I was asked very politely if I could take some group photos with my camera, so I ended up bring my Nikon to work today. ^^.
In between breaks, I managed to snap some shots of a shinkansen passing by my window. Just realized today, shinkansen’s are that long! Here’s a link to a larger image.
What’s the longest time you’ve spent on a shinkansen?
Shinkansen is probably the most convenient way of traveling medium-long distances in Japan. For trips with distances longer than long, fly. ^^.
Unlike flying, when using the bullet train, there’s no need to catch a bus/train to get into the city from the airport because one usually gets off (and on) the shinkansen at a major city station. In fact, you’ll only catch a bus/train to get out of the city!
Whenever I get on the Shinkansen, one of the first few things I do right after getting into my seat is to browse their “in-ride” shopping catalogue. It’s always a thrill finding new and novel goods and gadgets.
Seiza (正座, literally “proper sitting”) is the Japanese term for the traditional formal way of sitting in Japan. It’s not easy to be in seiza. You could feel differently, but I don’t find it particularly comfortable. If in seiza for too long, I end up with pins and needles when I get up. If you find yourself needing to be in seiza for long periods at a time, this could be your next best friend. ^^.
On the Shinkansen heading back for Tokyo! To reward ourselves for a hard day’s work, I bought the beer and my junior bought the gyutan stick. A win-win combo!
Shinkansen’s moving right now so I’ll see y’all in Tokyo real soon!
Sendai is a beautiful city. Lots of green, lots of beautiful girls and lots of beef tongue set meals. ^^. Although not as big a station as Tokyo or Shinjuku, Sendai station does have its very own sea of taxis!