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Rail and Bus Passes for Kyushu

If you live outside of Japan and are planning to take a trip around Kyushu, you might consider the following passes to save some money on transportation costs and expand the scope of your travels. JR Kyushu Rail Pass This … Continue reading

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Construction Scheduled to Begin for the Nagasaki Shinkansen

JR Kyushu has made the final decision to proceed with construction of the Isahaya-Nagasaki portion of the planned Nagasaki Shinkansen (“bullet train”) route and submitted this decision to the national government for approval. Construction of this final portion is expected … Continue reading

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Tour of Tastes: Shinkansen Meal Featuring Foods from Osaka to Kagoshima

Recently, on a ride from Osaka to Fukuoka on the Shinkansen (“bullet train”), I was surprised to find a new, limited-time bento (meal comprising various small portions arranged in a box) on the menu. In order to commemorate the completion … Continue reading

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Opening of the Kyushu Shinkansen (“Bullet Train”)

On March 12, 2011, the Kyushu Shinkansen (“bullet train”) line will be complete and open for operation. Previously, the Shinkansen (Sanyo Line) ran from Osaka to Fukuoka, and the Kyushu Shinkansen ran from Kagoshima to Shin-Yatsushiro, with the two connected … Continue reading

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