What better way to kill time.........
Mui admiring her newly purchased bag. In with the new, out with the old. See that poor bag on the floor? : (
Waiting for our train to Sapporo.
Pre-elementary school children on a field trip.
Very disciplined, two-by-two and holding hands. Their little hats made me look twice, sooo cute.
This shinkansen took us from Tokyo to Hachinoche which is one of the northernmost cities of Honshu island in less than 3 hours (2 hours and 50 minutes to be exact). To compare how fast the shinkansen travels, the same distance by car would take 8 hours. From here we transferred to another train to Aomori, an hour ride. From Aomori we travelled to Sapporo in 7 hours and 25 minutes. Traveling through the night, we didn't get to see any scenery.
My lunch before the long journey. Ebi tempura with soba and some sushi. The leaf-wrapped bundles were mackerel sushi. I wasn't able to photograph my sisters' meals as they had 'dug' in before I could get my camera ready.
We had a lot of these bento meals bought at stations. Very convenient, economical and filling when traveling.