Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Trains, Trains, Trains - Airport Rides

Writing about enjoying the scenery while on-board the numerous trains in Tohoku, I thought I'd put up some photos of the trains we boarded to get to our destinations. On each visit to Japan, we try to get on interesting trains or new trains that we have yet get on-board. Zaini is kinda a train otaku, you know. We are so looking forward to boarding the new shinkansen from Osaka someday.^^

I have this project of getting shots of each of the train heads we got on, but sometimes that can be hard to do especially when we were rushing and running late to get on them or when we weren't either on the first or last stop. Did you know that I made everyone missed our train from Tokyo to Akita because I was busy chasing  and snapping trains last year?
Three trains that you might get on from the airport to your destination. The first one is the Narita Express (N'EX) that covered the route from Narita Airport Terminal to Tokyo, Shinagawa, Shibuya, Shinjuku,Ikebukuro and Yokohama.

The second photo is of the Limited Express Rapi:t that covers Kansai Airport to Namba Station. It sure has a pretty cool looking head, don't you think? Much like a mask.

The third one is of the Kansai Airport Limited Express Haruka connecting Maibara through Kyoto Station to Kansai International Airport in Osaka.

After this, I think I'll post up photos of trains we took in Kyushu and move my way up to Hirosaki (maybe once a month post about trains?) Why Hirosaki, you ask? Up to 2010, Hirosaki was the uppermost part we've been to. The southernmost would be Kagoshima-Chuo.

33 comments:

  1. Haha! If I go Japan, definitely will take photos of all the trains!!

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  2. Never mind if I didnt take my own photos, I want photos of the trains!! LOL!

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  3. Haha! Made everyone missed the train just bcos u wanted to snap pictures of trains? I hope that will never happen to me. As it is, now I already make everyone wait for me while I take pictures of food in restaurants. Some ppl were already annoyed with me, can't imagine what they will do if I make them miss the train!! LOL!

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  4. Wow the trains in Japan are amazing! Ive never seen anything like it. I have to say the 2nd one does look like a mask indeed!

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  5. Im just updating myself with your other blogs, I like how your son is so adorable in each photo with his peace sign :-D, all the photos you took including about UME are fantastic.

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  6. @Foong,
    Zaini and I had a huge fight after I made everyone missed the train because I wasn't apologetic about it at all. Come on, the next train was just a half and hour wait after that. LOL

    I made everyone wait before they eat, board any form of transportation and sometimes even make an abrupt halt if we were walking just to take photo. Needless to say, my hubby and son have gone accustomed to it now. :D

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  7. @cuteandcurls,
    And I'll put up more cool train photos here in the future. :)

    You are reading the other blog? Thanks! Appreciate it.:)

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  8. The trains look sophisticated, impressive!

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  9. I don't think I have ever travelled with much of train rides at all. Only vaguely remembered riding the bullet train when I visited Japan as a child.

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  10. You know what? Now JRs are replacing old trains to new ones! In your next trip to Japan, you will have to keep photographing trains:) It's never ending, LOL!!!
    Yoshi

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  11. I can't wait to get back to Japan and ride the trains again! ^^

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  12. @Alice,
    They are. Impressive and most important - punctual! ;)

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  13. @Mei Teng,
    Long distance train rides may not everyone's cup of tea. ^^

    But at least you get to get on a shinkansen already. :)

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  14. @Yoshi,
    Tell me about it. What choice do I have? I have to return year after year and complete my project! LOL

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  15. @Sarah,
    Have fun when you do. :)

    Though come to think of it, getting on a packed train wouldn't be much fun. XD

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  16. Ooooh I love the KIX rapid!!
    Admittedly the design is nice, but... I like it because it's BLUE XD

    I find it hilarious that you ended up missing trains because you were taking photos of some others though! Glad it didn't seem to disrupt your travels too much though ;)

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  17. I love trains and have seen a few snaps of the new shinkansen in Japan. It is amazing!!

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  18. those trains look impressive. i think they're much better looking than the ones I encountered in Europe.

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  19. @Ri,
    The blue is indeed nice and so eye-catching! :)

    Maybe you won't find it so hialrious if you were in my party and I made you miss a train! LOL Yeah, lucky trains are plenty in Japan and easy to get on board. :)

    I'd have to be more careful next time but sometimes, an opportunity and a cool trains passed by that I simply can't resist chasing! XD

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  20. @Japan Australia,
    Youu do? Will yoou be putting them up soon? I'm excited to see. :)

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  21. @LR,
    Any trains photo from Europe? I remmeber you put up some shots you took from inside the train before.

    But I bet the experience of taking them are just as nice as in Japan. ^^

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  22. The trains looks so futuristic, but my favorite still the old design one :)

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  23. Trains in Japan run very punctually.
    Trains in UK always delay.
    Trains in Malaysia cannot run properly.
    Trains in Singapore want to get rid off KTM.

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  24. @VanillaSeven,
    I like the old style trains too. There is one steam train that we took in Japan that was absolutely awesome! :)

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  25. @London Caller,
    Nice!

    You had me in stitches. :)

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  26. Ha ha!
    I make you a pantun next time lah! ;)

    Have you seen trains in India before?

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  27. @London Caller,
    Only on TV.

    I don't know whether you know/remember - there was a TV program sponsored by Benson & Hedges sometime like 10 years back that fulfill lucky viewers dreams. I sent in an application for a train trip in India. Can't remember which ride I wanted to get on, but there you go. Wasn't selected though. Sad... :(

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  28. i've written a couple of posts on public transportation in Istanbul and Austria previously. to refresh your memory, you can click here and here.

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  29. Such unusual and futuristic looking trains.

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  30. their trains are really cool! Just look at that blue train!

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  31. @AVCr8teur,
    More unusual looking trains coming up soon! ^^

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  32. @Ayie,
    That blue train is sure cool, isn't it? Totally eye-catching. ^^

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