The only way to ride the shinkansen.> turn the seat around to face the people behind you.> buy beer and chuhai from the refreshment cart.> get drunk with your new Japanese friends> get up to use the toilet and accidentally bump a female train attendant into the toilet with you. > profusely apologize in broken Japanese. > get a weird smile from her and turn around. > feel some slap your ass as you go into the toilet alone. > realize as your peeing. You and the attendant were the only ones in the corridor.
>>1272237it's au-ti-sm you moron
>>1272728nobody says au-tis-m you fucking bellend go kys
>>1273361It's pronounced as aw-tis-'m in the US; 3 syllables
>>1272237>>1272416>>1272728>>1273361>>1273363Why the fuck did a shinkansen thread turn into a phonological debate?
>>1273687Because autism, that's why.>>1272416>>1273361>>1273363These all sound exactly the same when pronounced, you autists.
I also took the Thunderbird the day before the shinkansen from Kyoto to Kanazawa. The Biwa lake is beautiful
Discount airlines are better
>>1273968No way. I've taken the shinkansen and domestic Japanese flights. The shinkansen is just as convenient as any other train. It has better toilets, Better seats, no annoying pressure change, better views and quieter. There is no reason to fly in Japan. Unless you're going to Hokkaido or Okinawa.
>Discount _____ are betterNo
>>1274009Even then, It's cheaper and more convenient to have the JR pass for all japan for 400$ CAD for a week and go to Hokkaido than starting to use domestic flights and go through all the checks and having to get to the airport by train anyway.