a very large and modern shopping...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Ronnie B
Reviewed December 9, 2015

I have taken the Sanyo Hikari Superexpress Shinkansen many times over the course of the past 14 years, most of my trips have been between Tokyo and Hiroshima or Shin-Osaka, I normally arrive in Japan with a JR Rail pass which is a bargain for...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank GPz1100F1
Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Travelled from Okayama to Hakata. So comfortable in the green car of Hikari. There's space to put our luggage and sufficient leg room with foot rest. We bought the JR green car pass this time and found it so well worth the extra cost. Will...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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