nagoya trip summary


Finished writing up trip and uploaded pics. This was a fantastic trip, and I’m very glad I insisted on going to a new destination rather than Hokkaido or Tokyo. It was a bit hectic, we tried to cram probably one or two stops too many, but we both agree it was worth the hassle. Having a car really, really helped. Some numbers:

  • duration: 8 days, 7 nights
  • hotels: 4 total
  • distance driven: 882km (548 miles)
  • pics taken: 976 original, trimmed to 696 in 6 sets


Total spend excluding personal shopping around USD2,200 per person. The package was decent value, notwithstanding the 4 nights that the agent incorrectly booked. They confirmed they will refund my credit card, so it’s all good. Transport was expensive, between car rental, tolls, and the alpine route ticket. Looking a past Japan expenses, transportation is always expensive.


flickr sets:

Some more interesting pics. Takayama traditional house:

Saw a group of customised motorbikes in a car park at Takayama:
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Cannot get enough of the view from our onsen hotel room:

Koi kites at Shirakawa-go:

Tilt-shift Shirakawa-go village:

Sake, sake, sake:
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Trolley bus through Tateyama tunnel felt like something out of a sci-fi film:

Waiting for the bus, and then two comes at the same time:
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Kenrukuen panorama:

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Manhole covers:
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