Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wednesday in Japan. . . trains

Third on my list of "favorite" things" about Japan are the trains.
Beautiful trains from the Shinkansen (bullet train) all the way to the small local trains.
They run on time, are super clean, you can eat in them (I will do another post on train food) and best of all NO talking on your phone !
Yes, at rush hour they do get super crowded but then so do the trains in any major city.

Japanese son is a real train person. There is a very big train riding culture in Japan.
He will take off for a weekend or several days and ride a train to certain city or place. His goal is to ride every train system in Japan.  If you check his blog (sleepytako) on my side bar you can see some of his latest trips.
Of course his camera is never far away and he sends me photos of his trips.

Every year he buy this desk train calendar.

And just because he can, he entered some photos.
One of his photos was accepted for the calendar. It is a snow view (I remember this photo)
and it was placed on my birthday ! Can you believe it ?
The stars, moon and sun were in aliment.
He always sends me my birthday calendar day, next year it will be very special.

Here is another photo of his and you can see the train at the middle of the page.
I remember riding this train and this area leading into Osaka.
This is one of my favorite photos of his. 
and just because I can here is your pretty for the day

It is not a train photo
but I really like it. I have posted it before.

train. . . parsnip
music. . . The Letter,  The Box Tops
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  1. I have heard about the bullet trains. Must be an experience to be out on them!

    And that is an amazing sky.

    1. The bullet trains are so smooth it is impossible to explain.
      That was a wonderful sky that night. it was during the monsoons

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    1. He has one photo where it is all piled up super high on top of one train light a hat

  3. You already know how I feel about Japanese trains...

    I highly admire his goal to ride every line in the country. Ambitious!

    1. he has been riding the trains for several years now.

  4. How brilliant to have his photo published like that. Reading your Japanese posts always makes me want to visit!

  5. I was on the bullet train in France many years ago. It was amazing. American would be so much better with bullet trains!

  6. I love trains too and I thinks we've discussed this but is your birthday in January too? Wonderful clouds....

  7. That image leading into Osaka is so beautifully dreamlike, p! Thank you for posting it.

  8. Neat snow shot! («Louis» likes trains, too. The best train ride he ever had was when he flew to London, then took the Aerostar to Gare du Nord in Paris.)

    Fabulous sunset shot! «Louis» will check back later today for the Friday post about The Square Ones ®.

  9. Super clean trains. Music to my ears.