Japan from the inside out

All you have to do is look (71)

Posted by ampontan on Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Headed for Tateyama on a local Toyama railroad. There are scenes such as this throughout Japan, though the bridges aren’t always so high.

2 Responses to “All you have to do is look (71)”

  1. J said

    It never ceases to amaze me where you find these events and places. I usually spend 2, 3 if I’m lucky, months a year exploring Japan and you keep introducing me to more things I need to go see!
    J: Glad you like it. It’s turned into my hobby (for want of a better word), and like any other kind of thing like that, once you get into to it, you discover where you can find all that stuff.


  2. J said

    Do you get the opportunity to visit these places and events as well?
    I’m usually too busy during most of the festivals and never get to see many, even on New Years… orz

    There’s a train from Okayama to ehime, Shikoku, that goes over that excessive bridge which is completely Anpan themed. Apparently the writer was originally from Shikoku? But there’s only one train in that theme and, by total fluke, I ended up on that one. The chimes and even the lunches were themed. Possibly one of those ‘small things’ that make a trip memorable… Not to mention the incredible views!
    J: The closer to Kyushu, or in Kyushu, the more likely I am to be able to go. Otherwise, not so much. My wife is Japanese, and she controls the budget, which means she controls the travel expenses.

    If I could figure out a way to get people to pay me for doing it (such as a book or DVD), that would be ideal.

    There is an annual chin-don festival in Toyama every spring that I’d love to see. When I suggest that, my wife looks at me like I’m crazy. She wants to go to Hong Kong instead.


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