Around The World by Train. Journey #150 (of #224). Tokaido Shinkansen.

Osaka to Tokyo. Tokaido Shinkansen.

The route of the original Japanese ‘bullet train’ in 1964 (taking just 4 hours between Osaka and Tokyo at the time). The fastest Nozomi trains can now cover the 515 kilometre route in just 2 hours and 22 minutes.


Web resources for this route:

Official Train Operator: www.jr-central.co.jp (JR Central) (English version)

Tokaido Shinkansen (Wikipedia)

Travelling the Golden Route on Japan’s Tokaido Shinkansen (Lonely Planet)

The Tokaido Shinkansen (Matthew Woodward)

Tokaido Shinkansen (www.japan-guide.com)


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