In addition to boasting one of the world's most advanced railway systems, the Land of the Rising Sun is home to the world-famous Shinkansen, which is world-renowned. While the word "Shinkansen" is normally used in English to refer to a Japanese bullet train, it is also used to describe modern rail lines that are served by these renowned trains.
A bullet Nozomi train, Japan's rail pride, is the fastest and most comfortable means of getting around the country. Shinkansen trains can impress even seasoned travelers with their amazing onboard amenities or their incredible departure schedule. In addition, they have an excellent safety record, with no accidents resulting in passenger deaths in the last decade.
Known for their smooth rides and outstanding onboard amenities (as well as 2 travel classes: Ordinary Car and Green Car), the Japanese bullet trains of the Niozomi brand provide unparalleled comfort to passengers. In first class, most trains offer cushy adjustable seats with a very comfortable headrest and plenty of legroom, Wi-Fi connections, food trolleys, and in-seat reading lights.
At the moment, Shinkansen railway system consists of 7 high-speed lines, plus 2 additional lines make up mini-shinkansen. In addition to covering popular tourist destinations, they also cover off-the-beaten-path destinations worth visiting.