Bright and early we’ve hopped on the Shinkansen heading out of Tokyo and towards our next destination – Takayama in the Japanese alps!
As we leave the dazzling, frantic cityscape the scenery becomes more and more rural.
There’s tumbling rivers, rice fields and verdant forests whizzing past us at a rate of knots.
The countryside offers us tantalising snippets of a life that we’ll never experience.
Below you can see the endless yellow of the rice fields and several rice drying racks.
The fields are interspersed with quaint little villages, full of traditional houses.
There’s more rice drying racks alongside every road and village, we can even spot people beavering away harvesting it.
Above and below farmers scurry around getting their harvest in before rain showers scupper their plans.
Keep your eyes pointed to the blog as we rock up in the gorgeous town of Takayama next!