Bullet Train in Japan
Bullet Train in Japan

10 Things You Need To Know
Riding the Shinkansen with Kids

These are the 10 essential things you need to know about riding the Shinkansen Bullet Train in Japan with Kids. It’s an awesome experience, and one that should not be missed!

  1. The Shinkansen is the Bullet Train
  2. JR (Japan Railway) operates the Shinkansen
  3. The JR pass allows you to ride any route not privately owned, including the Bullet Train
  4. Except for the Nozomi line Bullet Train; it is not included in the JR pass
  5. The JR pass doesn’t work for most lines outside of Tokyo
  6. You do not need to purchase advance tickets
  7. You have to choose between Reserved seating, more $$, and Non Reserved seating, less $$
  8. There are bathrooms on the train
  9. You can stow large luggage on the train
  10. You have to get on and get off quick
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For more details about each item, read this post on Riding the Bullet Train with Kids. For more Japanese fun, check out our Diapers On A Plane Japan Vlog and links.


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