Day 6: Miyajima to Takayama

We were out of the door at 6am this morning to beat the crowds, and the rain, to take the ferry to the floating Torii gate of Miyajima. …all of us except two, who slept through their alarm and had to be woken late! We all made it safely to Miyajima where the fourth annual Handsworth Japan Street Fighter tournament took place just as the rain began to fall. Alexandra defeated Mr. Barrett, before Mr. Barrett took his revenge on the entire group… but it was Mr. Audia who had the last laugh soundly defeating Mr. Barrett to win. From Miyajima we hopped aboard a shinkansen bullet train and headed to Nagoya. We had a brief layover before climbing aboard a scenic train ride into the hills of Gifu. We arrived in Takayama as night fell, and walked the final 15 minutes through the rain to our ryokan inn. For dinner we enjoyed a traditional Japanese meal and ended the night in the ryokan spa. Tonight we wear Japanese robes and sleep on tatami mats. Tomorrow we explore Takayama!

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