For all the tain buffs out there the 300 series bullet train (Shinkansen in Japan) is to be retired for more efficent models. They were put into service in 1992 and had a top speed of 270kmph. A toal of 300 will be retired from service. In 2006 I traveled from Tokyo to Kyoto on one of these babies they go fast!!! But my friend Darin will tell you his Mazda RX7 is faster.
Shinkansen, Mt Fuji, Tokyo tower and Sky tree are iconic symbols of Japan.
This is a photo of the last run of the 300 series