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    Japanese Bullet Train Shinkansen Explained|外国人が新幹線に乗ってみた!
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    Japanese Bullet Train Shinkansen Explained|外国人が新幹線に乗ってみた!

    October 19, 2019


    Hey guys, we are on the shinkansen tracks right now we are heading to Kyoto and we are taking the Nozomi and we have reserved seats so basically we are guaranteed a seat and I guess I will show you guys what it looks inside of a shinkansen! There are two types of cars, the green car and the normal car. You can tell by that sign in the left corner. So we took the green car to Tokyo and rode the normal reserved car to Kyoto. The normal cars consist of free seating, which is the cheapest and reserved seating, which is a little bit more expensive or you can ride the green car, which is a basically like business class on an airplane. In both cars, someone will check your ticket and stamp it. I guess the only difference is for the green car a female will come? and for the normal car, a male will come? lol In both cars, there will also be somebody to serve you food and beverages if you want to buy them. In the green car, the lady will give you a wet towel… One thing you have to buy is a shinkansen bento box. A little overpriced but such good food. In both cars, you can relax nicely and don’t worry about your battery, they will both have outlets! Snapchatting on a Shinkansen! Or you can just piss off your little sister… We are facing each other. I have to look at this girl now. Look at this girl. PISSED! lol The biggest difference between these two cars are the chairs. Can’t recline much on the normal cars, which means unconformable sleeping… She seems like she agrees. But in the green car, your chair can recline about 70% as seen here. And you can face each other! Look how smooth the train rides… Look at this material. It’s all like furry furry, fluffy fluffy. nice cushion… Since we turned our chair around there’s no back side of a chair obviously… so there’s no table but there’s a table right here, a portable table that you can take out like an airplane awesome! We also have a light switch like an airplane right here… So if you click this button, Oh snap! if you push this button, this light on the chair goes on…sweeeeeet All right guys, we are right now in this little area where the bathroom is and we are going to check out the bathrooms because the bathrooms here are really high tech! So it looks like…like a circle and over there it says “vacant”…right? so if you press the green button automatically opens…and look how big this bathroom is! but but in order to close this door… so now we are inside… to close it, press the red button if you don’t, it closes on its own… and boom! Automatically closes… So this is a normal bathroom… open it up and just like an airplane kind of bathroom look kind of small too automatically goes down, if you press that and up there…automatically flushing… The green car bathroom area is also nicer as seen here! Did you hear that song? This is the song you will hear when the shinkansen is coming to a stop. Make sure to check above the door to see where the shinkansen is stopping in both English and Japanese.

    北陸新幹線 開業!<福井県・まちかど県政>  Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train line started !
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    北陸新幹線 開業!<福井県・まちかど県政> Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train line started !

    October 18, 2019


    The Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train line to Kanazawa, opened on March 14th, 2015. Today, we are going to introduce you the activities of Fukui prefecture for increasing travelers who are from large cities and along the Shinkansen line. Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train line started ! This is Kanazawa station. Many Shinkansen passengers are getting off. The numbers of visitors to Fukui prefecture and business opportunities are expected to be increased by opening this Shinkansen line. Therefore, Fukui prefecture is having several events and so on to spread the charms of Fukui to many people. Fukui sightseeing concierge has been arranged here at Kanazawa station. For the ones who visit Kanazawa to go to Fukui prefecture as well, the concierge gives them the information of sightseeing and/or events in Fukui. And here at the entrance of Fukui prefecture, the west gate of JR Fukui station, there are full size dinosaur models such as 10 meters of Fukuititan that was excavated in Fukui prefecture, and few others are placed there It is the first time in the world for any moving monuments precisely based on academic study to be out of the museums and be placed in a station square. The 45 meters wide picture of dinosaurs is on the wall outside of Fukui station. There is also a trick art that looks like real dinosaurs are coming out from it. And if you download a special free application, you can see a video in which dinosaurs lived in its era and/or take pictures with dinosaurs with the station scenery as the background. It is exactly the entrance of the kingdom of dinosaurs in Fukui prefecture. It is very powerful and fun. Right?! When visitors come to Fukui prefecture from other prefectures, this is a good place for them to recognize that there are dinosaurs in Fukui prefecture. There are “Fukui’s highly recommended sightseeing spots bus tours” for visitors to visit many different tourism spots. It is extravagant tour that it will start from Awara Onsen (Awara hot spring), Tojinbo cliff, Eiheiji temple and the dinosaur museum, and you will get to see all of them in a day. Will you ask your friends from outside of Fukui to go on a must tour with you? As you saw, in Fukui prefecture, they are promoting all those things to increase the visitors. Moreover, they are pushing it to have early open for the Shinkansen line between Kanazawa and Tsuruga. It has been decided in this January, to open the Shinkansen line 3 years earlier as a result of making their original proposal of shortening the Shinkansen line construction to the government. The construction of Kuzuryu river bridge and New Hokuriku tunnel will be go into full swing as well. Using the Hokuriku Shinkansen line which is being progressed, will you ask your friends from outside the prefecture to visit Fukui?

