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A cloudy view

I reached Kawaguchiko Station in the hope of viewing Mt Fuji. Who doesn’t want to see Japan’s most famous mountain? On my final full day in Japan I knew my chances weren’t great. The sky was cloudy, and as I drew nearer, rain dampened the sidewalks. But this was my last chance. Continue reading A cloudy view

A Shinkansen experience

Ever since I first learned about Japan’s shinkansen, I’d always wanted to step aboard one to experience the 320 kilometres an hour feel at ground level. I know many European countries have bullet trains too, but I had my heart set on Japan. I finally had my chance when I headed from a Tokyo outer train station to Kyoto. Continue reading A Shinkansen experience