For me, trains are cosy in a way that planes never are.
My ability to fall asleep on an overnight flight: 1/10. My ability to fall asleep on a train: 10/10.
Note: It's only taken me a few years to get around to it, but I've updated the site with some layout improvements to make it more pleasant on mobile, including a more functional menu.
Down through the valley, skimming the road in places, past dams in the river and hydroelectric power stations. It wasn't long before the rain set in, becoming heavier as the journey went and draping the view in shifting streams.
Above, passing slowly through one of a few quaint villages along the way.
With less than half an hour left before my train was due to leave, I took in views of the river and worked my way back through adjacent streets to the station. Suitcase out of the locker, then on board and settled in for the trip down through the mountains, on for Kyoto 京都.
Along the footpath, admiring the heavy tree textures between the chrome of parked motorcycles and bicycles. An entire art study could be done on just one square metre of Takayama 高山 sidewalk.
Looking across the river to another compact parking lot.