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A bridge between two tunnels

9 November 2019

Japan-Niigata-Yamagata-Train - A bridge between two tunnels

From Niigata to Yamagata on the slow train

Slow train really wasnt that slow. All up about 4 hours door to door. The first train went from Niigata to Yonezawa, through spectacular scenery. ....

Once more to the station

8 November 2019

Japan-Niigata-Food-Curry - Once more to the station

Coco curry in Niigata

Last night in Niigata. I was late heading out after attending to an urgent work situation. Where to go? Oh I know, the station. If you face out o....

Full range

8 November 2019

Japan-Niigata-Hiking-Mount Yahiko - Full range

Yahiko station to Mount Yahiko to Maki station

Today I walked almost a full mountain range. The smallest mountain range in Japan! The people of Niigata are very proud to have the smallest mount....

Bus rapid transit

7 November 2019

Japan-Niigata-Food - Bus rapid transit

Taking the BRT to dinner

It is raining a bit, so instead of walking to the station I took the BRT. I have now studied what the BRT is, it is a bus that goes every 3 minute....

Lagooning about

7 November 2019

Japan-Niigata-Toyano Lagoon - Lagooning about

Walking a lap of Toyano Lagoon in Niigata

I read that Niigata is very proud of its Lagoons. That sounds like a weird boast. So today I went to check out a Lagoon. It was meant to be my res....

Still quiet

6 November 2019

Japan-Niigata-Food - Still quiet

Hunting for dinner in Furumachi

Niigata has no people. Well the station area does, but the Furumachi area, at night, has basically none. Apparently its the red light district, i....

Early night

5 November 2019

Japan-Niigata-Ramen - Early night

Eating Ramen in Niigata

I have to get up early tomorrow, take the early Shinkansen half way back to Takasaki, take the early local train to the deepest station in Japan a....

Quiet coastal city under construction

5 November 2019

Japan-Takasaki-Niigata-Shinkansen - Quiet coastal city under construction

Taking the Shinkansen from Takasaki to Niigata

Now I am in Niigata, it seems very quiet. I believe my hotel is in the busy part of town, called Furumachi, which is more than a kilometre from th....

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