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Free wifi on bullets train 

Shinkansen with a Japan Rail Pass

more services on board 

Following a survey in 2016 in which visitors mentioned a lack of wifi in train cars, the government and the railway company announced recently that free wifi will be launched on bullets train. Indeed during the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, many visitors will use shinkansen lines.

Tohoku, hokuriku, akita, yamagata, joetsu shinkansen
Hokuriku shinkansen with a Japan Rail Pass
 JR East launched free wifi last year on its Tohoku Shinkansen (Tokyo-Sendai-Morioka), Hokuriku Shinkansen (Tokyo-Nagano-Kanazawa) and Akita Shinkansen. Little by little all the trains of this line will be equipped with wifi.

In 2020, all Yamagata Shinkansen Line and all Joetsu Shinkansen Line (Tokyo - Niigata) will be also equipped with wifi. 

Learn more about the shinkansen network.

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Free wifi on shinkansen with a Japan Rail Pass
TOKAIDO, SANYO, kyushu and hokkaido shinkansen
The kyushu shinkansen with a Japan Rail Pass
On Tokaido Lines and Sanyo Lines (Tokyo-Kyoto-Osaka-Fukuoka), Central Japan Railway and West Japan Railway has introduced free wifi last year. Wifi is also available in main stations

The Wifi service is also available on Kyushu shinkansen and Hokkaido shinkansen

To stay connected during your trip, you can also order a pocket wifi
The new Romance Car to Hakone
There are also plans to introduce free wifi in Limited Express as recently in the new Limited express to Hakone.

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