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 a bit to be desired, comparing to other commuter trains. With all this hype and fame you would expect certain standard. Ordinary seats and limited leg room. Somewhere between Hiroshima and Nagoya I used a line looking like commuter train but with comfort comparable to first class airplane seats, table and holders. Anyway, the railway network is excellent and efficient. Single tickets cost a small fortune for most visitors to Japan, that’s why Japanese RailPass is so popular.
VIEWS FROM JAPANESE TRAINS ON MY WAY TO SAPPORO