Tag Archives: Japan

This Thing is Too Big

This wasp was hanging around on one of the towers when I was at Hyakuri.  It was a rather meaty looking wasp and I figured it would not be a good thing to get on the wrong side of.  Wasps … Continue reading

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F-4 Bi-Plane

These Phantoms were taxiing towards me from the ramp and they headed out to depart.  As the came along the taxiway, I got a moment as they started to merge from my position and, briefly, there was a moment when … Continue reading

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A Selection of Japanese Trains

I know a few of the regulars here are interested in trains.  I saw a lot of different trains and rode on a few while I was in Japan so here are a selection of them for those of you … Continue reading

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The Wrong Vietnam Jet

While at Haneda, I saw a Vietnam Airbus A350 on approach.  I think their livery is a great change from the bland look of most airlines.  Unfortunately, it was a long way off so not something I could get a … Continue reading

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Air Do

Haneda introduced me to a new airline.  Air Do.  They had a lot of traffic coming through Haneda, both narrowbody and widebody.  In fact, one of their 767s took off in great light as I was walking to the viewing … Continue reading

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City Center Steam Locomotive

I passed this locomotive several times while in Tokyo.  It was sitting in a square near Shinbashi station.  I never got off but I did finally get some shots of it while we were stopped at the station.  Consequently, I … Continue reading

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A Vending Machine at Every Turn

An abiding memory of Japan was the vending machines in every place.  It seemed like every building had a vending machine for drinks by the front door.  Even the least active looking building still seemed to have one.  They came … Continue reading

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Hail Damaged Radome?

This 777 pulled onto the gate in front of my while I was at Haneda.  The radome seems to have taken a bit of punishment.  It looks a bit like some of those shots you see of jets that have … Continue reading

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Running in High Heat

I was taking it easy as I walked through Yoyogi Park.  The intense heat and humidity meant I was trying to minimize my effort.  That was not the case for everyone, though.  I was amazed at how many people were … Continue reading

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Recce Jets and Pretty Colors

Japanese jets have a reputation for interesting colors and, while the fighter units were pretty dull gray, the recce jets were far more interesting.  Most of the flying jets I saw were in the blue camo scheme and they look … Continue reading

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