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Japan's 'slowest train' has best views

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Japan is known for its high speed bullet trains, but one of the most spectacular lines in the country has a top speed of only 20km/h.

It runs through a gorge in the north of the country, an area which is so mountainous and snowy, the service can only run in the summer.

Roland Buerk reports from Japan.

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