Shot from inside the Haruka Express, these 2 tickets are what you hear me buying in Episode 2 of the podcast, from an automated ticket machine at the JR Kansai Airport Train Station.
The first ticket priced at ¥1830 yen is a basic fare ticket and the ¥1150 second ticket is a limited express surcharge ticket required because the Haruka is an express service.
The tickets are grouped together for you when purchasing, so it is not as complicated as it might at first seem.
Photo Details: The 2 JR train station employees seen in this photo are sharing an atypical on-the-job laugh at one of the handful of stations the Haruka Express Train stops at on its way to Kyoto from the Osaka JR Kansai Airport Train Station. I hopped off the train and told these guys a joke in Japanese and then got back on as the doors were closing. I noticed they were still laughing at my humor as the train pulled away and I was barely able to snap this photo. Well, maybe that wasn’t exactly what happened. But I did take the photo, and they were laughing.
Normally, you’ll find maps just below all the photo entries here showing the precise spot where each photo was taken. I still had some data in my geotagging device after my first experimentation with it in the Gunnison Gorge in Colorado just before leaving for Japan, and I didn’t have time to figure out how to get it in my computer before this trip so I could reset the device.
[It turned out to be a very complicated Rube Goldberg-esque procedure.]
For photos #8, #9, and #10, I’m just tagging Osaka with different levels of zoom and different types of maps, since that is the area I was passing through on the train when these 3 photos were taken.
To learn more about geotagging your own photos, visit LearningtoGeotag.com.