JR selling real Shinkansen seats online
Actual Shinkansen products, such as seats and a train driver’s pocket watch, were made available for purchase online.
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai), the operator of the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train line linking Tokyo and Shin-Osaka stations, began selling items from its Shinkansen train services on Oct. 12. The items were from or related to the 700 series bullet trains.
The 700 series bullet trains are being gradually replaced with new train cars. JR Tokai said it decided to sell items online after enjoying large sales at an event.
The company sold about 400 units of 24 different kinds of items in its first round, made available on the JR Tokai Tetsudo Club (JR Tokai railway club) website. The items included driver’s chairs and Green Car (first-class) seats, priced at ¥80,000 each.
JR Tokai said most of the items sold out within one hour of going on sale.