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Snow on Mt Fuji

Always nice to catch a glimpse of Mt. Fuji when traveling on the Shinkansen. Everyone on the left side of the train had their cameras and phones pointed at the window. I didn't want to be left out so here is my iPhone snap

Tokyo Station Shinkansen

I have been traveling a bit for work recently. It is always nice to arrive at the station for your train and to have it leave exactly on time. It is even nicer to have a bento and hot tea once the journey gets underway.

Shinjuku Station

Shinjuku Station is said to be the busiest train station in the world with close to 4 million passengers a day passing through. I was one of those millions passing through this week on my way to some meetings. The amazing part about the…

Shibuya Station

These HDR picture were taken over a year ago when I first bought my Nikon camera. I took the picture in RAW and remember being disappointed that the picture was dark. I had expected to see a beautiful looking photo with the new…

Japanese Railway Stations

I was out in Chiba today to play golf and passed this small railway station servicing a local line. There are many of these old wooden stations around Japan, mostly in the country areas. They look tiny compared with a Shibuya or Shinjuku…

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.…

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…

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…

Japan Trains

Japan has some great trains. Living in Tokyo and traveling on the Yamanote Line everyday it is easy to forgot how good they are. When on the train today I heard some people from out of town talking about how beautiful the trains in Tokyo…

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…

Shibuya Streets Vol8

After the weather changing from very cold, to pleasantly warm (at least when not in the shade), I took a quick walk in Shibuya to see what was happening. After a few shots around the crossing area and a lunch at Royal Host, I was…

Brio, Shinkansen

Are you a fan of the Brio trains and track? I always associated Brio with the Thomas Tank Engine trains. But was most interested to find out that you can also buy the Brio brand Bullet Train, Shinkansen on Amazon Japan.

Narita Sky Access

Keisei Railway have announced the new name for their train running between Tokyo and Narita Airport. They are calling it "Narita Sky Access", similar to the JR run "Narita Express". In the past, the line was known as the Keisei…

Japan Lost Luggage

Many of you following me on Twitter saw that I forgot my camera bag on the train today with my Nikon D700 and lenses inside. When I got on the train I was standing so put the bag on the overhead rack. Half way through the journey I was…

Macross Frontier Movie

Looks like the train advertising is really catching on with many companies. Here is some colorful advertising for the new macross movie featured on the Yamanote Line, and a quick refresh on previous ads. For those not familiar…

Japan Christmas Bear

Spotted this Christmas Bear on the train heading towards Makuhari the other day. I wonder if bears ride for free? I saw this about the same time I posted on the Tokyo Live Blogging site at Dannychoo.com talking about pets on trains.…

Suica x Matsuya

Suica, JR's electronic payment card, and Matsuya, a popular teishoku eating place, have a promotion for customers who use their Suica card to pay for a meal at Matsuya between 5 November and 23rd November, 2009. Here is another…

Express Roll Cake

I am in Australia this week to promote a golf training club that Advance Partners has been involved with. I was in rush to get to the airport yesterday and was due to ride on the new Narita Express E259 train. Unfortunately, spending…

Narita Express E259

The new Narita Express train, NEX E259, is due to start service on Oct 1, 2009. When I got off the Yamanote train at Shinagawa station yesterday, I saw them practising the coupling of the train. When the train is in operation the two…