Hokkaido is now officially linked to the capital of Japan via a Shinkansen. Right on schedule as I blogged about last year. The Hokkaido Shinkansen Line, which runs between Shin-Aomori and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto, Hokkaido, and slices the travel time from Tokyo to Hokkaido by 53 minutes, is now in operation.
According to operators Hokkaido Railway Co. and East Japan Railway Co., the high-speed trains running on their two lines between Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto and the capital will take as little as four hours and two minutes. The Infographic below by the Japan Times illustrates the awesomeness of the new Hokkaido Shinkansen well.
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.