|Takayama, Pampas Grass - Japan 2016|
|Train Tracks (Takayama) - Japan 2016|
Takayama is surrounded by mountains, giving the impression that its elevation is higher than it actually is (1844 ft.). Population is a little over 92000. I've learned by now not to be surprised at the amount of highrises in small touristy Japanese cities.
Language note: I pronounced Takayama like almost two words put together: "taka" and "yama." But the woman on the loudspeaker on the train pronounced it as one word: "TaKAyama." Interesting.