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... moments when the gondola bounces over the tower rollers or when the counter balancing gondola passes by. Three very polite operators per gondola, two of which are carrying little bags of 'emergency gear' for, I suspect, those that don't travel well. At the top is the ubiquitous gift shop that sells 200+ varieties of sweet processed treats, crackers and cakes as well as a group of sprukers that a pitching to take your photograph beside the signs telling you the height ...
... 165;200 and ¥500 (roughly $2 - $5) depending on the size. Coffee street side at a 'French style' cafe with ginger chiffon cake (coffee about $5 but beautiful cake with piped ice cream only $4. A walk up to the folk museum to see a 17C merchants house, all grand wood and tatami mat, internal garden, shrine and tea included. Further up the hill to the Takayami Floats Festival exhibition hall where 4 of the 13 floats used in the two ...
The first half of my train journey to Takayama is fairly uneventful and kind of boring. The occasional hill popping up among well developed communities. The second leg starts the same way but the rolling hills and townships soon give way to mountain vistas, rocky river cut canyons and towns perched on the side of raging mountain rivers. The reflective emerald green water partially blanketed by mist reminds me ...
... decided to relax and escape the heat. It was around 37 degrees. Michal behaved bravely and faced the heat I must say. He almost passed out once or twice and did not complain... A lot. We went to an open air public pool. Clean, organised and cheap. And a bonus of a great view to Tokyo Tower. Goodbye Tokyo... You will stay forever in my ...
... more and more elaborate and a competition developed between the various districts in the town as to who had the nicest one. The floats are normally stored in "Yatai-gura", special thick-walled storehouse, with very tall doors, in the various districts around town. The exhibition hall has four of the eleven autumn festival floats on display. Those on displayed are changed three times a year. There are also some dragon costumes on display which are ...
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