Japan is well known for its efficient and convenient train system. Anywhere you are, you’re likely to be able to take a train. In Metropolitan Tokyo, there are 882 train stations, 121 lines, and 40 million passengers per day. Shinjuku Station is the world’s busiest station with 3.64 million passengers per day. It’s amazing how well it works, though it is expected that there can be delays from time to time. This picture is the ticket gates of Futamatagawa Station in Yokohama on the Sotetsu Line. It has around 81,000 passengers per day.
Futamatagawa Station. Many stations are so convenient, they have a convenience store in the station.
Japan is very well known for its trains. There are a lot of newer trains, but this is one of Sotetsu Line’s older trains. This is the 7000 series, which was introduced in 1975. It’s 37 years old!
I took this picture in Futamatagawa Station.
Although you can't see it, this train is a local train bound for Yamato.
This is the first set of Instagram pictures I’ll be posting. Each week, I’ll post 10 photos, starting with my oldest ones. These ones are from May 24th-25th, 2011. What I’d like you to do is leave a comment stating which photo you like the most and which you like the least, and please give a reason. Thanks!
1. Izumino station from the train (Izumi-ku, Yokohama)
2. Finally sunny again in Yokohama (Nishi-ku, Yokohama)
3. You must run through the exit!
4. Blurry train arrives at the station. (Asahi-ku, Yokohama)
5. Odakyu Shonandai station (Fujisawa, Kanagawa)
6. Food's all gone! (Big Boy)
7. Ecoる Coca-Cola (Fujisawa, Kanagawa)
8. Going up to the train. (Fujisawa, Kanagawa)
9. Lots of lines in Machida. (Machida, Tokyo)
10. Nakamise (Machida, Tokyo)
Once you’ve decided the best and worst photo, please leave a comment!
Since May 2011, I’ve been using the incredibly popular Instagram app for iPhone, and have taken more than 300 photos since then. The users of Instagram can like and comment on photos as much as they want. Below are my top 5 (actually, top 6) most liked photos.
3rd place (4 way tie)
An incredible sunset near my home.
A black and white photo of the Odakyu Shonandai Station platform.
An unusually empty Sotetsu Line car.
A big X on the platform of Futamatagawa Station. This was also chosen as a top picture for Instagramhub.
Under the Shonan Monorail.
Mt Fuji at sunset through 2 fences, trees and above an industrial building.
I was quite surprised at the most liked photo. It’s a rather grainy picture that I used zoom with. It looks good on the phone, but not so great on a computer. So, what do you think? Which do you like the best?