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    How to get from Haneda Airport to Tokyo | japan-guide.com

    October 18, 2019


    Haneda Airport is Japan’s busiest airport. Located only 15 minutes from central Tokyo it is much more conveniently positioned than Narita Airport. Traditionally, Haneda has handled the majority
    of the city’s domestic arrivals and departures. However since it was expanded in 2014 the airport has been servicing an increasing number of international flights. With this in mind, here is a brief overview of how to maneuver through Haneda Airport
    and get to downtown Tokyo for passengers arriving on international flights. After de-planing, the first stop is immigration. To expedite the process, each passenger should
    have their disembarkation form filled out before approaching the counter. Here, an officer will ask a few questions
    about your trip, scan the fingerprints of your index fingers and take your photo. Assuming everything goes well, you can move
    on to the baggage claim. Everyone arriving on an international flight
    into Narita Airport except for those connecting to
    another international flight must collect their checked luggage here this includes passengers connecting
    to domestic flights. With baggage in hand, Customs is next. Each family will need to hand in a Customs Declaration Form which should be filled out ahead of time. Passengers with items to declare
    should use the red lanes while those with nothing to declare should go through the green ones. Finally, after clearing Customs, you will
    enter the public area of the terminal where there are many useful services you may want
    to take advantage of before leaving the airport, such as Currency exchange & ATMs Wi-Fi and SIM card rentals Information counters Baggage delivery and storage Showers, Nap rooms, and lounges Rental car pick-up and many more Also, if you purchased a Japan Rail Pass,
    this can be picked-up at the JR EAST Travel Service Center located in the arrival lobby near the Tokyo Monorail ticket gates. If you are transferring to a domestic flight,
    or need to get to another building there are free shuttle buses that operate
    frequently between the terminals. When you’re ready to leave the airport and
    head into the city, there are many options to consider In the basement is the Keikyu train which is accessible from the second floor. The first floor has buses and taxis and the third floor has the Tokyo Monorail which can be accessed from
    either the second or third floors. When choosing between train options, here
    are some important points to consider The Tokyo Monorail goes directly to Hamamatsucho
    Station which is on the popular JR Yamanote Line. The trip takes around 15min and does not allow
    for seat reservations. It is also worth mentioning that while the
    monorail has space to store luggage, the Yamanote Line does not, and during rush hours both
    can get quite crowded. Next are the trains operated by the Keikyu Railway. These go primarily to Shinagawa Station, where
    you can transfer to the Yamanote Line or continue on to the Asakusa Subway Line which leads
    to Asakusa and Tokyo Skytree, and some of the trains even continue as far as Narita Airport. Keep in mind that these are regular commuter
    trains which do not have dedicated luggage storage spaces or reserved seating. Aside from trains, the other options for leaving
    the airport are Airport Limousine buses which go to a variety of locations throughout Tokyo and the surrounding areas And taxis which are the most expensive option,
    costing between 5,000 to 11,000yen or even more depending on where you’re headed. Lastly, in our opinion Haneda is one of the
    most enjoyable airports in all Japan. With a plethora of dining and entertainment
    options in the international terminal it’s a fun place to spend time and an ideal airport to have a long layover. We hope this video helps you know what to
    expect when navigating through Haneda Airport. For more information about Haneda or to watch
    another video, click the links on the screen now or head over to japan-guide.com, your
    comprehensive, up-to-date travel guide first-hand from Japan. Thanks for watching, and be sure to subscribe
    for more videos about Japan. Happy travels.

    Shinkansen (Japanese Bullet Train) in Hiroshima Railway Station
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    Shinkansen (Japanese Bullet Train) in Hiroshima Railway Station

    October 18, 2019


    Japan’s main islands of Honshu, Kyushu and Hokkaido are served by a network of high speed train lines that connect Tokyo with most of the country’s major cities. Japan’s high speed trains (bullet trains) are called shinkansen and are operated by Japan Railways (JR). Running at speeds of up to 320 km/h, the shinkansen is known for punctuality (most trains depart on time to the second), comfort (relatively silent cars with spacious, always forward facing seats), safety and efficiency. Thanks to the Japan Rail Pass, the shinkansen can also be a very cost effective means of travel. Feel free to subscribe my channel…

    At least 19 people after Typhoon Hagibis ripped through Japan
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    At least 19 people after Typhoon Hagibis ripped through Japan

