Japan 2008 – Day 1 – The Trip Over

Posted in Japan on 30 October, 2008 (14:17)

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Well we’re here! one hell of a tiring trip though – all in all over 24 hours of travel which consisted of:

-Train to Leeds

– Train – Leeds – Kings X

– Underground – Kings X – London Bridge

– Train – London Bridge – Sevenoaks

– Car – Sevenoaks – Heathrow

– Plane – Heathrow – Narita

– Train – Narita – Shinigawa

– Train – Shinigawa – Kyoto

– Subway – Kyoto Station – Karasuma Okie (Hotel)

Phew. Bit tiring. First day in pics below.

The drive to Heathrow, snow!

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The glorious Terminal 5, all working now

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Stopping off for some breakfast at Giraffe.

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Our mighty air steed!

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Zoom!

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On board the narita express, jr rail passes are very flashy indeed!

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First beer of the trip ^-^

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Shinkansen!

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Ah finally here, room is massive! Nicest hotel i’ve ever stayed in!

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Much bigger than last year!

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Out for some food,took the free bus to Kyoto station and discovered the Asty Road food court – great Engrish there!

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Asty foods!

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Did a bit more strolling about but ended up crashing quite early as we’re severely tired after all that travelling!

Thanks for reading! Here are some of my other posts you might like

Japan 2008 - Day 6 - Last Morning in Kyoto and onward to Tokyo
Remembering my first trip to Japan - Day One
Remembering my first trip to Japan - Day Three
Contemplating ON Mt Fuji
Our first earthquake in Osaka
Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine

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