1,300 km. in one day with a stop for a concert!

The IPO left the hotel in Fukuoka in the south of Japan at 13.00, traveled 3-1/2 hours by “Nozomi” Bullet train to Nagoya, arriving at 16.30; sandwich and apple backstage at the Aichi Province Concert Hall, then a 19.00 concert.

After Stravinsky and Mahler, the orchestra packed up, went by bus to the train station, and caught the 22.00 Nozomi to Tokyo.  A day spent traveling at 280 km/hour!

backstage at Nagoya