    October 17, 2019


    At least 19 people are dead and 16 missing after the powerful Typhoon Hagibis ripped through Japan triggering deadly landslides and flooding rivers, with hundreds of homes evacuated The destruction forced Rugby World Cup organisers to cancel the third match of the tournament, though the key Japan-Scotland clash will go ahead By Sunday morning, the significantly weakened storm had moved back off land, but serious flooding was reported in central Japan’s Nagano, where a burst levee sent water from the Chikuma river gushing into residential neighbourhoods, flooding homes up to the second floor  Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, an emergency official in Nagano city said: ‘Overnight, we issued evacuation orders to 427 households, 1,417 individuals ‘Aerial footage showed a row of bullet trains half-submerged in muddy waters at a depot in Nagano Hagibis smashed into the main Japanese island of Honshu around 7:00 pm (1000 GMT) Saturday as one of the most violent typhoons in recent years, with wind gusts of up to 134 miles per hour Well before making landfall, the outer bands of the storm claimed their first victim, a driver whose van was flipped over in the strong gusts Several more deaths were confirmed Saturday night, including a man killed in a landslide and another pulled from a flooded home And the toll continued to rise as the full scale of the disaster became clearer Sunday morning, with bodies recovered from submerged cars and landslides across several regions of the country Four people have been killed and 17 are still missing after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in 60 years hit capital Tokyo and paralysed several suburbs with flood water Some seven million people have been told to evacuate their homes Houses are submerged after Typhoon Hagibis hit the area in Ashikaga, north of Tokyo, Japan  More than 180,000 people are without power and 20 inches of rain is forecast for Tokyo area in next 24 hours In this aerial image, a rescue operation is underway at a landslide site triggered by Typhoon HagibisSome seven million people were told to evacuate homes in Japan as Typhoon Hagibis, forecast to be the nation’s most powerful in six decades, made landfall on Honshu island Around 7.3 million people were placed under non-compulsory evacuation orders and more than 30 were injured after Typhoon Hagibis hit the south coast on Saturday Even before making landfall, Hagibis caused enormous disruption, forcing the cancellation of two Rugby World Cup matches, and grounding all flights in the Tokyo region, but the Japanese Grand Prix is set to go ahead  World Rugby has urged supporters not to travel unless it is ‘absolutely necessary’ Japan’s World Cup players were yesterday pictured wading through a flooded Tokyo stadium, but their match with Scotland will now go ahead  It crashed into Japan’s main Honshu island at 7pm before barrelling into Izu, a peninsula southwest of Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency said   Around 7.3 million people were placed under non-compulsory evacuation orders and more than 30 were injured after Typhoon Hagibis hit the south coast on Saturday The storm claimed the first of two victims hours before arriving on the coast, when strong winds from its outer bands flipped a car in Chiba east of Tokyo and killed the driver more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Bodycam footage of woman shot in own home by Fort Worth police Watch video Incredible moment hiking family luckily escapes from hungry bear Watch video Instant karma! Man gets hit in the groin by bird he shot Watch video Extinction Rebellion activists shut down Charing Cross Road Watch video President Trump calls impeachment ‘b*******’ during rally Watch video Fox in Sweden explores trampoline and has the time of its life Watch video Trump makes fun of Shepard Smith after hearing that anchor is leaving Watch video Paranormal investigators spend TWO WEEKS in haunted Pennhurst Asylum Watch video Where’s Hunter?: Trump slams Joe Biden and son at rally Watch video Man attempting robbery changes mind after realising target is friend Watch video Dog waits roadside for four years before being reunited with owners Watch video Incredible moment a SEAL leaps out of the water to devour a bird Surging waves generated by Typhoon Hagibis hit against a breakwater at a port in the town of Kiho on Saturday – as part of the storm which has left more than 180,000 people without power in the worst effected areas Two people walk through cables which fell on the road in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, during the storm The JMA has issued a statement about the importance to ‘take action that can help save your lives’ as auto plants to the country’s convenience stores, usually open 24 hours a day, shut their doors  One man was killed in Chiba, east of Tokyo, when his car overturned The storm, which the government said could be the strongest to hit Tokyo since 1958, brought record-breaking rainfall in many areas, including the popular resort town of Hakone, which was hit with 939 5 mm (37 inches) of rain over 24 hours An evacuee with a dog is rescued after the city is hit by Typhoon Hagibis, in Motomiya, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan’Be ready for rainfall of the kind that you have never experienced,’ said meteorological agency official Yasushi Kajihara, adding that areas usually safe from disasters may prove vulnerable ‘Take all measures necessary to save your life,’ he said.The storm claimed the first of two victims hours before arriving on the coast, when strong winds from its