V nice… Matsuyama

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Loving this Masi… Not too sure how robust the spokes on the rear would be, but they look good – something different…

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View from the castle at Matsuyama

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Not too sure how these panoramas are appearing, as I haven’t seen any of these photos on the big screen yet. All of these photos so far have been taken on my phone, and the panoramas are done using the panorama setting, which allows you to press the shutter button and then just rotate the camera and the phone stitches them together. Will probably have too wait until I get home to check the quality…

Almost Okonomiyaki… Matsuyama

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I think this was pretty damn close, but not quite. It was called something like Okonomi-Dori… Still v tasty 🙂

More Shinkansen photos…

I’ve seen (and been on) a few of them now, but still think they look very cool. Checked with the GPS the other day, and we were doing 300km/h… That’s pretty fast. I think it would be pretty good to be able to get from Southern Cross, Melbourne to Central, Sydney without having to frig around getting out to Tullamarine, queue for checkin, get in from Mascot…

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Just what do those birds fling?

And how delightly do they fling it? And is delightly actually a word? Too many questions… I shouldn’t really joke… It really has been amazing, and pleasing to see just how many signs, maps, menus, guides etc. are translated into English. As English speakers we are very lucky in Japan – given English is not very widely spoken – English translation certainly shouldn’t be an expectation… I’d hate to think how few, and how bad the Japanese translations in Australia are…if there are any. The occasional dodgy translation here is a minor issue. Still, I reserve the right to have a chuckle…

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Our life saver….

And mostly in English too!

The equivalent of “buying a sandwich” in Japan…

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Catching the chairlift up Tsurugi-san

It was a bit of a hair raising drive to the base of the chairlift, then the chairlift was pretty darn steep, then the 960m walk to the summit was nearly heart attack inducing. The views were definitely worth it though

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Note: I’m aware this photo is a little close up…

Tsukiji fish market

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No idea what the thing above is… trumpet fish? Long-snouted-pink-thing? Weird-lady-freak-show-of-the-great-deep? Who knows. Maybe it’s a new species…

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Some more decent bike examples…

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It’s like a KitKat,

Only greener!

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Mandarins

Just the fifty dollars there for your dozen Mandarins, sir, if you don’t mind…

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