Japanese Rail Passes

We’ve bought our rail passes for Japan. We’re going to take the Shinkansen from Kyoto to Hiroshima and back. The passes aren’t cheap, but turn out to be about the same cost as that return journey. I thought it was slightly odd that the promotional leaflet that came with the tickets had a famous picture of a tsunami on it. Not sure many other countries would advertise their natural disasters in tourist literature! Anyway, it’s pretty exciting to be going on some of the world’s fastest trains. Check out this video of a Nozomi Shinkansen. This is the only one we can’t use our pass on, so we won’t quite make 300 km/h, we’ll have to be satisfied with 285 km/h…

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