Typhoon troubles train travel
Reported by Noah & Sam (both are extremely tired!) – Yesterday, our travel troubles began in the far north of Hokkaido when a typhoon swept across Japan. We were ready to leave Wakkanai – the point at which you can see Russia on a clear day- when chaos struck the railways. In the end we took a 5pm local train south and travelled 7 hours to just half of the distance we needed to travel that night. As always the Japanese were very helpful and even patched an English speaker through to the train. At midnight we stopped and had a 5 hour sleep in a hotel by the train line before starting our journey again to Sapparo at 5 am. After another 15 hours we arrived back in Tokyo! Now, that’s what you call a train journey!