Toyoko Inn Toyama ekimae Takaramachi
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In what was not my finest piece of logistical planning, today we found ourselves sitting on trains for the two and a half hour journey North from Kyoto, back via Kanazawa, to Toyama. We've never been to Kanazawa or Toyama before this trip, but we've now seen more than enough of both places.
In my defence, this little detour to Toyama was …
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 ...
... that Owen would make this hotel his usual one in the area as he normally stays at another hotel. The head chef came out as well. They both received their plaudits.
We were offered an early morning tour of the area at 6.30am tomorrow. Most of us said that we would go, so it would be an early start. The tour would only take an hour so we would have to have breakfast on our return and to check out at 8.30am the next day.
... cold on the return trip in the open carriages but worth the views.
When we returned to the station, Owen was waiting for us with the bus. We had enough time for a quick shower and dressed in the traditional formal yukatas for dinner. Dinner was a sampling of different food types. I had to disgrace myself in the eyes of the Japanese by cooking my sashimi. I don't do raw fish, tuna or prawns. We had wagyu beef that we had ...