Tag Archives: Tokyo

Feeling squashed on the train?

Do you catch the train at peek hour in Sydney and feel a little squashed? An article in the SMH on Monday stated that 73.6 percent of trains were overloaded, some with up to 145% capacity usage! Of course 100% … Continue reading

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The worst thing about moving is…

…lack of connection. And while they both are important, I am not just talking about the Internet or phone here. I moved back to Sydney a couple of weeks ago. Most stuff is still in boxes. Though we finally have … Continue reading

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TiTech at sunset

Tokyo Institute of Technology at sunset with a nice fan of clouds.

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Across the platform

Looking across the platform at Shinjuku station, from a train on the Chūō-Sōbu Line to a packed train on the Yamanote Line.

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Get on the iPod train

Looking back through the photos I have taken in Tokyo I found this one of a train covered in iPod advertisements. Not just the outside, but also all the ads inside. Being the major transportation form in Tokyo, about 70% … Continue reading

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Don’t go through this door, its sharp

It is interesting the peculiarities of shops in different parts of the world. In Japan they play music at you when they are going to close, you get about 15 minutes warning. And quite often they will play Auld Lang … Continue reading

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Boxed in on the train

This train is only medium full, I have been on much more crowed trains in Tokyo, where you can’t move. The interesting thing about this shot is the advertisement for boxer briefs in multiple colours and patterns. In Tokyo you … Continue reading

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Queue at Sensoji temple in Asakusa as the new year begins

On new years eve we went and queued up at Sensoji temple in Asakusa. It is custom for Japanese to visit a temple to pray on the first day of the new year. And we though it would be interesting … Continue reading

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Nano big at Shinjuku station

As you leave Shinjuku station via the west exit you can’t but notice the mass of advertising for Apple iPod Nano. The rise between the pedestrian level and the ceiling has a ring of iPod advertisements (pictured below). And many … Continue reading

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Fishing for bass lures we found the net more than full

For a friend’s Christmas present it was suggested to get fishing equipment, something for fishing bass. Japanese are mad about fishing, get some Japanese stuff I was told. Well that statement is about right. We asked at one fishing shop, … Continue reading

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