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Sanyo Shinkansen
The San'yō Shinkansen
Shinkansen
(山陽新幹線, San'yō Shinkansen) is a line of the Japanese Shinkansen
Shinkansen
high-speed rail network, connecting Shin- Osaka
Osaka
in Osaka
Osaka
with Hakata Station
Hakata Station
in Fukuoka, the two largest cities in western Japan. Operated by the West Japan
Japan
Railway Company (JR West), it is a westward continuation of the Tōkaidō Shinkansen and also serves other major cities in between on Honshu
Honshu
and Kyushu islands such as Kobe, Himeji, Okayama, Hiroshima, and Kitakyushu. The Kyushu
Kyushu
Shinkansen
Shinkansen
continues south of Hakata to Kagoshima
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Kodama (train)
Kodama (こだま, "Echo") is one of the three train services running on the Tōkaidō/Sanyō Shinkansen. Kodama trains stop at all stations, making Kodama the slowest Shinkansen
Shinkansen
service for trips between major cities such as Tokyo
Tokyo
and Osaka. The Kodama trains are used primarily for travel to and from smaller cities such as Atami. Travelers between major cities generally take the Nozomi or Hikari services, which make fewer stops
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Chūō-ku, Kobe
Chūō (中央区, Chūō-ku) is one of 9 wards of Kobe
Kobe
City in Japan. It has an area of 28.46 km², and a population of 127,602 with 74,814 households as of January 31, 2012. The ward was formed from the 1980 merger of the former Fukiai-ku and Ikuta-ku. The Consulate-General of Panama in Kobe
Kobe
is located on the eighth floor of the Moriyama Building in Chūō-ku.[1] Also in the ward are the headquarters of Sumitomo Rubber Industries[2] and Sysmex Corporation, a global medical devices manufacturing company.[3]Contents1 Places of note 2 Education 3 Gallery 4 References 5 External linksPlaces of note[edit]Port of Kobe Port Island Kobe
Kobe
Port Tower Harborland Kobe
Kobe
AirportEducation[edit]This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it
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JR Kyoto Line
The JR Kyoto
Kyoto
Line (JR京都線, JR Kyōto-sen) is a commuter rail line in the Osaka-Kobe- Kyoto
Kyoto
Metropolitan Area owned and operated by West Japan
Japan
Railway Company (JR West)
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Yodogawa-ku, Osaka
Yodogawa (淀川区, Yodogawa-ku) is one of 24 wards of Osaka, Japan. It is located in the north of the city.Contents1 Economy 2 Transport 3 Landmarks 4 Education 5 Politics 6 References 7 External linksEconomy[edit] Nissin Foods
Nissin Foods
has its corporate headquarters in Yodogawa-ku.[1][2] The company moved to its current headquarters in 1977, when the construction of the building was completed.[3] Transport[edit] Railway stations in the ward include:
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Kagoshima
Kagoshima
Kagoshima
(鹿児島市, Kagoshima-shi, Japanese: [ka̠ɡ̃o̞ɕima̠]) is the capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture at the south western tip of the island of Kyushu
Kyushu
in Japan, and the largest city in the prefecture by some margin. It has been nicknamed the " Naples
Naples
of the Eastern world" for its bay location (Aira Caldera), hot climate, and emblematic stratovolcano, Sakurajima
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Hokushin Line
The Hokushin Kyuko Railway Co., Ltd. (北神急行電鉄株式会社, Hokushin Kyūkō Dentetsu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a private railway company in Kobe, Japan. Its headquarters are in Kita-ku, Kobe. Investors in the company include Hankyu Railway and Kobe Electric Railway, and it is a subsidiary of Hankyu Hanshin Holdings.Contents1 Operations 2 Stations 3 History 4 References 5 External linksOperations[edit] The Hokushin Line is Hokushin Kyuko's only passenger line. The 7.5-kilometre (4.7 mi) line is owned by Kōbe Rapid Transit Railway and has two stations, Tanigami in Kita-ku and Shin-Kobe in Chūō-ku
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Kitakyushu
Kitakyushu
Kitakyushu
(Japanese: 北九州市, Hepburn: Kitakyūshū-shi, lit. "North Kyushu
Kyushu
City") is one of two designated cities in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, together with Fukuoka, with a population of just under 1 million people.Contents1 History<
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Hiroshima
Hiroshima
Hiroshima
(広島市, Hiroshima-shi, Japanese: [çiɾoɕima]) is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture
Hiroshima Prefecture
and the largest city in the Chūgoku region
Chūgoku region
of western Honshu
Honshu
- the largest island of Japan. Hiroshima, a name meaning "Broad Island", gained city status on April 1, 1889. On April 1, 1980, Hiroshima
Hiroshima
became a designated city. As of August 2016[update], the city has an estimated population of 1,196,274
