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|Tokyo Meet 01/06/2019 at 08:22 #118592|
With many thanks to Alan Gilchrist, half a dozen of us spent a happy week travelling around the impressive Japanese railway network - yet barely saw a fraction of it, such is the size of it. Rocketing along Shinkensen lines at 186mph (there are faster but more expensive trains), to all-stations single-car diesels meandering through winding green canyons, to subways, to monorails - we did a lot! Also a side visit to Kyoto Railway Museum which for under 10 pounds was quite possibly the most impressive and hands-on railway museum most of us have visited.
The last few days were spent in and around Tokyo with the group doing mostly their own things, including a Samurai museum, another monorail, and the restaurant made famous by the Kill Bill movie.
Finally, on the last day for a couple of us, we made our way to the basement meeting room of the Moxy hotel near Kinshicho station for a small meet. Derek joined us here from Hong Kong where he lives, so a modest total of seven SimSiggers fired up the brand new Hong Kong East. Chaos. They're all fired! It certainly proved a challenging simulation - not just the new features and symbology, byt the frequency of the service too.
All in all, a very enjoyable trip so far. Japan really is a phenomenal place to visit. If you do want to travel by train, it's recommended to get a *Green* car pass which gives you a little more room in the Shinkansen and certain other rapid trains.
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