Getting out of Tokyo to head to Takayama is not going to be an easy feat today. The mountain road that is most direct is not accessible due to the recent rain and even the highway between Shinjuku and Yamanashi is a parking lot due to a serious accident. We’ll see how it goes…
…what regularly takes 5.5 hours took 9 hours today. Yet, the bus was quite empty so we were able to stretch and spread out while enjoying the varying landscapes.
Soon after leaving Tokyo we were surrounded by mountains that became taller and taller while the valleys got narrower. I was impressed by how woods seem to completely cover the mountains and by the misty low-level clouds that dotted most side valleys.
During the trip we also decided that the next contest winner will be chosen among those who interact with our Japan photos on Facebook. The prize will be a souvenir from Japan.
Now we made it to Ryokan Tanabe and I can’t wait for dinner!