• April 27, 2022

    San’yo Shinkansen Timetable

    The San’yo Shinkansen line runs from Shin-Osaka Station to Hakata Station in Fukuoka and includes stops at Kobe, Himeji, Okayama, Hiroshima and multiple other stations. On this page you will find...
  • March 26, 2022

    Shin-Kobe Station

    Located to the north of the city centre, Shin-Kobe Station is a stop on the San’yo Shinkansen / ‘Bullet Train’ line running from Shin-Osaka to Hakata. As such, it acts as a major transport hub wh...
  • March 25, 2022

    San’yo Shinkansen (Shin-Osaka–Shin-Kobe–Okayama–Hiroshima–Hakata)

    The San’yo Shinkansen runs from Shin-Osaka Station to Hakata Station with some services connecting through to the Tokaido Shinkansen and Kyushu Shinkansen lines – making it a fast and convenient ...
  • March 10, 2021

    How to Get to Kyoto

    One of Japan's most popular destinations, Kyoto is the most historic city in the country, attracting millions of visitors each year. A city of huge cultural importance, Kyoto boasts some of Japan...
  • March 10, 2021

    How to Get to Nara

    Within easy reach of both Kyoto and Osaka, Nara is a much smaller city but one with a very important history. As the capital prior to Kyoto, Nara boasts many significant temples including Japan’s...
  • March 9, 2021

    40 Things to Do in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka & Where to Stay

    Marking the border of western and central Japan, the cities of Kyoto, Nara and Osaka are all firmly established as popular destinations for international visitors. The proximity of the three citi...
  • March 9, 2021

    How to Get to Osaka

    As Japan’s third largest city, Osaka is a huge metropolis with a big reputation. A city of shopping, eating and nightlife, Osaka is a bit more brash than Tokyo and a lot less refined than Kyoto. ...
  • March 5, 2021

    10 Best Places to See Autumn Leaves in Kyoto

    Japan's former capital and most historic city attracts visitors from all over the world. Home to many of the country's most important temples and shrines, Kyoto is blessed with some truly beautif...
  • March 2, 2021

    Where to Stay in Kyoto & Nara?

    Lying within close proximity of each other, Kyoto and Nara both served as the seats of power for the majority of Japan's history. While the name and imagery of Kyoto will be immediately familiar ...