Battle with the Evil Snow

Hello everyone! How’s your week going? ๐Ÿ™‚

The weather recently in Japan is just so messed up. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ It has snowed thrice (including the previous post) for the past 2 weeks and as expected, the temperature is awfully COLD. X( *brrrrrr* And because of this bizarre weather, my flight back to Yamaguchi was cancelled. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Most of the transportation were in handicapped mode. Now, who still says that snowing is FUN?

As we need to reach Yamaguchi by Saturday (8th Feb), we’re left with only 1 mode of transportation – the bullet train. By the time we reached Tokyo station, the amount of commuters waiting in line to get the tickets were crazy. The queue just grows with time. :O We went to queue up in the self-help ticketing machine thinking that it’ll take lesser time but to our horror, the stupid machine just doesn’t work for us.

By that time, we’re almost in crazy mode and Y-chan suggested that we exit the station first before thinking of the next step. To our surprise, there’s a shinkansen ticketing machine without any queue just right beside the gate! I thought to myself that we’re just too lucky to get our tickets and getting ready to board the train while the others are still struggling inside the station trying to get their tickets. ๐Ÿ™‚

The next lucky thing happened right before my eyes.

The Yellow Shinkansen aka Doctor Yellow. ๐Ÿ˜€

The nose of the shinkansen has collected quite an amount of snow after 10 minutes.ย 

And….. because it’s such a rare occasion, I took a shot with it. ๐Ÿ˜€ย 

So our train was supposed to depart at 12:10pm but we only managed to depart at 12:30pm. Then we’re stuck inside the train for a whole 6 hours. My butt was screaming crazily.

Snow capped scenes everywhere we go.

The countryside looks pretty here though. ๐Ÿ™‚

Within that horrible 6 hours, all I did was EAT & SLEEP. :O

My ekiben – beef sukiyaki bento.

When we finally reached Shin-Yamaguchi station, it was around 6:30pm. Although there was a delay in our ride, we didn’t managed to get back the ‘express fare’ since the delay was less than 2 hours (just 10 more minutes, and we could get it back though..). ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Guess my luck ended right after Doctor Yellow left. (._.)

Alrighty!! Will be writing my wedding preparation in the next post, so stay tuned! ๐Ÿ˜€


2 thoughts on “Battle with the Evil Snow

  1. 6 hours on a train, yikes! I think the longest I was on a train in Japan was 4 hours and even that felt like an eternity. I love that one picture of the countryside with the snow covering the whole area, very pretty.


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