Spring in the mountains of Japan -- rain, cherry blossoms, more rain, tulips and daffodils, and snow on the Japanese Alps. During our last port visit of this voyage, we enjoyed a leisurely walk through the Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and the historic streets of Takayama, a quick dip in an outdoor onsen, and evenings in traditional ryokans and minshukus.

Patti and Dean

More thoughts on Japan

Did you that only 15% of the land in Japan is cultivable?

To find out more about Japan go to the Lonely Planet website.

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