An important thing to remember to enjoy the Shinkansen is a train station lunch box, “ekiben.” Ekiben provides a convenient and affordable means of discovering the best culinary temptations that Japan has to offer from sushi to tempura. You can get ekiben at a kiosk of a station for about 10 US dollars. There are so many kinds of ekiben that you may dither which one to choose. So let’s try to get it in plenty of time. Even if you should get on the Shinkansen without any time to buy ekiben, that would be okay as you could enjoy on-train sales service on the Shinkansen, except for Kodama Shinkansen.