Tokyo-Kyoto Shinkansen Past Mt. Fuji (2013)

Tokyo-Kyoto Shinkansen Past Mt. Fuji (2013)

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Figuring trains in Tokyo Station is not for the uninitiated. The station is crowded, there are far too many trains going off in all directions. Quite a few of them are bullet trains that look absolutely stunning. Finally, I managed to make my way to the correct train and awaited my turn to board. The usher showed me to my seat, which, with much aforethought, I had reserved on the right side of the train so that I could get a view of Mt.Fuji as we chugged past it. The Japanese countryside is densely populated with one town after another coming up in rapid succession. A few cultivated patches, presumably paddy are interspersed with urban agglomerations. The houses look like matchboxes, all neatly laid-out, Japanese style. And then came the moment I was waiting for. Mt.Fuji was making a guest appearance at a distance from time to time, but at some point, we pass very close to it. The crest, immortalised in myriad photographs glistened in the golden rays of the morning.

You can read about Tokyo in the  Cities” section and Kyoto in the ‘Peering into the past” section.

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