03 January 2011

02 January 2011

Farewell to Japan

On the JR Narita Express...
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A Nozomi

These are the seriously fast (300 km/h +) trains, up there with the TGV in Europe. Unfortunately they aren't covered by the JR Rail Pass. Fortunately, if you get on one accidentally, sometimes your ticket doesn't get checked.
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From Kyoto to Tokyo

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Rickshaw?

Is that what they're called in Japan?

This was in the lane near our ryokan.
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New Year's Eve 2010

Kyoto was a bit snowy
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From the Hida

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The Hida Wideview

The Limited Express from Takayama to Nagoya gives you great views out the front of the train.
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Takayama

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Awww

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Apologies to Iron Chef

Bang a gong, we are on!
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Shrine in Takayama

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River lights in Takayama

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Nice

Public hot water spa to soak your feet in Takayama, Gifu
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Hmmm

Guess where we are
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From the Hida Limited Express from Nagoya to Takayama

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The lights of Shinjuku

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Buddha in Tokyo


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Old and new in Kyoto

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I'm not sure the Japanese have quite got the hang of Christmas

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This guy was about 70 years old

And you thought you had a bad job
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