Tagged: train

Just when I thought I was a Japan-travel guru

I recently went to Tokyo. Travelling from my rural island via ferry and overnight bus. I really enjoyed myself in Tokyo but then it was time to return – so I started to make my way to Tokyo station to catch my night bus –...

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Hokkaido and Tokyo to be linked via Shinkansen

The Hokuriku Shinkansen launched in March this year connecting  Tokyo to Kanazawa, come March 2016 there will be another Shinkansen launch when Tokyo gets linked with Hokkaido via the Hokkaido Shinkansen. Hokkaido Railway Co. and East Japan Railway Co. will provide 13 round-trips per day...

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Hokuriku Shinkansen – Tokyo-Kanazawa

Japan’s newest bullet train is set to start service on March 14th. The Hokuriku Shinkansen will operate between Nagano and Kanazawa. The new route will provide scenic views of the passing countryside such as the  Tateyama Range which looks spectacular in varying seasons. The Hokuriku Shinkansen is a...

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Japan Snippet – Narita Express

The Narita Express was the first trained I took when I arrived in Japan after a 20+ hour 2 plane trip from Kingston to Tokyo. That first relaxing train ride may have contributed to my romantic experience with the Narita Express. Many critics say it...

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Japan Snippet – Japan Rail Pass

Right up there with airline tickets and a Japan visa, buying a Japan Rail Pass was a very important item for my trip to Japan to even be possible. I spent many hours figuring out how the pass works how to get it and calculated...

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Practical Japanese: No Smoking in Car No 12

Welcome to the third entry in a series I am calling “practical Japanese” where I share a photo or video showing hiragana, katakana or kanji being used in a practical everyday sense. The aim is to expand the vocabulary of fellow Japanese learners so they...

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Practical Japanese: Shinkansen Automatic Ticket Machine

Practical Japanese is a new series I am starting where from time to time I will publish a photo and/or video displaying Japanese characters whether Kanji, Katakana, Hiranga or a combination of them. I hope that seeing Japanese being used is a practical everyday sense...

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10 things I miss about Japan

While visiting Japan I did my best to immerse myself for the few weeks I was there, experiencing a little of everything and enjoying most of it. I visited various places, ate various foods and met a lot of persons but now that I am...

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My Romantic experience with the Narita Express

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...

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