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18 November 2023

Japan-Kyoto-Tokyo-Shinkansen - Back to the start

Kyoto to Tokyo by Shinkansen

Allow me to tell my day in reverse order with minimal supporting photos in a very succinct format. I have been typing too much. My hotel is the s....

Travelling on a national holiday

3 November 2023

Japan-Tokyo-Hiroshima-Shinkansen - Travelling on a national holiday

Tokyo to Hiroshima by Shinkansen

Now I am in Hiroshima. It took 4 hours on the fast train to get here but it was 20 minutes late. Today is also a national holiday, culture day. I ....

Back to the big city

15 November 2019

Japan-Koriyama-Tokyo-Shinkansen - Back to the big city

From Koriyama to Tokyo on the Shinkansen

Now I am back in Tokyo, Korea town on the outskirts of Shinjuku to be precise, it will be my last stop. I still have 6 more nights here, which mea....

Hot and very windy

12 November 2019

Japan-Yamagata-Koriyama-Shinkansen - Hot and very windy

From Yamagata to Koriyama on the Shinkansen

Now I am in Koriyama. My last new stop on this trip. After here I will go back to Tokyo. It is about 20 degrees but blowing a gale forced wind. It....

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....

Surprise Buddha

2 November 2019

Japan-Takasaki-Shinkansen-Buddha - Surprise Buddha

Tokyo to Takasaki with a quick visit to Byakue Dai-Kannon

Now I am in Takasaki, about an hour out of Tokyo by bullet train. Now I have escaped the millions of tourists in Tokyo, so that I can be the only ....


9 November 2017

Japan-Gifu-Yokohama-Shinkansen - Decline

From Gifu to Yokohama on the Shinkansen

Physical Health Status: Deteriorating fast Mental Health Status: I want to put every snotty Japanese person who has made me sick to the sword! Bel....

The turn for home

6 November 2017

Japan-Kobe-Gifu-China Town-Shinkansen - The turn for home

Riding the Shinkansen from Kobe to Gifu

Now I am in Gifu, which means I have stopped heading West and am now heading back East towards Tokyo. A sad day indeed. I have never been here bef....

Snot pump

25 October 2017

Japan-Tokyo-Shizuoka-Shinkansen - Snot pump

Shinkansen from Tokyo to Shizuoka

Now I am in Shizuoka, and today we have reached peak mucus. The day started off normally enough, although there are persistent light showers, and....

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