The Railway Museum in Saitama

Take a short train ride outside Tokyo to Saitama to the Railway Museum and enjoy hours of fun learning about railway technology over the years and Japan's own technological contributions. This museum has everything in its various exhibits from simulators, explanations of train-related jobs, history, science, real trains, miniature trains, dioramas as well as looking at … Continue reading The Railway Museum in Saitama

Hokkaido and Tokyo to be linked via Shinkansen

The Hokuriku Shinkansen launched in March this year connecting  Tokyo to Kanazawa, come March 2016 there will be another Shinkansen launch when Tokyo gets linked with Hokkaido via the Hokkaido Shinkansen. Hokkaido Railway Co. and East Japan Railway Co. will provide 13 round-trips per day on the Hokkaido Shinkansen line. The one way trip will … Continue reading Hokkaido and Tokyo to be linked via Shinkansen

Hokuriku Shinkansen – Tokyo-Kanazawa

Japan's newest bullet train is set to start service on March 14th. The Hokuriku Shinkansen will operate between Nagano and Kanazawa. The new route will provide scenic views of the passing countryside such as the  Tateyama Range which looks spectacular in varying seasons. The Hokuriku Shinkansen is a very attractive train. The journey time between Tokyo and Kanazawa … Continue reading Hokuriku Shinkansen – Tokyo-Kanazawa

Practical Japanese: Shinkansen Automatic Ticket Machine

Practical Japanese is a new series I am starting where from time to time I will publish a photo and/or video displaying Japanese characters whether Kanji, Katakana, Hiranga or a combination of them. I hope that seeing Japanese being used is a practical everyday sense will help expand the vocabulary of fellow Japanese learners so … Continue reading Practical Japanese: Shinkansen Automatic Ticket Machine

Shinkansen 700 and N700 series gallery – A Densha Otaku’s Wetdream

I may have had a romantic experience with the Narita Express but the Shinkansen has had been captivated for years and while in Japan I clocked up a lot of miles going between Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka on theTōkaidō Shinkansen as I made good use of my 21 day Japan Rail Pass which after … Continue reading Shinkansen 700 and N700 series gallery – A Densha Otaku’s Wetdream

E5 Series Shinkansen makes Official debut

Train enthusiasts in Japan are ecstatic as East Japan Railway Company (JR East) official debuted the E5 Series Shinkansen or "Hayabusa" today which will be operating on the Tōhoku Shinkansen Line from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori with major stations like Sendai and Morioka. Hayabusa is Japanese for Peregrine Falcon, a bird that can be found in temperate … Continue reading E5 Series Shinkansen makes Official debut

Tohoku Shinkansen Links Tokyo with Aomori

Aomori Prefecture is at the northern tip of HonshÅ«, Japan's main island and is now home to two brand new train stations and fully connected to the country's high speed rail network. The Tohoku Shinkansen Line has expanded to Shin-Aomori Station which now connects it to Japan's capital Tokyo along 713.7-kilometers of track. The trip from … Continue reading Tohoku Shinkansen Links Tokyo with Aomori