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Bullet Train Travel Tip: Charge Electronics Onboard the Shinkansen

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Bullet Train Travel Tip: Charge Electronics Onboard the Shinkansen

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Power charger on the N700 Series Shinkansen in Japan

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.

Power charger on the N700 Series Shinkansen in Japan

Onboard the N700 Shinkansen from JR Odawara Station heading to JR Nagoya Station

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).

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Deano「ヂィノ」 Wormald

Your man in Japan, online since 2009. I used to live in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, and travel to Japan at least once a year for three weeks.

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