Riding Japan's Amazing Shinkansen
The Japanese Shinkansen meets many of the passenger transportation needs of this densely populated mountainous country.
by Bob Kerstetter
Developed during a time when other nations expected the demise of passenger rail service, the Japanese Shinkansen ideally meets many of the passenger transportation needs of this densely populated mountainous country. Among these needs, the bullet train supplies a quick and economical way for visitors to travel Japan.
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At Kitakami Station the Shinkansen conductor makes sure all passengers clear the train before continuing to the next stop.