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Himeji, Hyōgo
Himeji
Himeji
(姫路市, Himeji-shi) is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture in the Kansai region
Kansai region
of Japan. As of May 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 534,881, with 213,950 households and a population density of 1,000.84 persons per km². The total area is 534.43 km2 (206.34 sq mi).Contents1 History1.1 Air raid2 Climate 3 Points of interest 4 Education 5 International relations5.1 Twin towns – Sister cities5.1.1 International 5.1.2 Japan 5.1.3 Sister castle6 Notable people from Himeji 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] Himeji
Himeji
has been the center of Harima Province
Harima Province
since Nara period. After the Battle of Sekigahara, Ikeda Terumasa
Ikeda Terumasa
received a fief at Harima Province and established the Himeji
Himeji
Domain
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Kobe
Kobe
Kobe
(神戸市, Kōbe-shi, Japanese: [koːꜜbe]) is the sixth-largest city in Japan
Japan
and the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture. It is located on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, on the north shore of Osaka Bay
Osaka Bay
and about 30 km (19 mi) west of Osaka. With a population around 1.5 million, the city is part of the Keihanshin
Keihanshin
metropolitan area along with Osaka
Osaka
and Kyoto.[2] The earliest written records regarding the region come from the Nihon Shoki, which describes the founding of the Ikuta Shrine
Ikuta Shrine
by Empress Jingū in AD 201.[3][4] For most of its history, the area was never a single political entity, even during the Tokugawa period, when the port was controlled directly by the Tokugawa shogunate
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Kyushu
Kyushu
Kyushu
(九州, Kyūshū, literally "Nine Provinces"; Japanese: [kʲɯːꜜɕɯː]) is the third largest island of Japan
Japan
and most southwesterly of its four main islands.[2] Its alternative ancient names include Kyūkoku (九国, "Nine Provinces"), Chinzei (鎮西, "West of the Pacified Area"), and Tsukushi-no-shima (筑紫島, "Island of Tsukushi"). The historical regional name Saikaidō
Saikaidō
(西海道, lit
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Central Japan Railway Company
The Central Japan
Japan
Railway Company (東海旅客鉄道株式会社, Tōkai Ryokaku Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha) is the main railway company operating in the Chūbu (Nagoya) region of central Japan. It is officially abbreviated in English as JR Central
JR Central
and in Japanese as JR Tōkai (JR東海). Tōkai is a reference to the geographical region in which the company chiefly operates. JR Central's operational hub is Nagoya
Nagoya
Station and the company's administrative headquarters are located in the JR Central Towers
JR Central Towers
in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture.[6] The busiest railway line operated by JR Central
JR Central
is the Tōkaidō Main Line
Tōkaidō Main Line
between Atami Station and Maibara Station
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Honshu
Honshu
Honshu
(Japanese: 本州, translit. Honshū, lit. '"Main island/Main province', pronounced [hoꜜɴɕɯː] ( listen)) is the largest and most populous island of Japan,[1] located south of Hokkaido
Hokkaido
across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku
Shikoku
across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu
Kyushu
across the Kanmon Straits. The island separates the Sea of Japan, which lies to its north and west, from the North Pacific Ocean to its south and east
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Fukuoka, Fukuoka
Fukuoka
Fukuoka
(福岡市, Fukuoka-shi, Japanese: [ɸɯ̥kɯꜜoka]) is the capital city of Fukuoka
Fukuoka
Prefecture, situated on the northern shore of Japanese island Kyushu. It is the most populous city on the island, followed by Kitakyushu. It is the largest city and metropolitan area west of Keihanshin. The city was designated on April 1, 1972, by government ordinance. Greater Fukuoka, with a population of 2.5 million people (2005 census), is part of the heavily industrialized Fukuoka– Kitakyushu
Kitakyushu
zone as well as Northern Kyushu. As of 2015[update], Fukuoka
Fukuoka
is Japan’s sixth largest city, having passed the population of Kobe.[1] As of July 2011[update], Fukuoka
Fukuoka
passed the population of Kyoto
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Osaka
Osaka
Osaka
(大阪市, Ōsaka-shi) (Japanese pronunciation: [oːsaka];  listen (help·info)) is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture
Osaka Prefecture
and the largest component of the Keihanshin
Keihanshin
Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan
Japan
and among the largest in the world with over 19 million inhabitants
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