Japan

A Little Thanksgiving

Atlanta ✈ Indianapolis ✈ Detroit ✈ Nagoya 🚅 Fuji 🚅 Tokyo 🚅 Narita ✈ Portland ✈ Atlanta

Detroit Terminal Area

Detroit Terminal Departure Area

The arrival in Detroit via Indianapolis offered a view of one of Delta’s remaining Boeing 747-400s.  The Boeing 747-400 is being replaced by more fuel efficient twin engine aircraft like the Beoing 777 and the airbus A350.  Airlines are also switching to smaller aircraft like the 787, and A330 to move to a more point to point routing model.  With sales of the 747-8 and the A380 slowing, and failing to meet manufacturer expectations, the era of the four engine jet seems to be coming to a close.

Tokoname Station

Tokoname Station near Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO).

This train runs late into the night and combined with the clear night skies, presents a beautiful view in a quiet suburb.

 Nagoya Train Station Ticket A ticket to Tokoname from NGO.
 Tokoname Tokoname train at night

Nagoya

Morning Shift

A covered walkway carries pedestrians through a quiet marketplace early in the morning.

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Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle

Destroyed by aerial bombardments during World War II, the castle and surrounding buildings have been painstakingly restored using traditional methodologies.

Toyota Museum

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

A collection of Toyota’s history in both textiles and automobiles, the Toyota Museum provides mechanized cutaways of complex vehicle systems as well as a collection of operational production machines.

Mt. Fuji at Sunset

A view of Mt. Fuji at sunset from the Fuji bullet train station.

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Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree

The second tallest structure in the world – the Tokyo Skytree is the tallest building in Japan as well as the tallest tower in the world.  Reaching 634 meters at its tallest point – it offers spectacular views of Tokyo from an observation deck at 451.2 meters.

Tokyo Gardens

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Mt. St. Helens

Portland, Oregon

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