Here’s a video of some Japanese high speed bullet trains — or Shinkansen — taken on our way back to Tokyo from a trip to Mt. Fuji/Hakone. Here goes:
I loved riding the trains — so fast (130 mph) yet smooth as silk. For comparison, it took us 2 hours and 20 minutes on the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto. If we had taken the bus it would have been 7-8 hours. Normal trains would have been about 4 hours. Oh and — there is always a Shinkansen + they are on time! During rush hour, a train departs Tokyo station every 6 minutes. Wow.
Wish we had one here! But first, I guess I better start slow — ha ha — and lobby for a bike path to downtown…
Oh and! There are little stands selling the best green tea ice cream in the stations! YUM. This stand wasn’t in a station, but back in Tokyo in the fabric district — more on that yumminess later.
And here’s the best shot I have of Mt. Fuji — aka Fuji-san — taken on a Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto. More on that later, too.
Really craving some green tea now…I think I’ll go make some.