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The train ride to Takayama was good. Plenty of nice scenery, especially when we climbed higher into the alps. Still lots of snow/ice on the ground. We arrive into Takayama around 3pm and made our way to the hotel, which was a 5 minute walk. The weather is really nice so we get straight back out and walk the streets till dark.
The old streets in Takayama are really cool, with some business dating back over 250 years, and still going strong. Mainly selling Sake and Soy ...
... us was that there was a playpen at each stop, not for kids as you might suppose, but for the dogs! Lots of people in Japan seem to adore little dogs, they are very cute, very tiny, poodle like for the most part. The play pen was quite a bit area, and had ramps and little jumps to exercise the dogs. We didn't see anything for the kids!
Once we got out of the Tokyo city environment, it was quite a smooth drive until we got into ...
An early start for our next stop Takayama - the gateway to the Japanese Alps, a five hour journey from Tokyo. Whizzing through crowded Tokyo station ( with all our luggage) we manage to collect our Japanese rail passes and jump on our Shinkasen (bullet train) with seconds to spare. We begin to accelerate away before we have found our seats and settled into the one and a half hour journey to Nagoya where we change trains. The railway staff are so smart ...
After moving on every couple of days, we decided to enjoy 5 nights in one spot. Takayama was a lovely little town with the river running through it and shrines galore amongst the cedar trees. The town is renowned for its carpentry and its Hida beef. Both are excellent!! The beef is usually cut very thinly so it melts in your mouth. ...
... stores in the country. A low level building with hundreds of sliding panel doors. For our evening meal we went to a Japanese bar-b-q restaurant where we ate the local Hida beef cooked at our table. It is similar to Kobe beef, it has a very marbled look and tastes divine. As we left it had started raining and it is set to last until tomorrow but we have another train journey down to the coastal region so not really a ...
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