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Shikoku Trip

I went on a trip to Shikoku recently and traveled around its 4 Prefectures of Kagawa-ken, Ehime-ken, Kochi-ken and Tokushima-ken. It was my first time to Shikoku and after being there just a few days I felt like I had traveled out of Japan,…

Nagoya Station

I visited Nagoya a while ago and traveled to Ise Jingu on the train. My stay in Nagoya was short so I only managed to take a few photos around the Station before getting on the train.…

Japan Sunset

Late afternoon provides a nice backdrop for coastal roads and the expanse of water beyond them. Today would be a good day to head out on a trip.

止まれ, Stop Signs

Walking around Seijogakuenmae 成城学園前 on the weekend, I took some pictures of the area and also caught these common road signs. Sometimes the things you see everyday walking around actually look peculiar when they appear on your screen as…

Okayama Station

I took a few snap shots around Okayama Station when I was visiting recently. Looking back on them, I wish I had taken more. The weather was really nice and the atmosphere around the station was good. Have you…

Fukuoka Yatai

On a hot summer night in August while visiting Fukuoka, I took a walk to find some ramen. There are many yatai, or roadside stalls, in Fukuoka city and the summer is peak time for them to do business.

Japan Travels

I have been traveling locally in Japan recently, in Nagoya, Kobe, Okayama and Hiroshima, basically following the line of the Shinkansen. There are lots of photos to put up from the various places I went to including Ise Jingu, Izumo…

Gachapin campaign for TWR

The TWR, Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Line, is celebrating its 500,000,000th passenger, which rates it right up there with Facebook ! Not sure whether Facebook are having similar celebrations, but I bet they didn't invite…

Route 246

A reader, exclusivejdm, sent me this picture via Twitter, they took driving down the Route 246 on their way to Numazu, Shizuoka. The Route stretches a long way out of Tokyo all the way down South to where you can get a good view of Mt…

Takanawa Walk

The Takanawa area in Minato-ku is a great place for a walk to see old style buildings and temples. The area lies between Meguro/Gotanda and Shinagawa and has a rich history intertwined with the Tokaido Road. I took this walk at New…

Yamanote Line automatic doors

The Yamanote Line auto doors are due to start operation soon. I wrote a few weeks ago about the electronic doors being installed at Ebisu and Meguro. This is an update showing the door panels now in place at Ebisu station.…

Yamanote Line Automatic gates

The Yamanote Line is going to have automatic gates installed on all its platforms over the next few years in an attempt to prevent passengers falling on the rails and delaying services. The installation of the gates will be done in…

Yamate Tunnel Walk

The Yamate Tunnel is due to open at the end of March 2010, helping to provide a second circular road for highway traffic in Tokyo. This section of the road includes a very interesting tunnel and ramp known as Ohashi Junction. Today was the…

Akita Shinkansen

From my recent trip to Yokote in Akita ken, I took some photos of the Akita Shinkansen leaving from Tokyo Station and arriving in at Yokote. The change over time at Oomagari was only 5 minutes and I boarded the train just as the door shut…

Japan Snow Train

Just got back from my one night trip to Yokote where they were holding the annual Kamakura and Bonden festival. The weather was sunny and warm, although this was snow country. I have many photos to show of the festival, some at night and…

Japan Sunset

On the way back from IKEA to buy a bookcase for my room, I took these photos from the window of the JR Keiyo Line as it sped its way towards Tokyo back from Chiba. These were all taken near the Kasai Rinkai Koen area which is one…

JR Suica Ticket Machine

JR are changing over some of their ticket machines to this new version. At Shinagawa Station, the staff were putting up posters and showing people how to use the machines on the weekend. Looks like JR is pushing ahead with the…

Akita Bisaikan

Akita Prefecture have set up antenna shops around Japan to help promote the beauty and charm of Akita. Offices have currently been set up in Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Sapporo. In addition, Tohoku Prefecture, Akita Prefecture and…

Gotenyama Walk

After being delayed by the Yamanote Line stopping last week, after the Shibuya Streets photo shoot, I decided to catch the train to Osaki and then walk to my destination of Shinagawa. The walk was mainly through Gotenyama, which you can…

Hotel New Grand, Yokohama

On my recent trip to Yokohama, we stayed at the New Grand Hotel, opposite Yamashita Koen. We picked the spot to stay for 2 nights before moving over to the Minato Mirai area hotel, because it was near the park, right on the old Port of…

Tokyo Night Driving Live

My friend starting using Ustream from his iPhone recently and recorded this drive on the highway in Tokyo tonight. He was driving back from the golf range coming over the Rainbow Bridge past Odaiba and into Tokyo.…

Haneda Airport

With Haneda Airport adding more international slots to its operation, and a new terminal building being almost finished, it is bad timing for the Government to see Japan Airlines in such financial trouble. It is expected there will be…