01 Feb Adieu, Sweet Bahnhof

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FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO250)

On my first trip to Japan I flew to Osaka and the train station was the first place I went. Mainly because I assumed that there are many restaurants.

I was right about the restaurants. There are plenty but I remember that I was impressed by how clean this train station is. I’m not saying that the train stations in Austria are filthy but the train stations in Japan are on a different level. They are pristine and that includes the toilets! You don’t have to go to India to know that public toilets usually are scary and an absolute last resort. Another thing where Japan is very different.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/5.6, 1/240 sec, ISO200)
 FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO500)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO640)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/5.6, 1/150 sec, ISO200)

I think it is a combination of excessive cleaning and the fact that the Japanese would never trow even a napkin on the floor. One would assume that there are trash cans on every corner like in Vienna but that’s not the case. The Japanese take their trash back home. I remember that I walked around with my empty water bottle for a long time before I realised that the can be disposed in the vending machines.

It is striking how clean the public space is in Japan. Before I came here I was always proud how clean Vienna or

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