Nozomi Shinkansen Train 新幹線 のぞみ号

  • Published on : 15/05/2017
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The Nozomi Shinkansen: all about the fastest super-express bullet train

The Nozomi is the super-express bullet train service on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line, faster than the Kodama and Hikari services, and is the only shinkansen service not covered by the Japan Rail Pass.
All about Japans fastest super-express bullet train.

Japan Railways: Nozomi Shinkansen Train 新幹線 のぞみ号

The Nozomi (Japanese for "Hope" or "Wish") is Japan's fastest bullet train, being the super-express service on the Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen that runs between Tokyo and out west to Kyushu.

Nozomi bullet train at Tokyo Station

Nozomi bullet train at Tokyo Station

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Frequency of trains

Going west, a Nozomi train departs Tokyo station about every 10 minutes, often less. Going east, a Nozomi train departs Hakata station about every 15 to 20 minutes. However, not all Nozomi services start from Tokyo or Hakata, and many go only as far as Shin-Osaka, i.e., traversing only the Tokaido or the Sanyo Shinkansen Line.

Front nozzle of a Nozomi Shinkansen

Front nozzle of a Nozomi Shinkansen

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