|At Utsunomiya - the train for Kuroiso|
|I could have gone a standing soba, but it was too early in the day|
|The train to Koriyama. It was a relief to have Koriyama as a terminal station.|
Had it been a through train to Fukushima there'd have been a danger of falling asleep and sleeping through the stop.
|Thanks to the world from Fukushima|
|The Ban'etsu line - not the steam train variety!|
|From Koriayama it was the Ban'etsu line. There is still a reasonable amount of snow. This part of Japan gets some of the heaviest falls, 3m + in winter.|
|And more snow|
|Aizu is somewhere I want to spend a little time in. It's a historic city &|
the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Boshin War, the war that
"restored" Japan to imperial rule.