I'm joining again Patty (from Crisfield, Maryland) and Reggie Girl's (from Newnan, Georgia) Friday Shootout...... "transportation" (aside from your private vehicles) which was picked by Science Girl. The list of the other bloggers who joined this shootout can be found in GingerV and Butler and Bagman's blogs and others, I can't remember who else has it :-)
Misawa's modes of transportation around the neighboring towns and cities (aside from privately own vehicles) are bike, taxi, bus and train. I don't know if I have to include the airplane but I don't have photos of it. So maybe just go to Japan Airlines website and you'll see the different planes they have hahaha :-)
Some photos were taken in Tokyo, Sendai and Misawa as I wasn't able to take good photos around my town this week :-) anyways they do share the common transportation so I hope it should be ok :-)
This photo was taken in downtown Tokyo, bicycles were parked on the designated bike parking lot, I noticed all their bikes have basket in front :-)
Students in Misawa were biking on their way home
Taxis- this was taken in Sendai (5 hour drive from Misawa)
Taxi in Misawa- this is how the back of taxi looks like :-)
Train, taken in a subway train station in Tokyo last February- we also have train here in Misawa a lot of people especially teenagers are taking the train going to Hachinohe the closest city in Misawa, I haven't tried taking the train here yet. They have basic and express tickets.
JR Line train
Inside the train in Tokyo- I noticed that most people were wearing black suits and shoes :-)
Public bus, the "cat bus" in Misawa, this was posted from the previous shootout, "streets around your town"
Tour bus- this was the bus we took going to Sendai, bus tour package is $50 round trip, sometimes people are taking the tour bus to travel outside Misawa
Inside the bus
Another bus here in Misawa
Shinkansen or bullet train taken in Tokyo. Misawa has no bullet train, but if you want to go to Tokyo, you have to take the regular train going to Hachinohe; it takes you 15 minutes and from Hachinohe to Tokyo will be about 3 1/2 hour by bullet train. Driving by car is about 8 to 10 hours depending on how fast you drive :-)
Disney train- if you want to go to Tokyo DisneySea or Tokyo Disney Land you have to take their Disney train from the main entrance as you get off from the Maihama JR train station and you have to pay 250 yen each way otherwise you have to walk half day just to get there :-) (LOL joke)