Cycling Terminal Takao
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... with many areas quite preserved - older style buildings and streets.
But the weather is not so good in the mountains. It was raining the night I got here and the next morning. However, I didn't let it affect me and took the opportunity to go to the art deco/modern art museum. And the teddy bear museum!!!!! The Art Deco museum was good but had limited displays - especially for its size. But some nice pieces of glass ...
... train played a majestic fanfare upon departure [and arrival], setting it apart from the jingley music I've heard on other trains.
[*update: as I was writing, the train conductor ushered us off the train to connect with the snow monkey train. Woohoo! Train number 5, but back on schedule. And sorry, no time to photograph the backwards train view. I'll try to catch it on the way back.]
Music does seem to be everywhere in Japan. In traffic lights, public ...
... craft. Also caught up with Cec and Terry for a lovely dinner last night. Probably the biggest highlight has been our lovely ryokan where the staff have really taken a shine to the girls, specially Beeb, and have really made us feel welcome. Have also provided some delicious food. And we have enjoyed our evenings sitting by the river, gazing out over cherry blossoms, obviously enhanced by the bottle of Chile's finest! Bit of a change of pace tomorrow as we head to ...
After a warm ryokan farewell we visited the fabulous Matsumoto Castle amid glorious cherry blossoms. A visit to the Daio Wasabi Farm (where we had wasabi ice-cream!) was next,then our journey took us through beautiful snow-covered mountains via dozens of amazing tunnels to the lovely town of Takayama. A night in the luxurious Associa Hotel and a meal with the Atkins Family were a real ...
... final spot, they had a little puppet show. The puppets needed about 4 people to pull all the strings to make them move, and these people were hidden inside the floats.
It was a fantastic atmosphere in the whole town and a great thing to have seen.
We then had to catch our train to take us back to Tokyo as we are flying home tomorrow (Tues)
this took about 6hrs. but the scenery was breathtaking along the way and ...
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