outer bands flipped a car in Chiba east of Tokyo and killed the driver Four people died in Chiba, Gunma, Kanagawa and Fukushima prefectures surrounding Tokyo, public broadcaster NHK said Among them was a man in his 60s who was found with no vital signs in a flooded apartment in Kawasaki In Gotemba, west of Tokyo, emergency services said they had rescued one man who fell into a swollen canal but was still searching for a second man  In Fukushima, Tokyo Electric Power Co reported irregular readings from sensors monitoring water in its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant overnight The plant was crippled by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami.In parts of Fukushima and Nagano prefectures, heavy rain caused rivers to flood their banks, submerging houses and rice paddies and forcing some people to climb onto their roofs for safety A Shinkansen bullet train rail yard is seen flooded due to heavy rains caused by Typhoon Hagibis in Nagano, central Japan A Japan Self-Defense Force helicopter hovers above submerged residential area after an embankment of the Chikuma River broke because of Typhoon Hagibis Rubble covers the ground in Ichihara, China, after winds reached 90mph and harsh weather ripped through homes  A damaged vehicle is upturned and a house was smashed after a tornado caused by Typhoon Hagibis hit Ichihara The Meteorological Agency has issued its highest level of warning for rain for most of central and eastern Japan Firefighters patrol on a flooded road due to heavy rains caused by Typhoon Hagibis at Ota ward in Tokyo Another 20 inches is forecast for the Tokyo area in the next 25 hours, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency  Japan’s national rugby union team players wade through floodwater at Chichibu Stadium in Tokyo World Rugby has urged supporters not to travel unless it is ‘absolutely necessary’ Japan’s World Cup players were yesterday pictured wading through a flooded Tokyo stadium after they were forced to abandon their match with Scotland RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Japan braces for Typhoon Hagibi: Storm will bring 30 inches Fly to Japan, return for free! 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Asian stocks DROP in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul amid market Share this article Share Houses along the Chikuma river in Nagano were nearly under water and at least one person was rescued from the roof of a house by helicopter, NHK said Part of a road was swept away in flooding.Authorities issued evacuation advisories and orders for more than 6 million people across Japan as the storm unleashed the heaviest rain and winds in years Some 100 injuries have been reported so far, while more than 270,000 households lost power, NHK said The storm, which the government said could be the strongest to hit Tokyo since 1958, brought record-breaking rainfall in many areas, including the popular resort town of Hakone, which was hit with 939 5 mm (37 inches) of rain over 24 hours.Hagibis, which means ‘speed’ in the Philippine language Tagalog, made landfall on Japan’s main island of Honshu on Saturday evening By early evening, tens of thousands were in shelters and receiving emergency rations and blankets, though a 5 7-magnitude quake that rattled the Tokyo area did little to calm nerves.The US Geological Survey said the earthquake was centered in the ocean off the coast of Chiba, near Tokyo, and was fairly deep at 59 5 kilometers. Major shinkansen bullet trains from Tokyo would begin on schedule Sunday, NHK said, while the Tokyo subway system was also operating One expert, Nobuyuki Tsuchiya, director of the Japan Riverfront Research Center, had earlier told Reuters that further flooding could occur as several surrounding prefectures began releasing water from dams, letting it flow downstream more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Bodycam footage of woman shot in own home by Fort Worth police Watch video Incredible moment hiking family luckily escapes from hungry bear Watch video Instant karma! Man gets hit in the groin by bird he shot Watch video Extinction Rebellion activists shut down Charing Cross Road Watch video President Trump calls impeachment ‘b*******’ during rally Watch video Fox in Sweden explores trampoline and has the time of its life Watch video Trump makes fun of Shepard Smith after hearing that anchor is leaving Watch video Paranormal investigators spend TWO WEEKS in haunted Pennhurst Asylum Watch video Where’s Hunter?: Trump slams Joe Biden and son at rally Watch video Man attempting robbery changes mind after realising target is friend Watch video Dog waits roadside for four years before being reunited with owners Watch video Incredible moment a SEAL leaps out of the water to devour a bird Cars submerged in water in a residential area hit by the dramatic typhoon in Ise, central Japan It has been called the worst Japan’s worst typhoon in the past six decades, leaving many locals stranded and dependent on shelters and emergency rations Pedestrians were seen wading through flooded roads as the powerful storm took hold in Japan and around 7 3 million people have been told to evacuate The skies above Japan turned pink and purple before typhoon Hagibi hit the country, causing mass devastation Many rivers were close to breaching their banks by Saturday afternoon local time A sign is pictured partially submerged as the Tama River floods during Typhoon Hagibis Resident Hidetsugu Nishimura said they have ‘never seen anything like this’About 1 5 million people in Tokyo live below sea level.Before the heavy downpours and strong winds pounded Tokyo and the surrounding areas, residents captured pictures of the bright pink and purple sky The eerie phenomenon, which often precedes or follows a major storm, is the result of ‘scattering’ This happens when molecules and small particles in the atmosphere influence the direction of light, causing the light to scatter Heavy storms wash away the larger particles which have absorbed more light and scattered wavelengths more evenly This makes the colours of the sky appear more vivid. