A part of our mission that every team enjoys is the 2 hour ride on the Shinkansen (often called the Bullet Train) traveling from Tokyo or Ueno to Sendai to the north.
This part of the trip comes by way of a 5-day pass that we use to travel on any JR train line, including the Shinkansen.
It is an amazingly smooth ride in comfortable reclining seats. Its cheaper than flying and more enjoyable as the train speeds by open farm land between the few cities it stops at.
Watch the video below for a taste of the ride. The video is not sped up.