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The 2:30 hrs train ride from Nagoya to Takayama was very scenic. I really got a bit homesick on this train ride. Takayama is a small town close to the Japanes mountains also called Japanese Alps. The town has a beautiful old town and many lovely temples (with awesome picture opportunities). I did two day trips, one on top of a mountain with a cable car and another one ...
... miso, fish and raw egg. I don't feel like I missed much to be honest. In Takayama we visited a folk village with examples of all kinds of different traditional houses from the 17th and 18th centuries. The biggest thing that struck me was how smoky everywhere smelt. There are fires burning constantly and the wooden houses had absorbed the smell so much that you really couldn't escape it. It was fascinating to imagine how people lived in ...
... so on. It is somewhat like large markets in most cities, but bigger and with 100 times more species of fish and untold items which we could never name and mostly couldn't guess how to use ... dried herbs or seaweeds, for example. To my relief, most of the fish and shellfish were not alive, but I did see an iced crab try for one final limb stretch. This is not my kind of amusement, so we left the market and found a small restaurant for a Japanese style lunch of steak and prawn ...
... went into the next open air restaurant and we enjoyed watching them as each got up to deliver a very short speech ... probably a graduation party, though clearly only classmates, no dates, no flowers, just student contemporaries. As is the case everywhere, we marvel over the lack of garbage cans, yet not a single piece of litter is ever seen. Politeness rules in every way. No wonder everyone raves about their trip to Japan. We will be no ...
... but there's a lot more than Toyotas in there. I really enjoyed it. My knowledge of American classic cars is far more vast than Japanese cars. There were brands that I've never heard of. It was very educational and it had some of my favourites too. I had lunch at the restaurant. I never thought before, I'd be having loco moco (a Hawaiian dish) at the Toyota Automobile Museum. There's another floor in a separate building called the Annex. ...
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