A shinkansen with a Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse design commemorating the the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse's screen debut will feature in JR Kyushu's "Go! Waku Waku Trip with MICKEY" campaign to promote travel in Kyushu by shinkansen.

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During the first phase of the "Waku Waku Trip Shinkansen" campaign you can enjoy the fun Mickey-themed livery wrap as well as headrest covers on every seat. The theme of this livery design is chasing your dream together with Mickey Mouse. Since the campaign started on 17th May, some of you might already have traveled on this Shinkansen!

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The second specially wrapped shinkansen  in this campaign started running from 1st August! In this design, Mickey and Minnie are enjoying an exciting trip together, and photographs of Mickey and Minnie taken at main tourist spots in each prefecture of Kyushu are displayed.

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About JR Kyushu Waku Waku Trip Shinkansen

  • Train type: Kyushu Shinkansen Series 800 (6 cars)
  • Service route: Hakata-Kumamoto-Kagoshima Chuo
  • Campaign period:

Phase One: Friday 17th May 2019 to Sunday 1st September 2019 
Phase Two: Thursday 1st August 2019  to Wednesday 27th November 2019  (estimated)
1st August is a special operation day and seats on the train are only available to invited guests. 

Since shinkansen of both phases of the JR Kyushu Waku Waku Trip campaign will be running in August, there's a chance you may see both shinkansen passing each other!

Kyushu limited original goods

Of course, there is lots of original Mickey merchandise to choose from too! The selection includes a shinkansen-shaped pouch, apron, adhesive tape, clear file, small tote bag and pens etc.

mickey original good

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From August, original souvenir goods featuring both shinkansen including a key holder and pin badge set (1,200 yen + tax) are on sale, with more related goods due to be released soon.

key holder

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Railroad toy "Plarail"

JR Kyushu Waku Waku Trip Shinkansen

TOMY Company Ltd. released a Plarail toy train with the "JR Kyushu Waku Waku Trip Shinkansen" design in July to coincide with the campaign.

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Product information

Product Name: Takara TOMY Plarail  JR Kyushu Waku Waku Trip Shinkansen
Release date: 18th July 2019 
Price: 3,000 yen + tax ※ Track is sold separately
Available from:
Some passenger cars of JR Kyushu Waku Waku Trip Shinkansen, Plarail specialty stores "Plarail shop", department and toy stores nationwide, shopping websites, etc.

JR Kyushu Waku Waku Trip Shinkansen Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Design

Another Plarail train with the design of "JR Kyushu Waku Waku Trip Shinkansen Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse" will be released on 29th August. Some stores in Kyushu will specially sell limited quantities of this product one week before the general release.

Mickey Train

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※Image is for purpose of illustration only. The actual product may differ.

Product information

Product Name:  Takara TOMY Plarail JR Kyushu Waku Waku Trip Shinkansen Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Design
Kyushu Advance Release Date: 22nd August 2019 
General Release Date: 29th August 2019 
Price: 5,000 yen + tax ※ Track is sold separately
Available from:

Some passenger cars of JR Kyushu Waku Waku Trip Shinkansen, Plarail specialty stores "Plarail shop", department and toy stores nationwide, shopping websites, etc.

Waku waku trip with Mickey

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Fun-loving Mickey Mouse is going on an exciting trip to Kyushu. Passengers meet Original Art of Mickey and Minnie on their trip and the various incidents that they encounter will create dreams and and stories of exciting adventures. Let’s join this exciting trip with Mickey!

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