Hotel Silver Horn
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Journeyed cross country between two railway lines by bus - Takayama to Matsumoto, and then caught a train to Nagano. The bus ride was over a pretty big mountain range although a lot of it was through tunnels some of which were pretty impressive in length. Very scenic ride.
Stopped off in Matsumoto for about 6 hours to have a look around - mainly at the castle. I left my backpack at the railway lockers so ...
This morning we left our ryokan, the Kagaya Hotel, and started on our trip to Shirakawa-go. We first visited a rice farmer. He only farms 0.7 acres. We learned all about rice farming and the problems it is now having in Japan. Apparently the young Japanese prefer pasta and pizza to rice so the rice consumption is declining and is only about 2/3rds of what it used to be. There are ...
- Up in the mountains!
... At last we had time this evening for showers before dinner. Another buffet dinner, where once again I ate too much. There is no wifi in the room, a few of us are sitting in the lobby tapping away. Every time the door opens there is a blast of freezing cold air, which reminds us that outside the temperature is zero! It should reach 10° tomorrow. I'm glad I brought my vest!
... some of them don't have safety bars! They move really fast as well...quite a challenge getting on and off, especially as they are so low too. We love Japan and every night we have a different dining experience...all really good. anyway there are many photos which tell the story of our week here. ...
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