It was a very early start to the day. A 6:03am train from Asahikawa took me on a 6hrs journey to the final destination that is Wakkanai. A great challenge finally accomplished, and a chance to visit a place I’ve longed to see: the northernmost part of Japan. Well, the actual northernmost part of Japan […]Read more "Day 4 Osaka – Wakkanai"
In many respects, what I have seen of Hokkaido so far reminds me of the northern countryside parts of the UK, with added mountains. The views continue to stun as we gently rock our way through the mountains in this military grade machinery they call a one-man-car train. The whole train consists of one sole […]Read more "Day 3 Osaka – Wakkanai"
An early start once again. My train left at 6:48am precisely from Shibata station. The weather was sunnier than yesterday but getting colder the further north I go. The views from the train overlooking the Sea of Japan is somewhat nice, but not what I had hoped. It’s a little grey, but that might also […]Read more "Day 2 Osaka – Wakkanai"
It’s currently 11:00am and I am sat in a stationary train at Hammamatsu Station. I left my flat at 5:30am this morning and have been on a train since 6:04am precisely. The connections so far have been mere minutes as I scramble to make the next trains. One miss and it would throw off the […]Read more "Day 1 Osaka – Wakkanai"
Today will be the start of a 4-day trip from Osaka in the heart of Japan to the northernmost station in Japan: Wakkanai, in Hokkaido. The days will be long, and perhaps tiring, but it would be an interesting challenge to achieve. It is also the season of the Seishun 18 kippu, which gives the […]Read more "Osaka – Wakkanai – A 4-day trip on the local trains in Japan"