If you’re traveling to Japan, make sure to include a trip on the Shinkansen (the Japanese bullet train) on your list of things to experience. The train moved at speeds up to 186 miles per hour but is so smooth that you could walk up and down the isles with scolding hot green tea without the fear of getting burned. Let’s also not forget the train has wifi, futuristic toilets Japan is famous for, and electrical outlets at each seat. Once you ride the Shinkansen, you’re never going to want to ride another train again.
But the best part about riding the Shinkansen isn’t the actual ride itself; it’s the food options before hand. Shinkansen stations have small ramen noodle shacks on the platforms so you can eat like a gaijin horse while you wait. In conclusion: best train ever, best train platform food ever, best experience ever…? Take a look and let me know what you think!