The tour dropped us off the station to catch the Shinkansen 新幹線, also known as the bullet train.
We were headed back to Tokyo! Standing on the platform next to the rushing trains was quite an experience. The high speed of the train was enough to make me stand a step back! But incredibly, in spite of their super speeds, in the almost 40 years since it opened, the Shinkansen network has carried over 6 billion passengers without a single major accident.
The Shinkansen network boasts not only high speed -up to 300 kilometers per hour-, but also high frequency. For example, at least six trains per hour (not per day!) operate between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka Stations during daytime hours.
From the inside of the Shinkansen 新幹線, it was comfortable and smooth. So much so that I was a tad disappointed that going at 300km/hour felt so slow! Lol. But if you stare out of the window long enough, those passing buildings and trees can make you a little dizzy!
We headed straight to Harajuku 原宿 to catch up on some unfinished shopping. Didn’t take much shopping photos but I wanted to share this gorgeous shop entrance to a hair salon at Harajuku. Isn’t it pretty! It was located next to the Fancl store.
And on our way to Shibuya 渋谷区, we saw these lovely macaroon displays! I would so love to take one home with me!
On the streets of Shibuya 渋谷区 were a row of expensive luxury sports car parked at the side, probably waiting for an illegal street car race to start! This particular Lamborghini caught our attention cause it was so bling-ed up! Both inside and outside! I had no idea what the owner was trying to tell me but when he did the camera action, I was more than happy to pass him mine for a snapshot with his baby. The yellow Ferrari next to it must have felt lonely with all the girls attention focused on this red Lamborghini.
Dinner was at this restaurant in Shibuya 渋谷区 that specialized in black pork. We were so hungry that we didn’t even take most of the food that we ate! They were long gone before we remembered to whip up the camera.
After dinner was more shopping at Shibuya 渋谷区. The crowd here never seems to stop and at 11pm there seem to be even more people on the streets!
Here’s the video!