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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 …
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Had to happen sooner or later. The rain has been falling since early this morning, and doesnt look like it will stop any time soon. After the free hotel breakfast we grab our umbrellas and head out. Still managed to see a lot, and the town is very crowded with tourists. We spend quite a bit of time inside the historic little shops sampling all types of food and pickles, miso soup, rice crackers etc. In fact we skip lunch as we eat so many samples.
... area. Absolutely gorgeous scenery and we tried to get a few shots to show how lovely it all looked. Another feature of the trip was the numbr of tunnels under the mountains that we drove through, one tunnel was just short of 5ks long. Not just straight through the mountains in a straight line but the tunnels appeared to wind around the mountains. Quite a feat of engineering.
After about 5.5 hours we pulled into Takayama - a ...
After moving on every couple of days, we decided to enjoy 5 nights in one spot. Takayama was a lovely little town with the river running through it and shrines galore amongst the cedar trees. The town is renowned for its carpentry and its Hida beef. Both are excellent!! The beef is usually cut very thinly so it melts in your mouth. ...
... stores in the country. A low level building with hundreds of sliding panel doors. For our evening meal we went to a Japanese bar-b-q restaurant where we ate the local Hida beef cooked at our table. It is similar to Kobe beef, it has a very marbled look and tastes divine. As we left it had started raining and it is set to last until tomorrow but we have another train journey down to the coastal region so not really a ...