#016 The Shinkansen

The Shinkansen bullet train is the best way to travel long distances in a short amount of time.

And it looks awesome.


Top speeds of 320km per hour.
Planned expansion to cover from Sapporo Hokkaido to Nagasaki in Kyushu.

The tickets can be expensive: ranging from non-reserved seating free-for-alls to green car luxury reserved seats.

But the travel time difference is immense.

Example: a 3 hour local train ride from Okayama to Hiroshima takes just 30 minutes.



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