Category Archives: Gunma

Tapping an alien on the arm

Thursday 4th August, 2011 The obvious legacy of copper mines like at Ashio are the dilapidated industrial shells posing like a contemporary art installation, drawing intrepid tourists in to imagine the times of glory for these places. For workers and … Continue reading


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Watarase railroad … the little train that can.

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Moving from Matsumoto to Nikko can take about 4 hours at best, using a mix of JR Limited Express and Shinkansen. Options are to Nagano, then looping back to Tokyo, then north to Nikko; or to Tokyo via Otsuki, and … Continue reading

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