@wim_v12e Switched Trains here, as we were going to see my aunt on wife's mother side in Yokosuka. Aunt was still spry and met us at bus station. An amazing lady she will live to be 110 i feel...
@namida12 I was also just switching trains here, on my way to Narita to fly back to the UK. Do you live in Japan?
I Live in Japan one month a year...
I go in the rainy month, June. Try to get there before a lot of rain has fallen. Much cooler to ride my bicycle with brother-in-law & Friends...
2019 I will visit UK for 10 days, trying to decide on June, or July.
@namida12 Nice! For the last 5 years I've averaged about a month a year as well (not that I planned it) but I usually go in summer (July/August/September) because that's when my work allows it.
To visit Scotland I'd say June is better than July, don't know for the rest of the UK.
@wim_v12e Typhoon #24 will cross over the Japan from the south to north. Think there will be a lot of troubles with the amount of water & wind again. My relatives live in Yokosuka Tokyo, and Noda am hoping they will be buttoned up for this large storm.
@namida12 Hopefully it will have weakened a lot by the time it gets to Tokyo. My friends and colleagues are in Kyoto, it looks like it will still be very bad there. I hope they stay safe.
@wim_v12e Will do Video Chat with family living above Tokyo tonight. Will know more afterwards - 4 hours from now...
@wim_v12e Japanese trains are the best.
The underlying mentality behind that is that 1950s mass motorization and jet aviation made rail travel "obsolete".
Even many American foamers buy into this mentality, screaming that new trains are ugly and we should go back to the old ones, and openly expressing hope that new trains fail, basically wanting Amtrak to be a heritage railway.
@tsturm And France has the best infrastructure for them.
@tsturm I've tried trains in every country I've visited and I agree!
Japan is one of the most technologically advanced countries. I'd like to get on one of those trains
@henriko The NEX in the picture is the Narita Express so if you fly into Narita this is the one to take into Tokyo,