Hi all, As some of you may be aware, in 9 days I jet off to Tokyo. I'm more than a bit behind in organising my limited time in the city, and I really need to organise an experience of the Shinkansen. It would be rude not to sample one of the world's most famous trains! I'm not too bothered where I go on one, just experiencing what they're on board will do. Admittedly that had been my plan with the XPT in Australia, but those were a bit different, having been my sole reason while I was a full-time train-head for wanting to visit Australia. That and the XPTs sound awesome, I'm not expecting such feelings from a Shinkansen. So I will settle for simply watching one and taking a few photos So some questions: 1) Any recommendations for where to go on a Bullet Train on a cheap ride? I'd be buying on the day from a ticket machine, and while I'm not terribly bothered if it's a fast run or not (the XPT wasn't overly fast after all!) if I'm going for a ride it can't be an overly expensive one. Or too far (within say an hour each way of Tokyo roughly) either, due to the short time I'm there. 2) If I don't go for a ride, what's the best way to go about seeing one? From what I can tell they can be seen from the road in various places as they cruise over bridges, but is there for example a suburban station not too far away to get photos as they pass? Thanks in advance for the help!