Hello Kitty Shinkansen: The cutest bullet train. Japan is known for its themed trains. Few months ago, JR west launched a new Hello Kitty-themed bullet train. The exterior of the train is completely designed in hello Kitty theme. The first car, called Hello Plaza showcases local specialities, delicacies, and souvenirs. Limited edition and original souvenir products are sold onboard here. The second car named Kawaii Room is covered from top to bottom with the popular Sanrio feline character and her friends, featuring a Hello Kitty doll in Shinkansen uniform. The floor is covered in pink bubbles and the shape of Hello Kitty's head. There are 2 such trains which run each day. They are Kodama 730 (Hakata to Shin-Osaka) and Kodama 741 (Shin-Osaka to Hakata). I travelled just a short distance i.e. from Himeji to shin Osaka on this train during my recent visit to Japan.