Just some random shots of the interior of several trains we took all around Japan, last year. Train travel is quite fun for us, both the shorts ones and the ones that goes for hours.
Getting our hands on either the JR pass or whatever regional passes available really save a lot of $$$ on transportation for us. Plus, with it - it makes spontanenous traveling (with last minute changes and maybe an impromptu stop or two) easier. We don't need to think about spending more money for that! ^^
Normal not-so-peak hour train scene in Tokyo
On a shinkansen, from Shin-Osaka to Hakata
Another shinkansen trip. The boy already settling in for the journey and busy with his DS.
Yufuin no mori, traveling from Hakata to Yufuin
On the Huis Ten Bosch Limited Express train from Hakata to Huis Ten Bosch station; to visit the Huis Ten Bosch theme park, of course! ^^
On the last shinkansen for the night - from Kokura Station to Hakata.
On a local train in Takamatsu, on the way to Shikoku Mura
On our way from Takamatsu to Okayama. Leaving the island of Shikoku, and continuing our trip with Nara, Kyoto, Osaka and Hakodate (in 24 hours)!
On a midnight train, travelling from Osaka to Tokyo. Sleep tight! zzzzz
then, it's early morning commute from Tokyo to Aomori
then from Aomori, we hopped on this train for Hakodate! No signs of snow in Tokyo or Osaka yet the day before but plenty of them in Aomori and of course in Hakodate the day we were there! COLD! And we were not prepared for snowy days! (Impromptu decision to travel up north)
and lastly, cold & shivering us in Kamakura, taking this train ride.
I have loads of train photos but at the moment, I am stumped on how I'm posting them up without boring you to tears with geeky train info.
p.s. photos of the boy are put liberally in this post for a certain obachan. ^^