• Kyodo News


The New Year’s return rush peaked Sunday with trains, airports and roads all packed with travelers coming back from hometowns or resorts in the early morning.

According to Japan Railway companies, reserved seats on Tokyo-bound bullet trains on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line were almost fully booked throughout the day, while all nonreserved seats were occupied on some of the Nozomi bullet trains from Fukuoka to Tokyo.

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