I lived in Osaka and worked in Tokyo. I took to Shinkansen to work every week. I would leave Osaka Station at 7:07 am and arrive in Tokyo 3 hours later.
I loved the Nozomi. My favorite was the one pictured above. It was the 300 series high-speed Shinkansen train type which operated on the Tōkaidō and Sanyō Shinkansen lines in Japan between 1992 and 2012. When first introduced, they were used on the fastest Nozomi services, being capable of 270 km/h (170 mph).
They were built by several companies and I especially loved the ones by Hitachi.
When I lived there, there were 3 models running, the Kodama, the Hikari, and the Nozomi.
This is the earlier Kodama.
Here is the Hikari.
And of course, my favorite which was the Nozomi.
On the way back to Osaka I would take the 7:00 pm train from Tokyo Station which would give me 3 hours quiet time. Of course, It was necessary to stock up on cans of Asahi Super Dry beer and snacks as I was a man at rest.
Of course, you have to take your shoes off for the 3 hour trip. Because of this… you can’t spill your beer. The floor of a Nozomi is clean enough to eat off of. No kidding.
Back and forth. I did it so many times I can’t count. Many trips just for a for. Many trips for the work week. It was great. If you haven’t done this you must.
Make a plan. Go to Osaka. Get a ticket and go. Do this!