bullet train (shinkansen)

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A New and Improved Japanese Bullet Train Is in the Works

If you’ve ever lived or been to Japan, then you’ve definitely heard of, or even ridden, a Shinkansen or bullet train. The Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) officially announced that they are working on a new-generation bullet train – the Chuo Shinkansen. Find out about it here! Chuo Shinkansen jp.fotolia.com/ The Chuo Shinkansen is…

100 Things to Do in Osaka, the Japanese City of Street Food, Culture, and Comedy

Osaka is the third biggest city in Japan and is home to delicious street food, comedy, Universal Studios, and Glico’s famous Running Man. Those who visit Osaka admire the charm of its friendly and outgoing people and nationwide renowned dishes. If you visit Kansai’s coolest city, there is a huge amount of things to do…

10 Things That Will Definitely Make You Say “Wow!” During Your Visit to Japan

Travels become memorable when you get the chance to take on unique experiences, taste great food, and meet foreign people. But it becomes even more memorable with the presence of “wow” factors that are too captivating to forget! Japan has always been among the top destinations for those who are up for anything bizarre or…

Traveling in Japan? Maximize the JR Pass with These 10 Helpful Points!

Flight tickets? Check. Hotel accommodations or Airbnb bookings? Check. Visa and daily itinerary? Double check! Now that you’ve covered most of the major to-do’s and items to be prepared before heading to Japan, it’s time to think of how you are going from point A to B once you’re in the Land of the Rising…

Looking for the Best Bentos in Japan? Here Are 3 Award-Winning Ekibens

When in Japan, you will most likely come across ekiben (train station bento boxes) shops housed within the train stations especially if there are long-distance train services passing through there. In order to ease your hunger pangs during the long journeys, there is a dizzying variety of prepacked bento meals sold at such shops to…

It Doesn’t Get Any Better: Suntory Combines Beer and Trains in Japan!

Established in 1899, Suntory Beer is one of the world’s greatest beers. Over the years, it has committed to providing Japan with excellent beer, and Suntory is always actively developing new products that bring new enjoyment to consumers. This time, they are introducing 15 limited-edition cans displaying ‘shinkansen’ trains which are sold all over the…

Japan’s Hokkaido to Tokyo Shinkansen Dream has Now Been Realized!

Japan’s world-class rail system reaches a milestone once again as it opens yet another line to add to its already extensive network. On March 26, 2016, Japan’s shinkansen bullet train opened a direct line from Tokyo to Hokkaido. Tickets sold out within 30 seconds. The historic moment forbes.com/ The historic moment of the first Shinkansen…

14 Things to Love about Japan that is Difficult for other Countries to Beat!

Perhaps you’re familiar with all of the points below, and some of you may even have similar experiences in your home country or have experienced it in other places all around the world. So what’s the difference? The answer is, Japan have turned these ideas into a whole new (and sometimes more extreme) level which…
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