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One traveller's day-by-day account of a year-long journey through Japan, China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, America and Canada

main island were certainly a unique sight, but visibility was poor and the light was fading, so I didn't stay long.

Back in Sendai, I filled up on a bowl of Japanese udon noodles and started the 9 hour overnight journey to Sapporo in Hokkaido, the frozen North. I eventually managed to get my point across to the lady in the ticket office that I

Striking resemblance between me and a bullet train