Cherry Blossom Time in Japan - 2015

23. Shinkansen at Odawarra

Leaving Tonosawa, we return to Odawarra to reboard the Shinkansen (bullet train) to Kyoto. The Shinkansen were introduced to Japanese railways in 1964 - over 50 years ago. The trains are amazingly smooth and comfortable as they travel at maximum speeds of 240 to 320 kph. On busy lines they operate every few minutes, and are on time to the minute!

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