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Scenic train ride leaving Takayama, Japan

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A front row seat on a train leaving Takayama, Japan in December 2011 after a few days of snow accumulation. The name of the line is"JR Takayama Honsen(Line)" We traveled from Takayama station to Gifu station on that line and changed the train at Yonehara. From Yonehara we took the bullet train to Kyoto.
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Arian Y (2 months ago)
So relaxing
Elantara (5 months ago)
I was once a passenger in that front seat. Wonderful!
abc 310867 (8 months ago)
Sugoi dis ne
mananana Morality (1 year ago)
Very beautiful Japan
John Haines (1 year ago)
That is so cool 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 epic 😎!!
Nick Torok (1 year ago)
I love the beauty and elegance of his job. The vintage watch is a nice touch too.
Hardly Earnest (1 year ago)
i'm coughing
Hardly Earnest (1 year ago)
that's my dad at the controls
Roland Lowhorn (1 year ago)
Interesting beautiful and exciting the place store his watch and his concentration who is it making arm signals to
That place with snow look exactly like a fantasy rpg game map.
Andrew Austin (1 year ago)
Japan is stunning...Would love to visit one day
Peggy Webber (1 year ago)
You have the soul of an artist Paul, ,thank you ,it was like a visit back to JapanPeggy McClory
Thomas1980 (1 year ago)
great video!
Railfan (1 year ago)
Sowmya Banerjee (1 year ago)
The rails connect us all...
Maynard (2 years ago)
Like driving through Cape Breton N.S.Very good video.
Brad Ellis (2 years ago)
Nice video, is this heading south or north from Takayama?
BlanCamCZ (2 years ago)
Very nice video :) I like how orderly everything is in the video - the white gloves, elegant uniform, full attention and traditional watch :) Thumbs up!
Mono Chaos (2 years ago)
I wish I could visit Japan one day. It looks so beautiful
goishikaigan mademou (2 years ago)
Takai=high; yama=mountain. So Takayama literally means High Mountain.
sayaka yamada (2 years ago)
S Norten (3 years ago)
A video with class and style.....outstanding
Moontess (3 years ago)
Thanks for sharing this - the scenery really is breath-taking!
duncantakeru (3 years ago)
+Moontess Thank you! We were very lucky. There was no snow on our way up, but we had several feet a few days before our trip back.
Marco Bernardini (3 years ago)
What do the gestures that makes the driver in your right hand ?
SuperBilbo911 (6 months ago)
I heard that it was something to do with a driver around a hundred years ago gradually losing his sight, and so that he could keep working, him and the, presumably, fireman would point and call each signal so that he was acknowledging it correctly
Eric J (1 year ago)
I don't know the Japanese phrase, but the English translation is "pointing and calling." It's standard on Japanese trains and public transportation. The driver points at every signal and says out loud what it indicates. The idea is that you're more mentally engaged if you have to do that, so you won't accidentally ignore the signal. It looks a little funny at first, but it seems like such a good idea that I'm surprised it hasn't been adopted elsewhere, considering it's been standard in Japan for over a hundred years.
chu1234 (2 years ago)
what's overlook?
insomniacpuppy (3 years ago)
+Marco Bernardini It's a common practice in Japanese railroad. By pointing every signal, sign, etc. and calling it out loud, operator can effectively reduce overlook.
hooo ni (3 years ago)
White world~ So beautiful~~
Lightwolf333 (3 years ago)
Truly an awesome video and amazing scenery!
redcat608 (3 years ago)
Very nice scenery, what month was this filmed?
duncantakeru (3 years ago)
+redcat608 This was filmed at the end of December. There was heavy snowfall on Christmas day.
ghost deini (4 years ago)
this is SO cool. love to ride it myself one day!
Tong Prasithiphol (4 years ago)
very beautiful scenery ^^ , Excuse me, where is the destination of this train?
Gabriele A.V. Branca (4 years ago)
Wonderful!! Bravo!!
PeaceOnEarthDotOrg (4 years ago)
Which rail line is it?
Jack Neals (4 years ago)
This truly looks like something out of a movie. I want to go on a winter train ride so bad but i have no idea where to find a train that does winter train rides.
Renata Marsic (4 years ago)
this looks like anime o.o
theflyingJAPman (5 years ago)
Whats the name of line and train?
Thomas Lee (5 years ago)
Why does the engineer signal?
Bogdan Cojocaru (5 years ago)
Excelent! Magical landscape! Super imagine! Best sound! LIKE!&FAV!
Yotsuba Taro (5 years ago)
ah ! ce paysage hivernal, magnifique !!!
FieryFlare (5 years ago)
comfy as fuck
Tom K (5 years ago)
mountains add a good backround
Elcho Rizo (6 years ago)
simply AMAZING!
skoko1945 (6 years ago)
Takayama station, which prefecture for this train ride. What I see in Google earth is not the same.
Ynysmitwr (2 years ago)
Although this is indeed the Takayama line, my best guess is that the station we leave at the start of the video is in fact most likely to be Hida-Kanayama, with the train running between there and Gero.
CB (6 years ago)
Amazing post! One of my favourite places in JP
Susan Nakao (6 years ago)
This ride -- to and from Takayama -- is breathtaking with beautiful blue streams in summer and blazing colors in autumn, and abundant snow-covered peaks in winter. Don't miss it from Nagoya to Takayama and back!
RandomTask2008 (6 years ago)
Quality entertainment!
charky14 (7 years ago)
Nice video, were there a lot of passengers at that time?

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