Out into the wilds!
Late start today, first train at 0921. Then it’s a circuit taking in a famous route through the mountains. I won’t be back in Sendai until 8.30pm.
To follow my excursion in to the Japanese countryside today, you will need a map. I went a little off the beaten track. Sendai to Omiya (north of Tokyo), Omiya to Echigo-Yuzawa, then on to Koide, and up to Tadami, all by train. Tadami to Aizu-Kawaguchi by bus, from there back on the trains to Aizu Wakamatsu, then Koriyama and back to Sendai. All the trains and the bus were bang on time. Photo is the new E7 in the Joetsu livery at Echigo-Yuzawa.
Various trains I travelled on today, KiHa 40/48 Diesel units. E128/9 and E720.
Some fine scenery, too….
The station building at Yabukami, first stop north of Koide on the Tadami Line. A little different from Tokyo…
..And this station building is an old freight wagon.
On the menu for tomorrow is a return to Tokyo and then it all depends on the weather..
Another interesting day despite the overcast weather. After arriving back in Tokyo, I spent the afternoon traveling on some of the Tokyo suburban rail network before visiting 2 model railway shops. Off to get a bite eat and photograph trains shortly.
Olympic mascot anyone? Keyring size is £7.25, smallest size without a chain is £25, the largest is £1,051, but it would be tax free!