Train fans bid farewell to Nozomi bullet train service
JR West’s famous aircraft-shaped 500-series Nozomi Shinkansen service called it quits as the Nozomi No. 29 went on its last run Sunday, departing from Tokyo station at 12:30 p.m.
Some 1,500 train hobbyists crowded onto the platform to bid farewell to the popular train, a few of whom had begun gathering at 5 a.m. to secure the best spot for snapping photos.
The Nozomi train will now be used on the JR Sanyo Shinkansen line running between Shin-Osaka and Hakata as the Kodama.