Toyama Chitetsu Hotel
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The excursion to Kurobe Gorge means spending much of the day on trains. The first part, Toyama to Unazuki, is by a local suburban train that stops in every town and village along the way, and takes nearly 2 hours. The railway is single track and a bit rough, but gives a good impression of the farmland and the houses in rural Japan. The second train …
The train ride from Takoaka to Himi is fun. A little diesel train with only two cars goes along a narrow track, for a part along the coastline. Too bad the windows were quite dirty, otherwise I would have made a couple of photos. On the train I noticed that every announcement of each station is followed by a cartoonish character saying something about the train stop. It sounds pretty funny but of course I have no idea what is being said.
Arriving at the ...
... but one is free; it comprises a garden and a building beside the entrance gate that housed the servants and the horses, the main house is not there, perhaps separated to a separate parcel and sold off - no explanation is provided.
After the day in Kanazawa and an hour on the highway bus, the next place is Toyama, a city somewhat down at heel compared to Kyoto, Nagoya, or Kanazawa. But it is just a base from which to explore the mountain areas ...
... myself and he offered to accompany me to kito-kito market as it was close to his house as the maps read. “Two kilometres” he said and we walked. He spoke good English and was curious to know about India. When I told him that the average temperature of the place where I came from is 28 degree Celsius, he exclaimed “How do you live there?” He said he has experienced close to 20 degrees and that Toyama ...
decided to take one going downstream. As I descended, I noticed a couple at the
footbath. As I joined them to soak my feet, conversation came spontaneously. No
shenkei geka did the trick? We helped each other with photographs. They were retired teachers and enjoyed
conversing with me as we walked downstream to Sarutobi (Monkey jumping rock)
Right above the railway station, could not be more convenient for travelling. However, the railway station area is a big building site, which may not suit some
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