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A mid-term resident of Tokyo reports – Part 10: Departure

This is part 10 of what is intended to be a collection of overview reports on living in Tokyo by someone who is here for longer than a short stay but shorter than a long stay. Hopefully they will be … Continue reading

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Tokyo Views – The sakura (cherry blossom) peak around Tokyo

Last Tuesday a storm with winds gusting to near hurricane speeds tore through Tokyo, and I figured that that would be it for the cherry blossoms. Fortunately I was in error, and over the course of the week the trees … 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 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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