JAPAN’S already famous bullet trains are set to provide even more convenient links across the country.

Extensions are planned for the Shinkansen network which will make it easier to travel between major cities and regions of Japan.

The most recent addition, planned for completion in March this year, is the Hokkaido train which will connect the main island of Honshu to Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. Known for its ski fields around Sapporo, the Hokkaido train will make it even easier to visit these areas, previously only accessible by plane for most visitors.

An extension of the Kyushu Shinkansen to Nagasaki is also planned for the future but is not expected to be completed until 2022.

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