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... and then I went to take a nap.
In the afternoon we simply took a walk through the center and entered a few shops. I really liked the athmosphere there, because we were surrounded by dark wooden houses instead of very high and gray skyscrapers like in the big cities. When it got dark (already at 7pm) we went back and bought some snacks for a smoothe evening in the hotel. I have not seen any pub or bar or something like this, so we decided to stay at ...
I met Koji, whilst having dinner in a restaurant. We decided to do a road trip to Kamikochi and the sightseeing spots around the highlands.
Had an amazing day,the weather was playing along and travelling in a car for a change felt just like heaven :)
We finished the day off, by soaking in an outdoor hot spring. What more can you want!?! :)
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 ...
... and got a tour of that. It was really cool but it was hard to walk in the kimono. My feet hurt after a while. Walking back wasn't as bad but people still took photos.
Back at the shrine, we undressed quickly and sat down right next to the fan. It felt so good.
We then walked to then art and history museum and only the interns looked around. Everyone else sat down and relaxed.
It then started pouring rain ...
... shops and homes, intersected by the Miya-gawa and it's beautiful blossoms set the scene for our next 2 days. Many of the shops here were sake breweries where free samples were readily handed out! Nice! Obviously the pure, crisp mountain water was a blessing for all the craft sake makers here. And obviously we picked up a couple bottles, one which I intended to carry for the better parts ...