Tag Archives: winter in Japan

April 07

The majestic Northern Japanese Alps – Toyama, Japan.

A most incredible view of the grand Northern Alps of Japan, seen from the beach at Amaharashi in Toyama Prefecture (雨晴市、富山県).   Advertisements

February 12

Takayama – A glimpse into Edo Japan high in the Alps.

Seven years after my first visit, Takayama is just as cold as I remember.  The heart of this mountain town is the preserved merchant houses of the old town dating back to the Edo Period (1603-1868).  Today, these streets are filled wit sake breweries, local artisan shops and food stalls.