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... Maples and plums. Autumn leaves not as evident as we are further south and not as cold yet, but Okayama does get some snow in winter. There is lots of water features, channels, ponds and lakes and it is all at varying levels which the engineer picked up and gave me a lesson in water hydraulics, water flow velocities, cumecs and that sort of stuff. For something finished in 1700, it is a pretty complex and smart piece of design.
... bushwalk at Takayama, and that one was so well blended into the forest.
Shinkasen means "new trunk routes" and that is what they service, the main routes. It is like flying on an aircraft with hostesses in fancy uniforms, food cart girls and uniforms for everyone. The drivers looks like an airline pilots uniform. They are very clean, on time, and the cars stop precisely at the mark indicated on the platform. ...
... with three
children ages 8, 4 and 1 ½. Needless to say she has a pretty busy life. Well we
have been in touch with her since arriving in Japan and she happens to live just
outside of Takamatsu in a small seaside town. She arranged to meet us at the
train station with her children and invited us to stay with her family. It was
great to see her after 18 years. Turns out she had been teaching English to
... we bought last night and topped off the toast - we knew it would come in handy!
We are speeding along on the super express Shinkansen to Okayama and just passing through Osaka which is huge, spread out to the hills in the distance. We change trains at Okayama going to Chayamachi, then a local train to Uno and ...
... top floor and watch more guns being fired below. Still confused about what was happening, we headed down through the castle to look at the displays. These were mostly outfit or costume related. We figured they weren't real, or we wouldn't be able to take photos of them.
We crossed the river and headed to Korakuen garden; known as one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. It was extremely pretty. With autumnal colours coming out, we ...