My Favourite Shinkansen: Index

Over the last few weeks I have been doing posts about each of the main shinkansen in a series called ‘my favourite shinkansen‘. To help index these posts – although you can use the tag also, this post provides the list of shinkansen covered. They are listed in numeric/alphabetical order. You will need to go…

My Favourite Shinkansen: The E4 Series Shinkansen

I am now down to the final two, the 700 series and E4 series, in my list of my favourite shinkansen. As today (14 October) is 鉄道の日 (Tetsudo-no-hi) ‘Railway Day’ in Japan, marking the anniversary of the opening of the first railway, it seems appropriate to bring this series of posts to an end by…

My Favourite Shinkansen: The 700 Series Shinkansen

I am now down to the final two, the 700 series and E4 series, in my list of my favourite shinkansen. As today (14 October) is 鉄道の日 (Tetsudo-no-hi) ‘Railway Day’ in Japan, marking the anniversary of the opening of the first railway, it seems appropriate to bring this series of posts to an end by…

My Favourite Shinkansen: The 500 Series Shinkansen

Next, at position number 3, in my series about my favourite shinkansen is the 500 series. As I mentioned before in relation to the 800 series, all of my top 4 appeared on the front cover of my book Shinkansen: From Bullet Train to Symbol of Modern Japan (one from each of the 4 JR…

My Favourite Shinkansen: The 800 Series Shinkansen

Next, at position number 4, in my series about my favourite shinkansen is the 800 series. As I mentioned before, it was particularly hard to order the N700, E7/W7, and 800 series, but, at least for now, the 800 got the higher position. I featured some photographs of the 800 series in my book Shinkansen:…

My Favourite Shinkansen: The E7/W7 Series Shinkansen

Next, at position number 5, in my series about my favourite shinkansen is the E7/W7 series. Introduced to coincide with the extension of the Hokuriku Shinkansen beyond Nagano (for many years the line had been known popularly as the Nagano Shinkansen), the E7/W7 designation points to the fact that both JR East and JR West…

My Favourite Shinkansen: The N700 Series Shinkansen

Next, at position number 6, in my series about my favourite shinkansen is the N700 series. Now that we’re getting down to the last few, it’s getting harder to rank them. Well, that’s not totally accurate. I know my top 3 and the order that they will appear in. But the gap between 4, 5,…

My Favourite Shinkansen: The 100 Series Shinkansen

Next, at position number 7, in my series about my favourite shinkansen is the 100 series. I am slightly surprised that it didn’t come higher in the list. I featured some photographs of the 100 series in my book Shinkansen: From Bullet Train to Symbol of Modern Japan… Here are some additional photographs of the…

My Favourite Shinkansen: The 0 Series Shinkansen

We are now into the Top 10 in my series about my favourite shinkansen and at position 8 is the original 0 series (it actually had no number when first introduced, but became the 0 series when the 100 series was introduced). I featured some photographs of the 0 series in my book Shinkansen: From…

My Favourite Shinkansen: The 400 Series Shinkansen

We are now into the Top 10 in my series about my favourite shinkansen and at position 9 is the 400 series. I featured some photographs of the 400 series in my book Shinkansen: From Bullet Train to Symbol of Modern Japan… Here are some additional photographs of the 400 series I took. By the…

My Favourite Shinkansen: The E1 Series Shinkansen

Working on the basis that I will treat all of the various N700 series shinkansen (N700, N700A, N700S) as one type and won’t include the experimental shinkansen, we are now into the Top 10 in my series about my favourite shinkansen. The ones that missed out on the Top 10 were the 300, E2, E6,…

My Favourite Shinkansen: The 300 Series Shinkansen

The next in my series about my favourite shinkansen is the 300 series, the first non-JR East shinkansen in the (reverse-order) list. It some ways it’s a shame that the 300 series doesn’t make the top 10 since it was, at least on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen, one of the most distinctive and different…