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued the highest alert level for 12 prefectures, warning of potential for once in decades rain totals It lifted the alerts early Sunday.Just last month, another strong storm, Typhoon Faxai, destroyed or damaged 30,000 houses in Chiba, east of Tokyo, and caused extensive power outages The capital’s main airports, Haneda and Narita, stopped flights from landing and connecting trains were suspended, forcing the cancellation of more than a thousand flights Many people in and around Tokyo took shelter in temporary evacuation facilities early, before the worst of the storm arrived Before the heavy downpours and strong winds pounded Tokyo and the surrounding areas, residents captured pictures of the bright pink and purple sky The eerie phenomenon, which often precedes or follows a major storm, is the result of ‘scattering’ This happens when molecules and small particles in the atmosphere influence the direction of light, causing the light to scatter Heavy storms wash away the larger particles which have absorbed more light and scattered wavelengths more evenly This makes the colours of the sky appear more vivid.Yuka Ikemura, a 24-year-old nursery school teacher, was in one such facility at a community centre in eastern Tokyo with her 3-year-old son, 8-month-old daughter and their pet rabbit more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Bodycam footage of woman shot in own home by Fort Worth police Watch video Incredible moment hiking family luckily escapes from hungry bear Watch video Instant karma! Man gets hit in the groin by bird he shot Watch video Extinction Rebellion activists shut down Charing Cross Road Watch video President Trump calls impeachment ‘b*******’ during rally Watch video Fox in Sweden explores trampoline and has the time of its life Watch video Trump makes fun of Shepard Smith after hearing that anchor is leaving Watch video Paranormal investigators spend TWO WEEKS in haunted Pennhurst Asylum Watch video Where’s Hunter?: Trump slams Joe Biden and son at rally Watch video Man attempting robbery changes mind after realising target is friend Watch video Dog waits roadside for four years before being reunited with owners Watch video Incredible moment a SEAL leaps out of the water to devour a bird High waves hit Shirahama on Saturday as Japan’s worst in six decades makes landfall – and the storm has caused the delay of Japanese Grand Prix qualifiers scheduled for Saturday and cancellation of two Rugby World Cup matches A view of an overflowing Sumida River on Saturday as Typhoon Hagibis approached Tokyo It is believed that officials will make a decision about whether Scotland and Japan’s Rugby World Cup match will go through tomorrow only until the morning, as a result of the storm which has delayed Japanese Grand Prix qualifiers An emergency vehicle drives through debris on a flooded road during the evacuation of guests at the Osen Sanso Nakamura hotel in Sengokuhara, in Nakone province Cars pass by at Ginza shopping district in the pouring rain due to Typhoon Hagibis in Tokyo  It crashed into Japan’s main Honshu island at 7pm before barrelling into Izu, a peninsula southwest of Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency said A woman tries to catch a taxi in the pouring rain as Typhoon Hagibis hits Tokyo The country is hit by around 20 typhoons a year, though the capital is not usually badly affected The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of dangerously heavy rainfall in Tokyo and surrounding areas, including Gunma and Saitama Most shockingly Kanagawa has seen 70mm of rain over 24 hours ‘Take all measures necessary to save your life,’ meteorological agency official Yasushi Kajihara said  Tokyo Disneyland was closed, while Ginza department stores (pictured) and smaller shops throughout Tokyo were shuttered Shopkeepers taped up their windows in Hamamatsucho, Tokyo  to prevent them from shattering (pictured) And more broadly, Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines grounded most domestic and international flights at the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya airports Hagibis was advancing northwestward with maximum sustained winds of 162 kilometers per hour on Saturday and a 5 7 earthquake hit the Kanto region around 6.22pm local time which did little to calm nervesShe said she decided to move before it was too late ‘I’ve got small children to take care of and we live on the first floor of an old apartment,’ said Ikemura ‘We brought with us the bare necessities. I’m scared to think about when we will have run out diapers and milk ‘The Rugby World Cup match between Namibia and Canada on Sunday in Kamaishi has been cancelled Two other matches were cancelled on Saturday.Scotland face elimination if their Sunday match is axed and have warned they could take legal action if the game is cancelled World Rugby called the threat ‘disappointing’. Formula One Grand Prix organisers had cancelled all practice and qualifying sessions scheduled for Saturday  Tokyo Disneyland was closed, while Ginza department stores and smaller shops throughout Tokyo were shuttered

