FUN-travel: Jubilant Japan in Bloom! – Tokyo to Takayama

April 5, 2018 by · Comments Off on FUN-travel: Jubilant Japan in Bloom! – Tokyo to Takayama 

  • Big FIRST today…

    Sanmachi Suji

…made our way to Tokyo Central Train station…

…maneuvered through the hoards of people…

…managed to find our platform…

…and boarded our bullet train…

…ALL BY OURSELVES!

  • Then arrived Nagoya station…

…with only 11 minutes to make connecting train…

…& having to change platforms …

…with the help of a lovely Japanese man…

…we did it!

  • Sanmachi Suji…

…Takayama’s old town…

…is a collection of three narrow lanes…

…that has been beautifully preserved…

…with many buildings & houses…

…dating from the Edo Period (1600-1868)…

…when the city thrived as a wealthy town of merchants.

  • Today’s Japanese Adventure…

…staying at a Ryokan and…

…having traditional Japanese dinner in our room.

Cherry Blossoms Just Now Opening Here

FUN-fact – The weather has been unseasonably warm. Just like San Diego with cool mornings and warm afternoons.

FUN-travel: Jubilant Japan in Bloom! – Tokyo

April 3, 2018 by · Comments Off on FUN-travel: Jubilant Japan in Bloom! – Tokyo 

  • Tsukiji Fish Market – original location since 1906…

…is the biggest wholesale fish & seafood market in the world….

…offering more than 400 different types of seafood.

  • Imperial Palace Gardens…

…former Edo Castle…

…includes original moats, walls & entrance gates.

  • Sensoji Temple…

…Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple…

….dating to 628.

FUN-fact – Tsukiji Fish Market is also one of the largest wholesale food markets of any kind in the world.

FUN-travel: Jubilant Japan in Bloom!

April 3, 2018 by · Comments Off on FUN-travel: Jubilant Japan in Bloom! 

  • Cherry Blossoms are to Japan…

…what Beer is to Germany…

…a reason to party!

And “Cherry Fest” starts…

…as soon as the first blossoms begin to appear.

FUN-fact – Sakura is the Japanese word for cherry blossom. And they draw crowds of people who flock to parks, gardens and riversides to eat, drink & be merry under the flowers.