With the maximum speed of 320 Km/h, being on a Shinkanse (bullet train -新幹線) feels like being on a plane that is hurtling down the runway right before take-off; it runs fast, but smoother and much less noise. The view outside the window looks like a video playing on fast-forward.
Riding Shinkansen is a bit of an experience in itself. For many visitors it is one of the ‘must do’ things on the list.
Hostels are one of the cheap accommodations popular among budget travelers. If you're looking for a cozy and social place to stay in Japan, that won't break the bank, then a hostel is likely your best choice.
Hostels usually have spacious common areas that allow guests to get to know one other, and actually for many hostelers, the opportunity to meet other travelers is part of the appeal.