Japan’s West Kyushu Shinkansen bullet train service to Nagasaki is set to open this fall

Originally published on Sora News by Krista Rogers


JR Kyushu reveals the starting date for the newest stretch of Shinkansen in southwestern Japan.

Once you’ve ridden a Shinkansen bullet train in Japan, you’ll never want to travel any other way. They’re incredibly efficient, clean, and are continually connecting more and more parts of the country for an oh-so-smooth and hassle-free ride from as far north as Hokkaido to as far south as Kyushu.

Speaking of Japan’s southern island of Kyushu, the current Kyushu Shinkansen service runs between Hakata Station in Fukuoka Prefecture and Kagoshima-Chuo Station in Kagoshima Prefecture. Since 2008, however, an extension of the line

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