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... is the chanwashi which is a steamed egg custard, but I do like eggs so might notice that have chosen egg 3 ways. Just for your amusement I also chose the fries - I think they are a version of hash browns - I promise I didn't eat them -we'll maybe one or two. Gotta love the smiling and posing bento lady at the train station. Each train station sells a variety of bento boxes which you get to take and eat on the train. Amazing! The trains are so ...
Up early, light b'fast courtesy of Lowans. Ticket @ train station for the bus ride to Shinhotaka Ropeway. Tour bus is about 2/3rds full and includes elderly travellers, hikers of all ages, some backpackers and very few people travelling between stops. Shinhotaka is a 90min ride up the mountains into the ski fields. All arable land is still used for rice or market gardens. The housing looks alpine, functional and with ad-ons done by owners and handymen. The bus stops at a ...
... from various places in the region. The construction techniques are varied and show great tenacity and ingenuity from hundreds of years ago. Takayama is like a toy town in having very very small cars, tiny garages, narrow streets and perfectly clean everything. You believe Postman Pat will be along any second. Dinner is Hida (this prefecture) beef cooked at the table. Casing out a laundromat (sneaker washing machine!) on the way back to ...
... Custard Taiyaki (Fish shaped pan cake with filling)
· Sushi train
o Ebi (Shrimp)
o Salt water Eel
o Marbled Tuna
o Tempura Corn
o Tamago (Omelette)
o Chicken ...
... the rock foreshores. Trees tower over the landscape keeping Japanese air fresh and clean. This giant boreal forest continues for miles. No signs of clear cutting like home . I wonder is it too hard to log this area? Or is conservation their main target? My train darts in and out of tunnels and I can't help think this is what the Rocky Mountain express must be like at home. Nostalgia sets in and I think that ...