Japan 8 days self drive in Central Region – Summary Itinerary

Japan 8 days self drive in Central Region – Summary Itinerary We like to self drive within Japan outskirt cities, driving within major big cities is not recommended due to the heavy traffic and extremely narrow roads.  Most sign are posted in “Romaji”- in English which is readable for foreigner. If you read Kanji/Chinese Character, …

Japan 8 days self drive in Central Region – Day 3 – Tonami, Toyama Prefecture

Japan 8 days self drive in Central Region – Day 3 – Tonami, Toyama Prefecture Takayama old town – Nakabashi Bridge We departed early to Takayama old town to check out the famous red bridge – Nakabashi Bridge. Most shops were still not yet opened and there were not many people yet as it was still …

Japan 8 days self drive in Central Region – Day 2 – Takayama, Gifu Prefecture

Japan 8 Days self Drive in Central Region – Day 2 – Takayama, Gifu Prefecture       ( 22 Nov 2015) The distance from Nagatsugawa to Takayama was slightly more than 2 hours, 178km.  We stopped by a countryside park, slightly before Gero, we actually wanted to look for some hot coffee but the shop …

Japan 8 days Self Drive – Chubu/Central Region – Day 1- Nakatsugawa, Gifu Prefecture

Japan 8 days Self Drive Chubu/Central Region – Day 1 – Gifu Prefecture                   ( 21 Nov 2015 ) I have been to Japan many times, and I also lived and studied in Kyushu for few years. However traveling to Chubu region was my first time.  Chubu …