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... to the Shinkasen (bullet train) to Nagoya. In Nagoya we changed again to Takayama where we are spending the next three days. The faster trains are very generous with space so you actually have enough leg room to put your luggage in front of you against the back of the seat in front. All of this by 2.30pm and the return of light rain since 11.30am.
As we have moved to the Japanese Alps the scenery has been beautiful. An abundance of green, flowing rivers, rice ...
... 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 ...
I travelled to Matsumoto with an old friend from university. On the first day of the trip, we visited Matsumoto Castle and walked around the streets of Matsumoto, tasting some local foods including basashi, sanzokuyaki and sansei, local sake. On the next day, we drove along Venus Line, stopping at Utsukushigahara Highland and Mt Kirigamine.
... to a much lesser degree than in their hey-day) perform a couple of dances and answer questions from the group. Some of the questions were inane, making one wonder if some people read anything at all, but some brought out interesting details that I would never have thought to ask. Apparently the girls decide at age 15 if they wish to join a geisha house. If they are accepted, they train for 5 years at no salary. After 6 months apparently about 50% of the novitiates either do not ...
... graced these floors. This was also the location where people paid their taxes, not with money, but with sheaves of rice which were stockpiled in rooms designed for this purpose. We were both too tired to really appreciate the last planned event of the day which was saki tasting, but we now understand that like everything else, there are many grades and nuances of saki. Some is best served ice cold, some is preferred warm, and of course certain sakis are preferred ...