The bullet train or shinkansen leaves Tokyo, Osaka and other cities for a fast connection with Sendai. From Tokyo, it takes only 90 minutes, and this bullet train leaving Osaka connects once in Tokyo for a 4.5-hour trip. This sleek, ultrafast train hits its stride between cities at a top speed of 200 miles per hour, with comfortable seating and refined services. It's an effective way to travel by train and see ocean and mountains on either side as you approach the city without spending long stretches of time in transit.
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