After 24 years, Japan is saying good-bye to the last two-level shinkansen train in Japan. It is scheduled to end its regular service on October first."Max" stands for Multi Amenity Express.
The 16 car train has a capacity for 1634 passengers with the uniquely designed upper and lower decks. Because the maximum speed of this train is 240 kilometers per hour, it is considered to be less efficient than the E5 shinkansen which has a maximum speed of 320 kilometers per hour. (If you are too slow, you gotta go).
At Tokyo Station, there is a special E4 Series Escalator, for a limited time as a farewell to Max. It looks just like the front of the shinkansen train. Everything is cute in Japan.
Also for a limited time, souvenirs are available. More can be seen on the official website, link below.
To tell the truth, I didn't even know about the double decker train and soon it will be gone.