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Shiga's White Winter Vistas

Shiga prefecture may be most well-known for being the home of Biwako, the largest lake in Japan, but come the winter time its impressive peaks always get a big covering of the white stuff, and so snow lovers from Osaka and Kyoto needn’t travel far to get their winter fix. 20 more words

Late Afternoon in Osaka

Recently, I bought myself a camera. I’ve always enjoyed photography, and with it currently playing a large part in my work, I figured that now was a better time than ever to take the plunge and invest in a full-frame DSLR. 33 more words

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Kansai colours in Osaka, Kobe and Himeji

The cities in Japan really surprised me. I went to Asia expecting grey, rather boring, similar-looking towns full of high-rises and boxy ’70s and ’80s apartment blocks, built quickly with efficiency rather than beauty in mind. 1,371 more words

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[TPE->KIX] Nov. 5, 2016 日本航空

這次北半球行程除了回台灣外,就是要去日本省親,當初行程規劃進日本後就飛香港回墨爾本。所以買機票時蠻頭疼的,因為單航段的機票都非常不親人….

然後我六月時要看威航的機票就通通不給訂了,當時就覺得這間公司一定有問題,哪可能十一月的票都沒辦法買,結果後來過沒多久就關門大吉。可憐威熊,嗚呼哀哉。

在比價後,最後就想說訂日本航空吧,價格都差不多,那就選一個沒搭過的航空公司試看看,更何況這時都是搭空中巴士的班機,特地選Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner的班機飛關西國際機場。

Take off: Nov. 5, 2016, 1230

  • 航班編號:JL816
  • 機型:Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
  • 座位:26A(靠窗)

因為整個航段不超過3小時,容易暈機的我都沒吃暈機藥,想說應該撐一下就不用特地去廁所了,因此選擇靠窗的位置。

離開台灣是個好天氣,但氣候真的不太正常,台灣還可以穿短袖短褲的天氣,日本已經進入秋季,更北邊的北海道甚至直接下雪。而且今年的楓葉季也偏短,接下來極端氣候的現象只會多不會少。

這整個系統蠻日本對上西方事物的設計印象,簡單,但也不會有太多的驚喜,甚至講難聽點,有點無聊。特別是他們起飛前播放的安全導覽影片,天啊,有夠無聊。

好啦我想只有我才會覺得安全導覽影片很無聊是一件蠻值得大書特書的事,但是我覺得一個航空公司的企業文化可以從中窺知一二…

anyway…

這次飛的時間是中午,終於讓我頭次遇到桃機排隊起飛的情況,總之大概等了20-30分鐘起飛吧,這對相當要求準點的日本文化無法接受,從等起飛到降落廣播,全都在替這件事道歉(因為造成誤點),聽到連我這個台灣人都覺得有點丟臉…啊啊桃機什麼時候要改善這個問題啊…

用餐時間~♪ 19 more words

Eating Osaka — Dotonbori Niku Gekijou


Tucked between a row of shops along the busy Midosuji Street, a line of locals forms in front of a storefront boasting a towering yellow sign. 450 more words

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6 Temples and 1,000 Years of Japanese Buddhism (Part 1)

With countless temples in and around Kyoto, deciding which ones to visit can be an overwhelming challenge. There are multiple ways to plan an itinerary, from cherry blossom to autumn foliage to World Heritage status. 1,149 more words

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