    JAPAN VLOG DAY 1 OF 12 (HOTEL REVIEWS, JR PASS, BULLET TRAIN, OSAKA DOTONBORI AT NIGHT, & MORE!)
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    JAPAN VLOG DAY 1 OF 12 (HOTEL REVIEWS, JR PASS, BULLET TRAIN, OSAKA DOTONBORI AT NIGHT, & MORE!)

    October 17, 2019


    This is the Haneda Airport where we arrived during midnight i just wanted to try also the taxi in tokyo even-though it’s expensive but you know there’s no other option… i just want to share that out of three hotels we went to Japan only this hotel have a microwave here’s some cups… and a massage chair this is the only tell which we went to that you have your own massage chair inside your room And the bathtub you know it looks like it’s bigger than the other hotels Although it looks like a bit old but its okay and the bathtub is seprate this is the tub and the shower the size of this place is actually bigger than other hotels. tiny hotels in Japan Amenities of a hotel. what i like is theres a brush some hair oil, gels… i like how sanitary the cups look like Good morning, everyone. Good morning, and we are going out! Hey guys, we are in the metro station near hotel L and immediately I just saw a lot of kawaii stuffs and these stuff are made out of glass and they are pretty popular also quite bit pricey, and I just love anything that has to do with cats my first official train in Japan This is the main Tokyo Station we used SUICA to get here by help from a tourist center from the previous station in this JR Travel Service Center we got our JR PASS and Shinkansen Tickets i got my self some food from the station and brochures to read during the ride. it actually feels like an airplane, you know… And it’s very clean. There’s english text and announcements too I also enjoyed seeing the province side of Japan. like you know…the green and old houses its very pretty [music] You can charge your phone here or any gadget. can put your stuff over there. you can place anything that is uhm under 10 kilo you can put in your bag in this hook and you can also adjust your seats Some Rilakkuma stuff here are rare in tokyo So if you see something here that you think is rare you should grab it Because I’ve seen like just a handful of these denim stuff in tokyo Hi guys for full review on this hotel, please check out the description below Hi guys the room was small even the entrance is small, and it’s very clean But the thing is there’s no microwave. the bed was okay, it fits two adults, but there’s no place for your luggage the restroom was small and to be honest I hit the wall few times while showering. my elbows hit the walls… Favorite pastry and I found oh, god UFO I saw that commercial [sining] i believe i can fly OMG is the mini versions of my favorite cant believe this those are the regular versions. there’s so many Soo many choices…. and this is just you know…family mart This was just 500 yen, and I don’t think they serve any Soft-drinks and stuff like that just you know plain Tea Green tea and it was not very delicious It was not bad, but if we couldn’t find any open places that during that hours with almost midnight I think and we didn’t want to eat in Dotonbori because it was really crowded and you have to wait! Hi, guys if you enjoyed the video please subscribe to my channel Leave a like for this video and feel free to comment below Thanks for watching again and see you next time

    号外 Breaking News: Japan bullet train ‘self-immolation’ fire kills two
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    号外 Breaking News: Japan bullet train ‘self-immolation’ fire kills two

