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…

鉄道の日 (Tetsudo-no-hi) Railway Day

14 October is 鉄道の日 (Tetsudo-no-hi) ‘Railway Day’ in Japan, marking the anniversary of the opening of the first railway. That first line ran from Shimbashi to Yokohama. The original Shimbashi was eventually abandoned, with a new station being built. The foundations of the original station were discovered when land was being excavated as part of…