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.
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