Bullet train (shinkansen new main line - 新幹線)

Japan speed trains are called 'shinkansen' (new main line). Westerners call them bullet trains. They travel at a speed of 300 km/h and regularly set world records (today 581 km/h). One of the most famous line follows the Tokaido road from Tokyo to Osaka. Since its first model in 1964, the shinkasen shape has varied. Some models are close to a bullet, others look more like a duck head.


Shinkansen train in Shinjuku station
Shinkansen trains in Shinjuku station




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