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... our decision to book all our train legs before we left Tokyo was the right way to go.
The Shinkasen is the Sakura which reaches a top speed of 300km an hour and it was noticeably faster than the previous bullet trains we had ridden on. You have this urge to fasten your seat belt as it is so much like air travel. Again, there was lots of tunnels, but we got good glimpses of the verdant green hilly countryside, the rice and vegetable ...
... in Japan. When the water level is up it is said to look like eyeglasses, hence the name.
After that we hit a few other tourist spots. We had lunch in a shopping area called Hammanmachi and took a quick look at the Japanese version of the $1 store. We made a brief stop at the Glover Garden, which is an open air museum and garden that originally belonged to westerners. We basically peeked in as it didn’t seem worth the over $18 it was going to cost ...
Now, back to Japan, with a longer blog more worthy of this city. I actually got a complaint about one my blogs being too short and not descriptive enough! Sorry, they were typed with my thumbs on my phone grabbing at wifi in cafes. Now I have the time so will type away in full about my visit to a city of great importance not only to Japanese history, but the entire world. It was the city to suffer mankinds cruelest invention of mass destruction, the atomic bomb. ...
... think the town of Beppu will be next. Beppu is the Onsen (hot springs) hot spot of Japan. I do have to say that having internet through a pocket wi-fi device makes a big difference in foreign travel. We are able to book our hotels and get information very easily. We are also using it to translate when needed and get us to locations. Google maps and directions is just awesome! Here are some pictures For more info please google ...
... and many of them, terraced hillsides, with perfect ,manicured ,bushes
of green tea, and vegetable gardens with crops the same as we have ,potatoes,
in flower, broad beans and onions which looked ready to harvest. Every space is
used of course. Along the coast at first ,then inland to the town of the
Firstly we walked up the narrow streets to visit a typical
home, built in the 1800’s, with the matting to sleep on ,on ...