    October 17, 2019


    Hey, guys. It’s Victor, Gimmeabreakman, and this is a breaking news JNEWS straight from the Chunichi Building. Behind me you see a sign, a headline… It’s called 号外 gou gai, it’s a special edition newspaper that they put out when something big happens. 号外 gou gai=extra edition And one of our students sent it to us today. We just had class together. So Tomoko and I are are going to do a quick “Breaking News/JNEWS” for you. It’s a sad event. She’ll…she’ll… well, I’ll tell you the story real quick and then she’ll give us a Japanese lesson. So a crazy person got on the 新幹線SHINKANSEN, the bullet train …poured some kind of oil substance on their body… …set themselves on fire… He died. I guess it’s a man. …and woman also died of smoke inhalation. (Actually cardiac arrest.) …And now Tomoko is going to give us a Japanese version of that. We’ll try to learn a little bit. And I will put the Japanese in the description so, for those of you who are studying Japanese, can learn. OK, please. 東海道新幹線で男性が油をまいて二人が死亡しました。=Toukaidou shinkansen de dansei ga abura wo maite futari ga shibou shimashita. So a man on the TOUKAIDOU bullet train. There are many SHINKANSENs (this is) the one going to…from where to where? From Hakata to Tokyo. From Hakata to Tokyo, poured some kind of oil substance. OIL, 油を撒いて ABURA WO MAITE 油を撒く abura wo maku=to splash/scatter oil 身体に撒いて KARADA NI MAITE 体に油をかぶって KARADA NI ABURA WO KABUTTE=Pour oil on body 火をつける HI WO TSUKERU=set on fire 二人が死亡しました。FUTARI GA SHIBOUSHIMASHITA.=Two people died. He of course died. T: そうですね。SOUDESUNE.=Yes, that’s right. …and she…an old woman…how old? Who died? 詳しく書いてないけれども…
    =Kuwashiku kaite nai keredomo…=It doesn’t say in detail. But… it happened in Odawara City in Kanagawa Prefecture. 新横浜と小田原市の間で新幹線が止まった。=Shinyokohama to Odawarashi no aida de shinkansen ga tomatta. The bullet train stopped between Shinyokohama and Odawara City. だから、そうするとみんな止まるね、新幹線は。Dakara, sousuruto minna tomarune. Shinkansen wa.
    =That means all the Shinkansei might stop. So, it’s pretty scary. Actually Tomoko’s daughter was stuck on the Shinkansen. When there was a hurricane. T: When the typhoon came. When a typhoon comes, sometimes they will stop the train if it’s really bad. And you’re basically stopped, trapped in…. T: Because it’s 密室 misshitsu=an enclosed space. 密室 misshitsu=an enclosed space. And the fire men came? 最初に消防員を呼んで
    =Saisho ni shoubouin wo yonde think I think having a woman at those
    who believe you know you want to go So they called the firemen — 消防員 SHOUBOUIN (or 消防車 SHOUBOUSHA). They called them. T: 着いた時にはもう火は消えていた。Tsuita toki niwa mou hi wa kiete ita.=When they arrived the fire was already out. But it must be terrifying. Can you imagine being stuck, trapped in a metal tube, like the SHINKANSEN. It’s basically like a small airplane..and someone sets themselves on fire? That must be really… T: 20数人が重軽傷. Nijuu suumei ga juukeishou.=It’s says over 20 people got injured. 重軽傷 JUU KEI SHOU=heavy & light casualties. How many?
    T: 20. V: 20 people? Let’s go over here. Nobody’s over here. We don’t want to get in the way of people reading… 20数人だから NI JUU SUU NIN DAKARA=over 20 people so… Where? 20数人 NI JUU SUU NIN. So right there. (Over) 20 people. 重軽傷 JUUKEISHOU=heavy and light injuries. This is…uh… let’s read the headlines. 1人死亡、1人心肺停止. Hitori shibou, hitori shinpai teishi=1 dead, 1 dead by cardiac arrest 小田原付近 Odawara fukin=Near Odawara 20数人重軽傷
    =Nijuu suumei juukeishou And we don’t want to get in the way of people reading this so… So a pretty horrible story. 新幹線であまりこういう事故はない=Shinkansen de amari kouiu jiko wa nai. This rarely ever happens in Japan, and we don’t know the reason why. And he’s dead. ひょっとしたら自殺か
    =Hyotto shitara jisatu ka
    =It could be suicide.. Maybe he was protesting something. The other time someone lit themselves on fire, they were protesting…the constitution…article 9. They don’t want article 9 to change. So we don’t yet, what, uh, why…the uh, the reasons. とりあえず記事はリンクします。Toriaezu kiji wa rinkuk shimasu.=Anyway we put links in the description. Keep your eyes on this news. We will put a link. And if this gets updated…we well update it again. OK? Anyway, thanks, Tomoko! And that’s your JNEWS, BREAKING NEWS for today. I’m going to upload this unedited. Just as is. Thanks for watching! By guys!

    Hakodate to Sapporo by Train in Japan – Super Hokuto Limited Express
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    Hakodate to Sapporo by Train in Japan – Super Hokuto Limited Express

