The Bullet Train, photographed near Tokyo station in 1967. The original Bullet Train (“Shinkansen”) line from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka (New Osaka) was opened in 1964, in time for the Olympic games in Japan. The line was brand new, and used only by Bullet Trains. My brother David and I rode the Bullet Train from Tokyo to Kyoto, 476 km (296 miles). The trip was about three hours.

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