Our final leg home was a ride in a fast limited express train. It was the Romance Car again!
It was the same kind of train as we took at the beginning of our trip. Here’s my daughter posing in front of it.
Looking back while on the train, we could see Shinjuku.
Here’s a bridge crossing the Tama River into Kawasaki.
We say goodbye to the Romance Car.
And so, that’s all for our New Year in Japan. I hope you enjoyed reading and looking at the pictures. If you missed any of the trip, just look back at the last few posts that started on January 1st.
On our way home, we caught the train at Kita-Toda Station and went straight to Shinjuku. But we got to see this before we got in the train. A Shinkansen!
We didn’t ride the Shinkansen. We took a local train to Shinjuku, which is the world’s busiest station. We had some time before our next train, so we looked around a little and I took the opportunity to take some pictures.
There was a bento (lunch box) shop in the station with a very interesting display. This is it.
A closeup reveals that they’re all plastic! Japan is well-known for its plastic food displays at restaurants, but this one was quite impressive.
Some more of the station. That green store is called 3 Coins, which means that everything inside costs 300 yen.
This is the ticket gate, one of many in this station. There are actually around three hundred exits at Shinjuku Station.
But it was soon time for us to board the train that would take us almost home. Yes, another Romance Car! That’s for the next post.
We’ll be leaving for home soon. We’ve decided tenge train route. We both have a couple more days off work, but our daughter goes back to her nursery tomorrow. But this post has nothing to do with that. At my wife’s grandmother’s house, there’s a black pine. Here it is.
But then, there’s also this.
They’re different. One’s thicker, the other is spinier. But they’re on the same tree. Don’t believe me? Look at this.
There you go. The shorter spiny needles are newer, I believe.
Anyway, we’ll be going home soon. And it’ll be back to normal blogging.