Shinkansen 新幹線 (Bullet Train Line)
“Shinkansen” [新幹線/しんかんせん] is the japanese high speed railway.
The origin of “Shinkansen” was started in october 1964, from Tokyo to Shin Osaka, which called “Tokaido Shinkansen”.
Then it spreaded through the whole Japan.
Nowadays, There are 7 “Shinkansen” lines in Japan, “Hokkaido Shinkansen”, “Tohoku Shinkansen”, “Joetsu Shinkansen”, “Hokuriku Shinkansen”, “Sanyo Shinkansen”, Kyushu Shinkansen” and “Tokaido Shinkansen”.
Picture: earliest generation Shinkansen
“Shinkansen” can run over 200km/h, and the maximum speed is 320km/h.
“Shinkansen” is one of the safe and on time high speed railway.
To tell you a “safety”, there is no fatal‐accident over 50 years, after “Shinkansen” started business operation.
And about “on time”, the average time delay per train was only half minute.
To trip in Japan, “Shinkansen” is a good vehicle.
The time from Tokyo to Kyoto is less than 2.5hours.
While on journey, you can enjoy “ekiben”(station lunch) in the train and also alcohol is served.