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My Romantic experience with the Narita Express
October 7, 2011
If you somehow didn’t know from my numerous blog posts about trains in Japan and my chatter on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube etc., I am crazy about the Japanese train system, the trains themselves, the history, whats to come in the future, everything. So not surprisingly one of the main things I wanted to see and experience in Japan was… you guessed it, the trains! Before visiting Japan I thought that train loving my heart belonged the Shinkansen or Bullet Train but I was mistaken as after almost a day in the sky, numerous flights and lots of walking I somehow fell into the comforting arms of a new love – The Narita Express.
The trip from Kingston to Tokyo is tiring to say the least. After landing halfway around the world in a foreign country, my brain numb with a bunch of large bags as disciples and hearing almost nothing but a language I could barely understand it was good to hop onto the Narita Express from Narita Airport to Yokohama. The 90 minute ride in the spacious and comfortable train felt like a palace compaired to the cramped quarters of the 3 planes I spent the last day in. I could recharge my gadgets while recovering from the shock that after years of wanting to go there, I was actually “in” Japan. The ultra smooth ride, offered evening views and glimpses of Tokyo, a playground I would be romping around for the next few weeks.
My first “Traingasm”
Indeed all throught my adventures in Japan I would spot the Narita express every now again and I remember going crazy when I saw 2 of them at the same station and unable to decide if I should just look, take a photo or record a video – I beleive that was my first traingasm. Being the first and last train I rode while in Japan my overative imagination can’t help but picture her (yes her) as the fist to welcome me and the last to say goodbye. I look forward to seeing you again Narita Express-chan, I long to see your shiny curves.
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.