The Japan Grand New Trunk Line, known in Japanese (and sometimes in English) as the Nippon Dai Shinkansen (日本大新幹線) is the longest and fastest train line in Japan. Like many other modern trunk lines, it is of a wheeled maglev hybrid design. Being a high-speed line, it stops only at major settlements, letting its branch lines (some of which share the same route) take care of the rest. Still, the cities served by this line are some of the largest in the country, and access to other large cities by rail is usually very convenient. Other shinkansen lines serve stops in-between and in other areas, and pick up from where the shinkansen leave off. On long stretches, the train can reach a top speed of over 500 km/h. However, it usually goes considerably slower. The track is often tilted for better performance on its many curves. From Sapporo to Kumamoto, the fastest ride takes 7 hours 16 minutes.

Japan Grand New Trunk Line Stops

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Map of Japan

Sapporo, Hokkaido Semi-Autonomous Region
Hakodate, Hokkaido Semi-Autonomous Region
Aomori, Aomori Semi-Autonomous Region
Hachinohe, Aomori Semi-Autonomous Region
Morioka NPA Town, Iwate National Preservation Area
Sendai, Miyagi
Koriyama, Fukushima
Utsunomiya NPA Town, Tochigi National Preservation Area
Omiya, Saitama
Tokyo-Ueno, Tokyo
Tokyo, Tokyo
Tokyo-Shinagawa, Tokyo
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Shizuoka NPA Town, Shizuoka National Preservation Area
Hamamatsu NPA Town, Shizuoka National Preservation Area
Nagoya, Aichi
Kyoto, Kyoto
Osaka, Osaka
Kobe, Hyogo
Okayama NPA Town, Okayama National Preservation Area
Hiroshima, Hiroshima
Kokura, Fukuoka
Fukuoka, Fukuoka
Kumamoto NPA Town, Kumamoto National Preservation Area

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