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)
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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