The best thing about them is they look really cool
And they go REALLY fast
I went on a shinkansen six times, a normal train 10 times and a teeny local train five times.
The bullet train was great for getting to places quickly. But… they’re not very big. Not sure if it’s possible to tell from pictures, but they are q low to the ground. Also the windows are on the small side. So the view is not great, especially when the train is travelling at just below the speed of light.
I hate to say it, but I prefer the French TGV
A few posts below that make more sense in order of earliest first, in which I finally manage to upload photos
Some random walking around a small town, and I came across some older citizens playing a game a bit like croquet. Maybe it was croquet, I dont know the rules, but they called it kaitobo, or something like that. Can any japan experts help?
Istopped to watch their game, and afterwards they posed for the team photo
They were total stars, and the game was pretty full on. They didn’t pull any punches. And ones of the ladies gave me some sweets. Is it ok to take sweets from strangers in these circumstances?
I’ve been walking for the past four days along a pilgrimage route to the heartland of the shinto religion. It must have sorted my karma out cause after weeks of trying, suddenly photos are magically uploading here. Maybe I shouldn’t speak too soon. Lets try one, me doing fingers at the start of thetrail
This was the view from the highest point of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, a four day trek across the Kii peninsula, and the first sight of the sea on the west side