Train From Nagoya to Takayama

 

I am riding on the limited express train between Nagoya and Takayama, and although I feel tired, looking out the window makes it impossible to fall asleep.

 

I stare transfixed as cascading rivers flow through breath-taking valleys, while speckled shades of green fill out the mountainside in concert with the blue sky.

 

Before I have the chance to fully appreciate the scene, the train blows past at a remarkable speed only to reveal the next, equally spectacular view... followed by another, and another, the whole way to Takayama.  Meanwhile, I have to remind myself to breathe.

 

The foresight to pull out my camera couldn't have been farther from my mind as, eyes wide, I struggle to absorb the whole display.

 

I guess you'll have to go there and see for yourself.