#4516 Postcard JP-1078814 received from Japan
This postcard (JP-1078814) I received from Japan (Okayama) and was send by Yuko.
Postcard details: Series N700 Shinkansen "Nozomi", travelled about 9148 km (5684 mi) in 6 days
Nozomi (のぞみ) is the fastest train service running on the Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen lines in Japan. The service stops at only the largest stations, and along the stretch between Shin-Osaka and Hakata, Nozomi services using N700 series equipment reach speeds of 300 km/h (186 mph).
The word nozomi in Japanese means "hope" or "wish".
The N700 series (N700系 Enu nanahyaku-kei) is a Japanese Shinkansen high-speed train with tilting capability developed jointly by JR Central and JR-West for use on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines since 2007, and also operated by JR Kyushu on the Kyushu Shinkansen line.
N700 series trains have a maximum speed of 300 km/h (186 mph), and tilting of up to one degree allows the trains to maintain 270 km/h (168 mph) even on 2500 m (8200 ft) radius curves that previously had a maximum speed of 255 km/h (158 mph). Another feature of the N700 is that it accelerates quicker than other shinkansen trains, with a maximum acceleration rate of 2.6 km/h/s. This enables it to reach 270 km/h (170 mph)
in only three minutes. Because of these improvements, trains can travel between Tokyo and Osaka on a Nozomi run in as little as
2 hours and 22 minutes on a fastest service (8 minutes faster than before).