In march 2018
, JR West announced that they will introduce a special shinkansen : the Hello Kitty shinkansen!
Since late June 2018, a shinkansen, a 500 serie, is indeed running from Shin-Osaka
to Hakata Station
(Fukuoka) as a Kodama
Departure from Hakata: 6:40
Departure from Shin-Osaka: 11:29
Good news : as a Kodama train, it is covered by the Japan Rail Pass
As the the Harry Potter shinkansen
and the Evangelion shinkansen
in 2015, a 8
cars shinkansen is wrapped with the famous Character from Sanrio Co.