1. the ((Tokaido, Tohoku)) Shinkansen (Line)
    The Shinkansen is a high-speed rail system that connects major cities in Japan. As the artery of the Japanese rail system, it has a status completely different from other lines. The word shinkansen also refers to the super-express trains used in the system, commonly called “bullet trains” by people from other countries. The first Shinkansen, the Tokaido line, started operation in 1964. The network now consists of 8 lines: the Tokaido, Sanyo, Tohoku, Joetsu, Yamagata, Nagano, Akita, and Kyushu lines. All the main parts of Japan are now covered except Hokkaido, Shikoku, and Okinawa.
    • 新幹線で京都へ行く
    • go to Kyoto on the Shinkansen/take the Shinkansen to Kyoto
  1. 新幹線通勤commuting by the Shinkansen