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Seeing Japan from the slow train – part 4: Kashiwazaki to Takayama

I wanted to try and maximize daylight in the Takayama area so I took an early train from Kashiwazaki. I had noticed a coffee shop near the station the night before and planned on stopping there for breakfast before departing, … Continue reading

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Seeing Japan from the slow train – part 3: Kashiwazaki

Kashiwazaki was an unknown to me before this trip, and I decided to make it a stopping point purely on the basis that I wanted to stay on the Sea of Japan coast, be close enough to Takayama to be … Continue reading

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Seeing Japan from the slow train – part 2: Shinagawa to Kashiwazaki

Early on Saturday morning I grabbed my pack and walked to Shinagawa. The first stage of the route was the usual ride on any of the frequent Tokyo commuter trains to Ueno. Once there, I found the train bound for … Continue reading

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Seeing Japan from the slow train – part 1: planning

My work schedule was shifted around a few days ago and, thanks to a Japanese national holiday, I suddenly found myself with 4 consecutive days off. To someone with an ever- watchful travel bug, there was no question of simply … Continue reading

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