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Stay like a local - Mr and Mrs Watanabe are wonderful hosts
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An early start for our next stop Takayama - the gateway to the Japanese Alps, a five hour journey from Tokyo. Whizzing through crowded Tokyo station ( with all our luggage) we manage to collect our Japanese rail passes and jump on our Shinkasen (bullet train) with seconds to spare. We begin to accelerate away before we have found our seats and …
... 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 ...
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Today was so good. It ended in fireworks again, but I'm not complaining.
Trains again tomorrow!