Two days of updates in a row, because only have lobby internet and Japanese keyboard available.
Day 5 we departed on the Shinkansen and switched to the Wide View Hida Limited Express train and arrived on Takayama.
Leaving the ever crowded main Tokyo Station.
One of the main highlight is to visit Shirakawago, where old houses with "praying hands" straw roofs still stand against modernization. This UNESCO village is hidden away from modernization among the mountains. So it can only be seen if you are up the mountains or through the mountain passage. Majority of this straw houses are still homes to the locals.