Hotel Metropolitan Edmont in Tokyo has a shinkansen simulator at its lobby

Practice geeks rejoice! Now you have the probability to ‘drive’ an E5 shinkansen at the Lodge Metropolitan Edmont in Iidabashi. The teach simulator, which usually takes satisfaction of area at the resort lobby, will be listed here right up until March 2023 for friends to appreciate a simulated exam-travel in the Tohoku region. This is the simulator’s very first community appearance – and there are a several techniques you can settle in on the driver’s seat.

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Photo: JR-East Lodges

The machine offers the E5’s iconic turquoise color and it is practically as significant as the cockpit of an genuine E5 shinkansen. You are going to get to navigate the practice together a quick route in between Oyama and Utsunomiya stations at 320 km/h, the greatest pace for a professional train in Japan.

This devoted replica is equipped with an primary driver’s seat, gauges, switches and levers. Aside from the train’s primary sign stability process DS-ATC, you can also check out the speedometer, S-TIMS (Train Facts Management Program) and other data on three screens.

For the simulation, opt for between a 5-moment and a 10-moment encounter. When the previous features guidance on the screen and travelling a shorter route in between stations, the latter, intermediate stage lets you navigate the train from just one station to the other devoid of any guidance. 

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Image: JR-East Lodges

Unfortunately, you cannot just walk into the resort and hop into the cockpit. To examination-drive the shinkansen product, you have two choices: invest a night at the resort or make a scheduling for the hotel’s lunch buffet.

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Photograph: JR-East MotelsHotel Metropolitan Edmont’s lunch buffet

The buffet, of course, is less expensive. Apart from the all-you-can-consume meal (from ¥3,300 for older people), you’ll only require to shell out an more ¥1,000 for each group to get pleasure from the simulator for 25 minutes. The present buffet deal is offered day-to-day from 11.30am to 2.30pm (3pm on weekends and vacations) till July 15. Notice that the shinkansen working experience can only accommodate four groups for each day, so reserve as shortly as probable.

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Image: JR-East Accommodations

Coach otaku, on the other hand, will appreciate an right away continue to be that involves a 40-moment experience in the E5 simulator. Rooms get started from ¥16,500 for each night together with breakfast. Bookings are at present available right until July 15.

For extra data, see the lodge internet site.

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