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Perspectives: a train journey in Japan

Train journeys are always a joy in Japan. It’s easy, comfortable, clean and convenient. We took the 7-day JR Pass, which allowed us to move from town to village with ease on the vast network of connections. From Minakami Onsen … Continue reading

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On the Tohoku shinkansen

Double-decker shinkansen. After so many trips to Japan, this is my first time seeing a double-decker shinkansen. So fun. Get the upper level seats and you can see the world whizz by. Get the lower level seats and you see … Continue reading

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>Day 14 Miyajima and Tokyo

> Last day in Japan! Woke up to fogged up windows, a sea of scarlet and gold leaves across the road, the murmur of water, a great breakfast and regret. I felt sad to leave Auberge Watanabe after being so … Continue reading

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