Kenji and Sumako took this photograph for me. They’re the parents of my friend Mariko who live on the outskirts of Tokyo. Really kind of them and they took pictures of Tokyo tower as well (put one on my blog a while back). I finally posted this image on my Instagram today. It’s had quite a few likes so far.
I’ve heard of the Bullet train, which is actually known as the Shinkansen (its Japanese name) but don’t know much about it. The one in this photograph is quite a new model (apparently). I did a tiny bit of research on it today.
They’re quite common in Japan and were originally built to cover large distances across the country. They go inredibly fast reaching speeds of nearly 200mph. They’re also really safe – proudly, in over fifty years, not a single person has been killed or injured by travelling on one of these. Fits well with my tagline #staysafeandgo!