As if being ferried up and down the country at almost 300kph weren't enough for the technology-obsessed Japanese, they can now add in-train Wi-Fi access to the mix.
From March next year, telecoms company NTT will offer bullet train passengers access to 2Mbit/s wireless connections for ¥500 (£3.73) a day.
New trains too
The service will initially be available on new N700
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NTT says it will offer full coverage along the length of the route by running a cable beside the tracks that delivers a broadband connection to special routers in each carriage.