The next few blog posts will probably sound a bit childish, like a n00b coming to Japan for the first time, but the Shinkansen is now pulling out of Nagoya Station and we're on our way to Nagasaki. I haven't looked forward to anything like this in quite a while. It'll be good to get out of the work/sleep/pay bills routine for a few days.
The Mrs and I are now fast approaching 岡崎, with beautiful blue skies above us. Travelling across Japan by Shinkansen is really one of the better ways to see the landscape. That said, I'd forgotten about how many tunnels we'd pass through and what the pressure difference would do to our ears. It's not unbearable, but it certainly makes music sound muted and uninteresting.
In Hakata! If this iPod had a better camera, I'd take some pictures. Alas, they'll have to wait until later.
In Nagasaki! After many, many hours on the train, Reiko and I have finally made it to Nagasaki Station. Now we'll head off to have lunch at a restaurant run by one of her favorite celebrity chefs, then later begin this year's Detective Conan Mystery Tour!
It's very, very bright in Nagasaki ...