Tag Archives: Takayama

Seeing Japan from the slow train – part 7: Takayama to Shinagawa

There are three main ways to get from Takayama to Tokyo on the local trains: backtrack to the north along the route I had previously travelled, backtrack part of the way and then take another valley to the east and … Continue reading

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Seeing Japan from the slow train – part 6: Takayama

The train from Hida-Furukawa to Takayama only took about 15 minutes and is essentially going from one end of a valley to the other, so the ride in and of itself wasn’t overly impressive. Once at the Takayama station, it … Continue reading

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Seeing Japan from the slow train – part 4: Kashiwazaki to Takayama

I wanted to try and maximize daylight in the Takayama area so I took an early train from Kashiwazaki. I had noticed a coffee shop near the station the night before and planned on stopping there for breakfast before departing, … Continue reading

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Seeing Japan from the slow train – part 1: planning

My work schedule was shifted around a few days ago and, thanks to a Japanese national holiday, I suddenly found myself with 4 consecutive days off. To someone with an ever- watchful travel bug, there was no question of simply … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

Further confirmation that sushi isn’t just raw fish: roast beef sushi made with Hida beef in Takayama.

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