5th February: Nara to Hakone

Travel day today.  I headed off for a museum in the morning, then decided I didn’t have enough time so turned back.

on the street

I encountered this curious being in the centre of old Nara shopping zone.  Appears to be some kind of marsupial cat-like creature that gives birth to fish.

Shop in old Nara, selling flowers, clothes and food.

Street scene outside where I was staying.

Bullet train

I’ve taken the train from Nara to Kyoto.  This is the bullet train drawing up in Kyoto Station to take me to Odawara, a trip of about three hours.  Then to Hakone by considerably slower local trains.

View from train

I was surprised to find snow from just outside Nara.

View from train

And this is the view of a mountain (name unknown) not far before Odawara.

6 comments on “5th February: Nara to Hakone

  1. Absolutely beautifyl pictures. I love Japan; the food, culture, and architecture. Asaksa is one of my favorite cities. Tokyo has amazing night life, but I lean toward the traditional. How much longer do you have on your travels?


    • Murray Foote says:

      Thanks very much.

      Yes, Japan is a wonderful country to visit for those reasons, also because it is so safe and welcoming. Asakusa, I presume? I spent very little time in Tokyo, mainly went to traditional places and wilderness places.

      I spent 34 days in Japan mainly in February. You can see the itinerary on the Japan tab of the blog. I am now back in Australia with 10,000 exposures to consider processing. I have so far completed 10 days as 20 posts with 200 images and 10,000 words. I expect it will take me another two or three months to process the images and make the posts even though I am essentially working full-time on it.


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