Although the number of Shinkansen reservations during the Golden Week holidays has increased from last year, it remains at about 50% of the level before the spread of the new coronavirus, and the situation is still severe.

JR companies have summarized the reservation status of reserved seats on the Shinkansen during the period from April 28th to May 8th, including the long holidays, as of the 13th.

According to this, the total number of reserved seats on each Shinkansen, excluding the Tohoku, Akita, and Yamagata Shinkansen, which had not started accepting reservations due to derailment accidents, was 1.03 million, which was 1.62 times that of last year. Compared to the same period four years ago before the spread of the new corona infection, it is only about 50%.

The reservation rate for each Shinkansen

is 2.39 times for the Tokaido

Shinkansen, 2.13 times for the Sanyo

Shinkansen, 1.91 times for the Hokuriku Shinkansen

, and 0.99 times for the Kyushu Shinkansen

. It is about 1.7 times.

The peak of this year's reservation is

▽ downhill on April 29

▽ uphill on May 5th.

JR companies say, "We are taking measures against infection such as ventilation and disinfection inside the car, so please use it with confidence."