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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 ....

Decline

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....

Last stop

7 November 2016


Japan-Sendai-Tokyo-Castle-Shinkansen - Last stop
A quick trip to the Sendai castle on foot

Now I am back in Tokyo, hark the heralds. I will be here for 3 nights. Then I will be on a plane overnight, then I will be home on Friday. More pr....

Under the sea

4 November 2016


Japan-Hakodate-Sendai-Shinkansen - Under the sea
Taking the Shinkansen under the sea from Hakodate to Sendai

Now I herald my arrival to Sendai. My second to last stop, and my last new city as my last city is Tokyo which was also my first city and also a c....

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