Hello Kitty Shinkansen

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The Hello Kitty Shinkansen, known officially as the "Hello Kitty Shinkansen 500 Series" is a special, themed bullet train operated by JR West in Japan since June 2018.

The train's interior and exterior showcase a vibrant Hello Kitty theme, featuring the popular Sanrio character Hello Kitty, along with her friends and various designs inspired by the franchise. 

It runs from Shin-Osaka to Hakata Station (Fukuoka) as a Kodama Shinkansen train. This means that you can use your JR Pass to board the train and to make seat reservations, at no extra cost.


Read more about this train in our article here.


You can find the train schedule on the official website: Hello Kitty Shinkansen.

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