The Hello Kitty Shinkansen

From Shin-Osaka Station to Hakata Station with a Japan Rail Pass

a special shinkansen on the sanyo line

Hello Kitty shinkansen with your Japan Rail Pass
In march 2018, JR West announced that they will introduce a special shinkansen : the Hello Kitty shinkansen!

Since late June 2018, a shinkansen, a 500 serie, is indeed running from Shin-Osaka to Hakata Station (Fukuoka) as a Kodama.

Departure from Hakata: 6:42 (Kodama 730)
Hiroshima : 8:13
Okayama : 9:57
Himeji : 10:39
Shin-Osaka: 11:13

Departure from Shin-Osaka: 11:29 (Kodama 741)
Himeji : 12:02
Okayama : 12:38
Hiroshima : 13:55
Hakata : 15:38

Good news : as a Kodama train, it is covered by the Japan Rail Pass

As the the Harry Potter shinkansen and the Evangelion shinkansen in 2015, a 8 cars shinkansen is wrapped with the famous Character from Sanrio Co.
Hello Kitty Shinkansen in Okayama station
Hello Kitty Shinkansen with a Japan Rail Pass
In the car 1, no seats but the sales of local specialities and a display set up to promote the appeal of various regions in western Japan.
In the car 2, the Kawaï room, a very special pink interior will surprise you !

Cars 3,7,8 are non reserved seats car.

Cars 4,5,6 are reserved seats car.

Learn more about the shinkansen history and the the shinkansen 500
The Hello Kitty Shinkansen with a Japan Rail Pass
The Hello Kitty Shinkansen with a Japan Rail Pass

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