Shinkansen Fun Fact Friday


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The Shinkansen (Bullet Train) seems to be a pretty popular topic and I am often asked if I had ever ridden one, what it was like, etc. Well, I have ridden on the Shinkansen, as noted here, and it wasn’t anything special, but no matter how often I say this people still want to hear all about the train! So here’s today’s fact:

According to, the Shinkansen travels 300 km/h (186 mph), is punctual and comfortable. My experience agrees with all of these facts!

Happy Friday!


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