Spend 10 minutes here and you are bound to see numerous trains arriving and departing Hakata Station. Quite a few local and express trains are observed but its the Shinkansen (bullet trains) that is what everyone wants to see. Suddenly in the distance a speck turns into a train that is enormous in length like the longest snake in the world. It just goes on and on and complete overwhelms and makes the other trains look insignificant.
It`s just a marvel to watch one in action let alone travel on one (which I have many times) and I can tell you that are worth every yen you have just to experience once in your lifetime.
Anyway, for a mere 10 minutes of your time I am sure you will throughly enjoy the experience and be amazed by Japanese technology that is respected around the world.
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Please click on the video below to see more about Hakata`s Observation Deck: