- The E5 series Shinkansen Hayabusa is the fastest high speed train service in Japan today. This train service started on 5th march 2011 and operated by the East Japan railway company. E5 series train is operated between Tokyo and Aomory. At top speed of 198.8 mph, the E5 series Shinkansen would reach Shin-Aomory station from Tokyo (distance – 444.28 mi) in just 2 hours and 56 minutes.
- The front car of E5 series train has a 15 meter long nose. This design help to minimize the sound and vibration while the train goes through the tunnels. The design of Hayabusa train is based on Fastech 360S high speed train developed by the East Japan Railway company. The E5 series Shinkansen has 10 car sets and a seating capacity of 731.
- Each E5 series Shinkansen has three main classes – standard, green and gran class, offers. The standard class offers 658 seats, green class offers 55 seats and gran class offers 18 seats. The gran class is the main attraction of Hayabusa train. This premium class offers high end luxury facilities for you.
- In gran class you can see 18 extra comfortable power-reclining seats with leather coating. All passengers will get amenities such as eye mask, slippers and blankets. The staff will also serve soft drinks and food for you.