a slower pace

2020-05-30 – Saturday – 21:11:31
a slower pace

Arriving in Takayama 高山 (literally “high mountain”) in the early afternoon, where the train station is positioned neatly in the middle of the town and leads directly on to the main streets.

Even though they don't feature in this pic, I recall dragging my suitcase over an extraordinary number of Tenji Blocks 点字ブロック (tactile tiles) on the way to the hotel to check in. Tactile paving for people with vision impairment was invented in Japan in 1965 and is so widespread that I feel it forms part of the visual identity of many places.