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Train in Japan : What ’s new in march 2019 ?

Travel by train with a Japan Rail Pass

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The Fuji Excursion Limited Express with a Japan Rail Pass
Each year new train services and timetables revisions are unveiled in March in Japan. Here some of them for the year 2019 : 

Limited Express in Japan 
- A new Limited Express services connects Shinjuku Station and Kawaguchiko and the Mt Fuji area, twice a day : the new Fuji Excursion train. It is covered by the Japan Rail Pass with an additional fee ( 1140 yens).

- A new limited express train started in December 2017 between Shinjuku and Matsumoto : the Limited Express Azusa. The latest technology was used to handle the many curves and then improve the comfort.
The Limited Express La View by Seibu
- The private company Seibu introduce the Limited Express La View between Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo and Seibu Chichibu Station in Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo

SHINKANSEN
- The Nozomi on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line will connect Tokyo to Shin Osaka in 2h27 instead of 2h30.

- Supreme « Gran class » will be introduced on the Joetsu Shinkansen Line. 
The Hokkaido Shinkansen with a Japan Rail Pass


- Thanks to higher speed in the Seikan tunnel, the Hayabusa on the Hokkaido Shinkansen Line will connect Tokyo to Shin Hakodate in 3h48 instead of 4h02

Your Pass at the best price

National JR Pass From $ 268
JR Kansai Pass From $ 20
JR Kyushu Pass From $ 139
JR Shikoku Pass From $ 83
JR West Pass From $ 176
JR Hokkaido Pass From $ 153
JR Central Pass From $ 130
JR East Pass From $ 241

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