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Extended Bullet Train Routes

Japan will advance its modern infrastructure with the prestigious bullet train system: The line will be extended in north and south, opening more beautiful and historic destinations.

To the North
The Tohoku line, which was first implemented in 2002, is going to be extended to more northern in Honshu Island, the main island of the Japanese archipelago.  Beginning on December 4, 2010, the line opens to Shin-Aomori, a new train hub in Aomori prefecture, the home of Fuji Apple.  The new shinkansen takes travelers to the beautiful northern country from Tokyo just in 3 hours and 20 minutes.  Aomori is also a place for the largest summer festival in Japan:  Nebuta Festival celebrating short summer, draws 3 million people between August 2 and 7 every year.  Traditional magnificent lantern floats are over 16 feet tall, and they parade through energetic chants of participants.

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