New bullet trains on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines employ state-of-the-art high speed and lightweight technology to speed passengers along the 1,174.9-km route between Tokyo and Hakata, Fukuoka Prefecture.

The new N700 series coaches, introduced in July, are replete with cutting-edge materials and parts that make them lighter, allowing them to run faster and give a more comfortable ride to passengers than other trains.

The latest bullet trains are capable of traveling the 552 km between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka in two hours and 25 minutes at top speed, trimming five minutes from the time required by other shinkansen.