Bye to the bullet
If you say the title fast enough it kind of sums up living in Japan.
My first experience of a Shinkansen or bullet train was not what I’d expected, it was a holiday season ride so very busy and I had to stand the whole way. A lot of Japan is a little different to what you imagine, in some ways disappointingly so, and the space age bullet trains on that occasion were no exception. But then I saw the 500 series, that truly was an amazing looking train now I’m not a train person but I feel a little upset to find out they have been retired.
I never got to ride one and they were my favourite shinkansen.