Monthly Archives: March 2012

Tokyo Views – Bike rack

A bike rack on a busy Ueno spring weekend Advertisements

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Random Food of the Day

Dimsum on a stick in Yokohama Chinatown

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Tokyo Views – Sinking hat

A hat slowly sinks beneath the choppy surface of a Shinagawa canal. Not just any hat; my hat, the wool flat cap that lived half-folded in a jacket pocket and kept my head warm and dry through many a cold … Continue reading

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Seeing Japan from the slow train – part 8: Looking back

I set off to make good use of an unexpected string of days off and see some of Japan that is usually not seen by those focused on going from A to B, and I feel that I succeeded in … Continue reading

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Seeing Japan from the slow train – part 7: Takayama to Shinagawa

There are three main ways to get from Takayama to Tokyo on the local trains: backtrack to the north along the route I had previously travelled, backtrack part of the way and then take another valley to the east and … Continue reading

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Seeing Japan from the slow train – part 6: Takayama

The train from Hida-Furukawa to Takayama only took about 15 minutes and is essentially going from one end of a valley to the other, so the ride in and of itself wasn’t overly impressive. Once at the Takayama station, it … Continue reading

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Tokyo Views – Waiting on the cherry blossoms at Ueno

Today was a perfect spring day in Tokyo. It was cool but with a bit of warmth in the air, everything clean from a few rainy days but for the most part dry, and the sky varying between clear blue, … Continue reading

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