Sunday, November 9, 2014

Ben's Tokyo Trip, pt. 5

Shinkansen (Bullet Train)
On Nov 8th we bought a rail pass open only to tourists on a temporary visa in Japan; to take the fastest train in the world around North and East Japan. We decided to go to Akita in NW Japan nearly 400 miles away. It took 3.5 hours to get there...

This train we rode in was made in 2013 by Kawasaki. 

YES, that GPS app on my phone says 195.3 Miles per Hour!

This little boy is sad that his train is only going to travel 50 miles per hour.

The trains are brand new and yet everyone else is already bored even though they are in a giant Formula 1 race car...

This boy is happy to be eating delicious food at 200mph in very comfortable seats. The trains are  immaculate, the bathrooms are small but clean, and phone chargers are at every seat.

Here is an idea of what  it is like when a Shinkansen goes by you:

 The annual average of our train for NOT being on-time in rain, sleet, snow, and sun is 6 seconds...That is, it has an average of being 6 seconds late. Take that Delta Airlines!

1 comment:

Matthew Sebree said...

Amazing photos!! I can't wait to see more and hear more.