Bullet Train Ride in Japan
Fast, efficient, and punctual are just some of the words used to describe Japan’s bullet train commuter rail line—in Japanese, the shinkansen
. The train can reach speeds of more than 200 miles an hour and some have likened traveling on this feat of mechanical engineering to flying on a jet. Travelers on Overseas Adventure Travel’s Japan's Cultural Treasures
trip will travel to Odawara, where we'll have time to purchase a Japanese-style boxed lunch, at the station before boarding the bullet train to Nagoya. The trip would take about four hours by car, but by shinkansen
, it is a mere hour. Observe vistas of the Japan's countryside as the train speeds past rice paddies with sweeping views of snow-capped Mount Fuji in the distance. It's truly an experience you can only have in Japan.