Category: Toyama

We started the day with what we expected to be a less than 2 hour drive to see some rice terraces in Hoshitoge. Just a few kilometers before we reached our destination the road was closed because of typhoon damage.

We got up really early, it was still dark, so we could go to breakfast as soon as the restaurant opened at 6:30. We had a 45 minute drive ahead of us to try to get the first cablecar of …

October 21st, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine route Read More »

Yesterday’s rain cleared during the night but it remained overcast the whole day. We booked a trainride along the Kurobe Gorge. The 20 Km ride took 1 hour 20 minutes as the train meandered through several tunnels to Keyakidaira.

The weather forecast didn’t look good but while we were driving to Takayama the sun even came out. The temperature was around 21 degrees when we found a place to park.

Instead of a half day on the train, it’s a full day. Since we finally hsd someone in thr hotel who spoke English, we asked to call ahead to the next car rental agency to tell them we would arrive …

October 18th, Shinkansen to Toyama Read More »