Summer Train Rides – Joshin Line
Yesterday I blogged about the summer Bonodori festival and here’s another thing that I am really looking forward to in coming summer: going on long train journey on small local trains deep in the countryside! This is the Joshin Dentetsu Joshin Line (上信電鉄上信線), or the Joshin for short, running between Takasaki and Shimonita in Gunma prefecture, north of Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo. There’s a special kind of feeling to go on one of these slow local trains, passing small stations, the blast of hot air when the doors open and the slow pace of life on the side of these tracks, where you don’t really know if the stillness and the quiet is because of the mid-day heat or just the countryside ambience. I’m really looking forward to this summer’s traveling!