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Friday, December 09, 2005

Nagoya-Tokyo Highway Bus


Traveled up to Tokyo on the JR Highway Bus from Nagoya to Shinjuku (South Exit) today.

Nagoya Station JR Highway Bus

The journey takes 6 hours and costs 5,100 yen for an adult (half price for my 4-year-old kid). The bus is a comfortable double-decker and follows the northern route on the Chuo Expressway and enters Tokyo via Kofu and Hino.
The Shinkansen bullet train follows the southern coastal route via Shizuoka.

JR Double-decker Highway Bus

The bus passes through some scenic (snow-capped) mountains in Gifu and Nagano Prefectures. We stopped 3 times on route for about 10 or 15 minutes including a stop at the impressive Suwako Lake in Nagano.

Suwako Lake, Nagano Prefecture

The whole experience was enlivened by a chance encounter with Yoshiki Nakahara, a Copenhagen-based artist with an exhibition running at the Teipaku Gallery in the Ginza until 25 December 2005.

Teipark Gallery
Otemachi 2-3-1
Tel: 0332446821


Otemachi Subway Station A4/A5 Exit; JR Tokyo Station Marunouchi North Exit (10 minutes walk)

Yoshiki Nakahara and Joji


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