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[Nagoya / Takayama: Day 01]

As with the usual custom, this is the time of the year that we ship the kids off to somewhere wintery, snowy and cooooold for that quintessential white christmas and new year. This year, we are back at the very first place that they encountered snowy landscapes, the winter wonderland that is Takayama.🙂

Booked the flight tickets through a travel promo at CAX, but it was quite a long day of travelling, due to the stopover in Hkg. The girls were also quite sad that they don’t do their kids pack anymore (well, at least not for the short haul flights)! Arrived at Nagoya, where we stayed in the cutest little hotel (very new and very recommended if it was just for a couple!) and left right after for Takayama. Our 1st full day was in Takayama, where the girls got gradually more and more excited as the train went higher and higher into the mountains. Luckily for us, the weather has turned sunny, and we were very relieved that the heavy snowfall that was just in the mountains a week ago has abated and public transport has returned to “almost” normal.

Selected Pix of the day (can’t make it upload in order!)

hint of sun
hint of sun
Fantastic cafe we stumbled upon in the old streets of Takayama (while looking for soba noodles)
Fantastic cafe we stumbled upon in the old streets of Takayama (while looking for soba noodles)
Organic Hida rice with farm veggies
Organic Hida rice with farm veggies
Set lunch. Girls didn't really like this
Set lunch. Girls didn’t really like this
Photobombed by G
Photobombed by G
On the train
On the train
Shot by K
Shot by K
Looking at the snow
Looking at the snow
Beautiful scenery on the train ride up
Beautiful scenery on the train ride up
Our hotel! Amazing Hotel and Spa
Our hotel! Amazing Hotel and Spa
K with her snow baby
K with her snow baby
Just before leaving Nagoya
Just before leaving Nagoya
Us and our bags!
Us and our bags!
The young and the old
The young and the old
Takayama!
Takayama!
Me and K selfie with her snow baby
Me and K selfie with her snow baby

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