Bullet Train Travel Tip: Charge Electronics Onboard the Shinkansen
Anyone who has travelled this country knows that Japan is super convenient – convenience stores are always near, vending machines on every block and hotel amenities that mean you can leave your toiletries at home.
After a day spent taking photos at Hakone Shrine, and knowing I’d have little time for charging my camera batteries when I arrived in Nagoya, I simply plugged in my charger below the window next to my seat on the Hikari Shinkansen service. After the trip, which took a little over an hour, I had enough battery power for a few hours of photography in Nagoya.
Remember these tips to charge your electronics while on the bullet train:
- Buy a power adaptor if using electronics from other countries.
- These outlets are found in most N700 Series Shinkansen and in the Green Cars of the newer E5 Hayabusa & E6 Super Komachi.
- Get a window seat, as the outlets are at either end of each row, below the window.
Before arriving in Japan, be sure to order a JR Pass (if it’s worth it).