Transport trials and tribulations to Takayama July 12th 2018 The day began with a final onsen and special farewell breakfast at the ryokan. We awoke to rain which followed us all the way down from the ryokan to the station in Gora...typical. Then we began the day of train travel, firstly from Gora to Odawara on the Tozan Railway.
This was followed by a Shinkansen journey from Odawara to Nagoya. Before getting on our bullet train we were able to see just ... read more
Asia » Japan » Gifu » Takayama In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
Travel, food, culture... the reasons I go to work (so I can afford to travel)! I love all kinds of travel- domestic, international, cities and remote. I love to travel alone and with like-minded people.
I have travelled to every continent but there are still so many beautiful destinations waiting to be explored.
I hope you enjoy my journey from your cosy armchair. Xo... full info