summarising – my favorite spots

Gokayama This is another special place that I visited thanks to Chihiro San and her mother who took a day to drive us around. I am so thankful for them for being so welcoming and warm to me. Everyone wants to visit Shirakawago when in the region, Gokayama is also one of those traditional villages, […]

Alpine Route – next step

Once you have gone through 40mn train, 20mn queue and 50mn bus, time for you to… queue for the ropeway, 5mn to a tunnel under the mountain where a trolley bus will take you across in 20mn (timings from memory, excuse the imprecision), nearly there!!   tip #2 – make sure you take food or […]

Japanese Alps #2 – Alpen Route

Taking the trip to the Alpine Route is a mission for a foreigner like me and for anyone in terms of energy This hike is only open April to November due to the heavy snow as roads are closed. From Toyama, my #1 tip is to purchase your package tour in advance as train tickets […]

Japanese Alps

The prefectures of Nagano, Toyama and the region of Gifu compose most of the Japanese Alps, it is a fantastic and unique region, among my favourites. only 2h30 shinkansen from Tokyo and you are in Toyama where you can enjoy great seafood and go hiking, highly recommended It is a rich region for landscapes, nothing […]