Route Inn Toyama Ekimae
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We took the train to Shinano Omachi, then bus to Ogizawa and scrambled over Mt kurobedairi and Mt Tateyama, arrived in Toyama that night Amazing mountains and autumn leaves. Had Japanese tempura set meal for lunch - ok but too many vegetables, not enough prawns. Worse pasta ever for dinner. But we found Tim Tams, Nutella and bread sticks in a ...
... is a lot wetter than the east coast of Japan.
So checked into the hotel and quite surprised at how nice it is. Not to small and very comfortable. I go for a short walk to see what's around the hotel.
Lots of walking today. Still raining on and off, but the city of Toyama is not that big or touristy, so its a nice place to walk around. Big wide streets and footpaths. Cherry blossom trees line all the waterways, making for a beautiful and picturesque ...
It had rained quite heavily during the night and was still raining. There was no news to say that the train was cancelled, so we went ahead. Luckily, the carriages were covered. The view was different in the rain and the water was no longer turquoise but brown. The leaves were turning golden, even from yesterday. There was a lot more water in the river and there were a lot more waterfalls.
Because of the rain, we ...
... and I didn't touch and dessert was mango pudding and some small Japanese plums that tasted like a mix between plums and grapes. Joseph had the pudding and I had his plums.
After dinner, it was back to the room for more laundry. The staff had made our beds up and rolled out the futons. I should have placed another mattress underneath. Just having only one futon was a little hard. It will be two tomorrow night.
Aging population has its effect in rural areas, or non-metropolitan places. The slow train that takes us into downtown was mostly students in it. Glad that the weather is much better, and we can see the Shingansen beside the railway. By now one can take Shingansen to Kaneda.
It's exciting to rent a hybrid car (first time to drive one) in Japan (second time to drive on the left side of the road). Last time I did it ...