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Takayama: Day 3

Takayama: Day 3

Our last day in the area, we traveled an hour to Shirakawa-go and the village of Ogimachi, an historic village that is preserved in the traditional look and construction of the Kiritsuma-Gassho-zukuri style of houses. These houses are constructed to withstand enormous loads of snow and high winds that are prevalent in the high mountain valleys...
Takayama: Day 2

Takayama: Day 2

Our second day took us to the Shinhotaka Ropeway where we were treated to some spectacular views of the Northern Alps and a fantastic ropeway (tram) ride that took us to 2,200 meters. The mountains were already covered with a thick layer of snow and the frigid air was absolutely wonderful after the extra-long summer and...
Honeymoon Location 1: Takayama

Honeymoon Location 1: Takayama

Our first stop on our Japanese honeymoon was a lovely Ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) called Wanosato. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the setting and above all, the people who pampered us. We were treated like royalty and ate better than I have at any point in my life. Our dinners ranged from shabu-shabu...
Back from the honeymoon!

Back from the honeymoon!

My wife Toni and I were finally able to take the time for a proper honeymoon this last week… only two years late, at least we took one! So I guess it may not be technically what some would call an actual honeymoon, but it was exactly that for us. We took a road trip...
Snow on Mt. Oyama

Snow on Mt. Oyama

For a while now, I’d been wanting to take another hike in the nearby Tanzawa range, but having other things to do and not having a hiking buddy available kept getting in the way. Luckily, my friend Nicole had a friend, Pat, visiting from the States and my usual hiking partner (when Toni’s out of...
Todoroki Ravine - Tokyo

Todoroki Ravine – Tokyo

I went on a photo walk this past weekend with my friend and in his capacity that day, teacher, Alfie Goodrich (of Japanorama.co.uk). There were a couple other students on the walk as well and we all had a great time capturing the changing leaves in a lovely wooded ravine in Todoroki, Tokyo. Alfie is...
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