    October 17, 2019


    Today we’re travelling across Hokkaido From Hakodate Which is at the end of the bullet train line To Sapporo For the Snow Festival It’s a 4 hour trip I’ll show you what it’s like Things we see along the way Snacks, and then at the end… We’re going out for ramen What could be better when it’s so cold & snowy? There’s new Japan videos every Thursday If you want to subscribe There’s lots coming up Including the Sapporo Snow Festival And my favourite: The Snow Light Path Festival in Otaru It was so magical So now we’re starting off in Hakodate This ramen restaurant In Hakodate Station Has a vegetable ramen It says it’s animal free I didn’t expect that This isn’t on Happy Cow! We’re taking the Super Hokuto Limited Express train I got a bit mixed up And went back to the shinkansen station That’s Shin-Hakodate, first But you can actually take it all the way from Hakodate Station To Sapporo You don’t need to change like we did So here we are at Shin-Hakodate Station We’re trying to work out what’s going on here! This snow plough Truck? Snow shoveller? Is taking the snow From over there And bringing it round in front of the shop here Where all these people are shovelling it But they seem to be taking it down from the top And compacting the snow at the sides We can’t work out what’s going on! There’s these mountains of piles of snow everywhere I guess here it doesn’t get warm enough For the snow to melt For a long time So it must just keep piling up One way to survive the cold weather Is hot drinks from the vending machines! Pretty much all the vending machines I’ve seen Have hot drinks as well as cold drinks They have hot chocolate Coffee in a can Some of them have soup Like sweetcorn soup One of them over there has tomato soup And I’ve seen honey and lemon drinks actually Sounds interesting! Here’s a hot chocolate from a vending machine It comes in a little bottle It’s pretty thin & watery This one wasn’t bad Wasn’t it? It’s a little thin and watery But it’s thicker than you get from, say, McDonalds Or something like that Where it is just brown water Aah! It’s not super thick And super delicious Like you might get from a decent coffee shop But it was really nice Just a little bit colder than you really want on a day like this You want it be about – at boiling point And it wasn’t quite there But I enjoyed that one It’s got a lot of sugar in though The one in the can was more watery wasn’t it? Yeah, I’d say this one- I don’t know if it was better Maybe I was just looking forward to it more But I’d definitely buy it again And I had my first coffee in a can I went for Boss Cafe au Lait That was very watery consistency Very thin It might be real coffee But there’s no way that could be real milk in there It would have to be thicker if it was real milk And it was really sugary It tasted like it had about 20 sugars in It is nice though Probably because of all the sugar! *train announcement* We’re back on the train! We’re on the train from Hakodate To Sapporo For the Snow Festival This one’s going to take just a little bit less than 4 hours If you’re here at Snow Festival time You really do need to make reservations Before you travel We just got the train from Hakodate to Shin-Hakodate Which is the shinkansen station And it was rammed! We didn’t have a reservation And there were 2 carriages with unreserved seats And they were so full up I didn’t think we were going to be able to get on the train to start with But then the conductor made everyone move down And we had to stand there like wall-to-wall people This train to Sapporo’s really busy as well But we’ve got seats reserved this time There’s a baggage area just as you get on But it was full up of suitcases So we’ve put our suitcases up there They don’t look like they’re going to fall down Phil’s going to be at the ready In case we go round a sharp corner Agh! Look how snowy it is outside We’re just going through Lake Onuma Which is quite early on in the trip It doesn’t take long to get here from Hakodate It’s a winter wonderland! Here this is a lake It’s Onuma Park Lake Onuma It’s all iced over & covered in snow I wonder how thick the ice is This train’s the Super Hokuto Express It’s not quite as spacious as the shinkansen There isn’t room to put your suitcases in front of you This is a mini, hand luggage-sized suitcase It fits this way round It’s not bad IT’s not as good as the shinkansen though In a few years time They will be turning this line into a shinkansen as well So you’ll be able to take the shinkansen All the way from Tokyo to Sapporo And that’ll be really good I think it’ll cut the journey time down a bit as well *train announcement* I wonder what happened here There’s a lot of trees fallen over And blown down This is my first visit to Hokkaido We went through lots of unfamiliar-sounding stations Oshamambe Toya Datemombetsu Noboribetsu It was snowy all the way along And you can really tell that Hokkaido has the lowest population density in Japan They just checked our tickets They stamped it with a little picture of the train That’s the train we’re on! Cute! So misty now! It’s hard to see anything When you’re on a long train journey You’ve gotta have snacks! I’ve got this wakame onigiri Rice ball Phil’s having a chocolate doughnut Is it very chocolatey? It would taste better microwaved No microwaves on the train! There’s some quite big mountains here We’ve just left Toya Station I like how all the houses are painted different colours Can you imaging If you lived somewhere like this In all the snow With the mountains in the background So different from home Snack time! I’ve got a strawberry cream bread It’s a bread roll like the soft bread rolls you get in the supermarket It’s filled with sweet strawberry cream Yum! *train announcement* We’re just coming into Sapporo Look how deep the snow is On peoples’ houses We’re almost at Sapporo So we’ve done almost 4 hours on the train It actually hasn’t been too painful Although it’s not as comfortable as the bullet train When we arrived in Sapporo We headed straight out to the snow festival I’ll show you more in a separate video First we went for something to eat And as it was -12 degrees C Nothing seemed better than a hot bowl of ramen We went to Susukino Always hard to say! Which is Sapporo’s nightlife district Here it is in the daytime That’s where the ice sculptures are The bigger, famous snow sculptures Are in a different area Ramen Alley is a small alleyway With lots of tiny ramen bars We went to Sapporo Ramen Kumakichi It’s easy to find with its yellow sign Kuma means bear Most of their ramen’s about 1000 yen or less They’ve got a few premium dishes too Now traditional Hokkaido ramen Is made of miso, like in miso soup Butter and sweetcorn It’s quite rich for the cold climate Phil went for roast pork And I had the vegetable ramen It’s quite unusual for ramen places in Japan To have a vegetarian option Here the broth is made of vegetable stock and puree So it’s quite thick And we also had a few drinks Now this wasn’t my favourite meal But it was good And really the best part of it was the experience Of going to a small ramen bar As a vegetarian I am a bit limited in the places I can go to in Japan Because not everywhere has a vegetarian option So I didn’t know if I’d be able to go to a small place like this There’s only about 8 seats along the counter And the chefs cook your meal right in front of you It’s not fancy But these small places Are the places I’m most interested in going to in Japan For a more authentic experience So I hope you enjoyed joining me on this trip across Hokkaido And starting our time in Sapporo In the best way possible Remember to have a look at my designs On cakeswithfaces.co.uk And I’ll be back next week See you on Thursday!