This is one of Japan's bullet trains. I don't know how fast it goes but at times it seems as if it's going 80mph. Although, that might be an incorrect assumption because I've been in China for a while. No one in China goes pass 30 mph... From the exterior to the interior of the Shinkansen, it is modeled after a airplane. It's very cool!
Arrival in Japan!!!!!!! December 21st 2005 On my trip to Japan, I went with two other people, Jenny and Gerard. Jenny is my roommate and Gerard is an exchange student from Spain. We really did not have a set plan on where we wanted to go, what to see, or even where to stay. We bought a Lonely Planet (a travel book) and basically lived our two week lives in Japan off of that book. One thing was for sure and that was that we were going to ... read more
Asia » Japan » Chiba » Narita In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more