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urbanflyer
Dec 4, 2006, 4:51 PM
Stumbled upon some great galleries of aerial daytrips around Japan from local aviation nut Hyouguchi...

Around Osaka

Umeda skyline view from Osaka Itami Airport (domestic...where herds of 777s await to take you on an hour's journey)

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Itami overview

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Departing Itami

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Huge view of where the Yodo river meets Osaka bay

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Takarazuka city and environs after Itami departure

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Takarazuka station area

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Port of Kobe

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Eastbound view of Nara and suburban environs on approach to Itami

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Some random park complete with imitation dutch windmill

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Yodo river view on approach to Itami

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Suburban Osaka

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Runway 32L approach with westbound views...

Osaka castle

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Umeda massive

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Osaka night arrival views (same approach)

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Itami Airport monorail

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Other

Departing Kumamoto, Kyushu island

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Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge (world's longest suspension span)

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northern Shikoku and the Inland Sea

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Tokushima Airport and environs (east end of Shikoku island)

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metro Nagoya

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Shizuoka city and Mt. Fuji

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gorgeous countryside while slowing down for arrival at Tokyo Haneda

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Tokyo Bay sprawl

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Final approach to O-shima island, quick getaway from Tokyo Haneda

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Departing Haneda

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Destination Hachicho-jima (another stone's throw from Tokyo)

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Departure from Naha, Okinawa

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Port of Sasebo, Kyushu island

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Japanese domestic meal service (if you pay 5,000 yen extra for SuperSeat)

http://static.flickr.com/106/305625886_129f0b756d_b.jpg

dougtheengineer
Dec 4, 2006, 5:01 PM
Thanks for the tour. I love the pics of the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge!

Rail Claimore
Dec 4, 2006, 7:02 PM
LOVE the Osaka aerials...

J Church
Dec 4, 2006, 7:25 PM
Where is Takarazuka?

Lawson
Dec 4, 2006, 8:47 PM
(domestic...where herds of 777s await to take you on an hour's journey)

I once flew from Haneda to Kumamoto on an ANA 767 with a grand total of 8 passengers on board (I counted). Ah, to experience something like that here in the States...

urbanflyer
Dec 4, 2006, 10:08 PM
http://www.kanko-takarazuka.jp/access/images/map.gif

Takarazuka is in SE Hyogo prefecture, 30 min NW of central Osaka. It's famous around the country for its traditional theatre company. Not a huge place - about 250,000 residents. What a nice little highrise cluster for its size :tup:

Sacto
Dec 5, 2006, 12:53 AM
Always enjoy aerials. Thanks!

peacefu603
Dec 11, 2006, 6:10 AM
nice

James Bond Agent 007
Dec 11, 2006, 8:24 AM
Taking an airplane and looking out the window can be so fun, you almost don't want to land! :D

KevinFromTexas
Dec 11, 2006, 10:40 AM
Awesome stuff. urbanflyer, do you have anymore aerials with Mount Fuji? I love it how that mountain pokes up like that above the landscape.

Bergenser
Dec 11, 2006, 3:23 PM
Great tour! :tup:

urbanflyer
Dec 12, 2006, 6:49 AM
Kevin, a couple I've managed over the last couple years:

http://www.pbase.com/cityflyer/image/40855060/large.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/cityflyer/image/40855063/large.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/cityflyer/image/60397901/large.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/cityflyer/image/45164817/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/cityflyer/image/41761431/large.jpg

plinko
Dec 12, 2006, 9:34 AM
Damn, some really nice photos in here. Love that last Fuji-san shot urb! I didn't get to see it till we were about 20,000' outbound from Narita. It sat on the horizon though over the clouds for the next hour or so as we headed SW.

KevinFromTexas
Dec 12, 2006, 10:49 AM
Thanks, urb. That has to be one of the coolest peaks in the world.

-GR2NY-
Dec 12, 2006, 5:21 PM
What the........... hell is this little city doing there in the middle of the warehouses??

http://static.flickr.com/98/248982886_2c667023c2_b.jpg

urbanflyer
Dec 12, 2006, 11:51 PM
That's the Port of Kobe residential complex for port workers.

Paintballer1708
Dec 13, 2006, 1:33 AM
The Osaka aerials are great.

Grumpy
Sep 27, 2007, 8:21 PM
impressive aerials :eek:

Austinlee
Oct 2, 2007, 6:09 PM
Osaka is ridiculous. I gotta go there...

Wooster
Oct 12, 2007, 6:17 PM
Sweet! I'm going to Japan on the 19th of October. Staying in Osaka at the beginning of November! Can't wait! That got me even more excited. :tup: