- Sep 28 Sat 2013 11:45
- Sep 27 Fri 2013 14:07
緯度範圍為 74° 至 81°，其中主要城市 Longyearbyen (長年城、隆雅市) 位於北緯 78°
此外還有隸屬俄羅斯的採礦小鎮巴倫支堡 Barentsburg、研究中心新奧爾松 Ny-Ålesund (世界最北的郵局) 等人數較少的城鎮
※ 格陵蘭的伊盧利薩特為北緯 68°，冰島的 Grimsey 為北緯 64°
- Sep 26 Thu 2013 12:27
- Sep 24 Tue 2013 22:03
Nagoya is the start and also the end.
We're lucky that the rainy days have passed as we travelled northwards.
Going back to Nagoya from Kanazawa, you have twoi choices.
The first one is the direct train that takes about three hours.
- Sep 23 Mon 2013 12:50
Kanazawa is my second last destination while coming back to Nagoya.
Two-week journey is not long and almost reaching its end.
This coty is the biggest and historic city in Ishikawa prefecture.
A part of Kanazawa station is under constrcution for the new Hokuriku Shinkansen that is supposed to finished in 2015.
- Sep 19 Thu 2013 23:27
The scene of Jigokudani is much clearer in the mornging.
In my original plan, I want to hike the Mt. Oyama first and then go back to Toyama for the accommodation.
However, my foot is painful and the itineray is modified.
After finishing the rest of the route around Murodo, we will go back to Toyama for another easy trip.
- Sep 18 Wed 2013 20:11
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, or just Tateyama, is a famous attraction in Chubu region.
Except for hiking, the Asian tourists are crazy for its snow wall in the end of April and May.
However, the tourists are still numerous in the snowless summer.
For going to Tateyama, you could take the Toyama regional railway from Toyama city or Unazuki.
- Sep 17 Tue 2013 17:34
After the trip around Takayama, we are going northwards to Kurobe and Tateyama.
The name "立山黑部" is always confused to the tourists who don't study the information by themselves.
Is that only one attraction? Where is Tateyama? Where is Kurobe? They don't really understand.
Precisely speaking, I think the names for the attractions in this area should be decribed more completely as "Tateyama" and "Kurobe Gorge".
- Sep 16 Mon 2013 13:50
The night in Shirakawa-go is pretty comfortable and cool, and I had a nice sleep yesterday.
Around five o'clock, I've already woken up and sit on the outdoor corridor watching the morning scene.
The breakfast looks a little similar to Taiwan traditonal breakfast, though we eat the rice porridge instead of rice.
- Sep 14 Sat 2013 22:25
We are waiting for the bus to Shirakawa-go inside the bus station in the morning.
This time, I'm quite interested in the hot-food vending machine and therefore buy the Tacoyaki.
Actually, it's the microwaved food for waiting for two minutes.
- Sep 12 Thu 2013 21:53
The second day in Hirayu, we will go to Norikura and then come back to Takayama.
I sink in the hot spring in the early morning and enjoy the rick breakfast in the restaurant.
The mountain area is really nice. Excpet for the nature, the temperature is also cooler in the night.
That's why I choose Chubu region as my travel destination.
- Sep 07 Sat 2013 16:09
Today, we are going to Okuhida region for two attractions: Kamikochi and Norikura.
Therefore, we will stay at Hirayu onsen for one night.
Nohi bus operates many lines from Takayama to other cities and attractions, including Hirayu, Kamikochi, Norikura, Shirakwa-go, Nakazawa and etc.
The Nohi bus station in Takayama is close to JR station.
- Sep 01 Sun 2013 20:35
Today, we will visit Inuyama castle and then go northward to Takayama city.
As for Nagoya, most of the attractions are arranged in the last two days of my journey.
Before going to the JR station, we have the brakfast in the Toyoko INN.
This free breakfast may not be very rich but is quite nice already.
- Sep 01 Sun 2013 20:34
Because of the journey to South America in January, some destinations in my pocket are not so suitable for my budget.
However, I still want to travel no matter where the detination is.
Under such consideration, I choose to visit Japan for the second time and focus my trip around the Chūbu region.
Compared with other countries, the arrangement for Japan travel is different in some ways.