Watch tip: World's Most Punctual Train - Japan's Shinkansen
Our in-house production World's Most Punctual Train - Japan's Shinkansen / Der pünktlichste Zug der Welt - Unterwegs mit dem Shinkansen will premiere June 9 on NDR Fernsehen in Germany. The two-part documentary is produced by Autentic & Wondertrunk for NDR Fernsehen.
What it's about: Japan's Shinkansen is the world's most punctual long-distance express train. And it takes us to the most beautiful places in Japan. The journey takes us past some of the most beautiful and original places in Japan: We visit a wasabi farmer, who initiates us into the secrets of the most demanding cultivated plant in the world. In a 400-year-old drum factory, we are there when one of the last giant taiko drums in the world is built. We also take a look behind the scenes of the record-breaking train: We sit in the cockpit with one of the youngest Shinkansen pilots in the country who lets us take a test drive with an almost perfect Shinkansen of the future. A voyage of discovery with the high-tech super train into the soul of Japanese craftsmanship.
Detailed broadcast dates: June 9 on NDR: Part 1 "From Tokyo to the Sea of Japan / Von Tokio zum japanischen Meer" at 8:15 pm. Part 2 "From Osaka to the South of Japan / Von Osaka in den Süden Japans" at 9 pm.
June 11 on NDR: Part 1 "From Tokyo to the Sea of Japan / Von Tokio zum japanischen Meer" at 1:15 pm. Part 2 "From Osaka to the South of Japan / Von Osaka in den Süden Japans" at 2 pm.