The Japanese railway system is apparently famous for being efficient and punctual. Has anyone mentioned the comfort and service? The picture above is me about to board the fastest bullet train Shinkansen Hayabusa going from Tokyo to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto. It may look super modern and impressive from outside but the interior design and generally comfort was to be desired, comparing to other Japanese commuter trains. With all this hype and fame you would expect superb standard. I was offered ordinary seats and limited leg room. Somewhere between Hiroshima and Nagoya I used a rail service looking like a commuter train but with comfort comparable to first class airplane seats, with tables and holders. Anyway, the railway network is excellent and efficient. Single tickets cost a small fortune for other visitors and residents of Japan, that’s why Japanese RailPass is so popular.
VIEWS FROM JAPANESE TRAINS ON MY WAY TO SAPPORO