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April 6 (Sat): Tokyo to Takayama We took the bullet train from Tokyo to Nagoya, where we transferred to a limited-express train to Takayama. The bullet train is fantastic!! It was so smooth, roomy, clean, efficient and fast (220 mph). We were told that bullet trains are also safe, never having a fatal accident since they began operating about forty …
After a winding drive through the Japanese Alps, we arrived for a two night stay in Takayama, a town that has tried to preserve some sections of its old wooden shops in traffic free areas without any modern poles, wires, etc in view. This town is well known for its Hida beef, reknowned for its tenderness and flavor, much like Kobe beef. We had a …
... that annoyance out of my mind, we checked the weather report, and found something else to get annoyed about. 10 degrees Celsius, and heavy rain. Superb. We sat in the warmth of our room for around an hour while the heaviest rain passed, which gave me a chance to catch up on the blog entries. Yesterday's entry was posted after breakfast this morning, because I kind of fell asleep while writing it, so I aborted the mission and moved from the patch of floor ...
... in Japanese if she offered to dress me in Japanese pyjamas, but thankfully it never came up. Helping the girls with their yakata was a lovely gesture, and the girls, especially Isabelle loved it, but as soon as she left they changed back into their normal clothes so that we could go for a walk to get something small to eat to last us until dinner time.
Out on the street we walked across the river, and through some of ...
Befitting the level of service in the Tokyo ticket office, the train journey itself was smooth, timely and offered excellent picturesque views. We travelled through a valley containing Japan's 3rd fastest river, often known as the Japanese Rhine for the similarity of its blue-green hue. I made a terrible decision with lunch; a bento box comprising some sort of rice balls wrapped in dripping sweet pastry and ...
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