The Alpico express bus Matsumoto to Takayama line cut through the central Japanese Alps, between the two giant mountains Hotaka and Norikura.

There was thick snow covering everything along the roads through the alps.

And we were treated with another scenic ride when we left Matsumoto after staying for 10 days.

While waiting to be checked in to our hotel Station Hostel, we found another public foot bath.

Qiqi jumped straight into it, and we were hoping that Qiqi would get addicted to onsen so that she would bring us to Japan next time.

After checked in, we found the room big enough to fit our 2 big luggages.

We watched our first sunset in Takayama after some groceries shopping at a big supermarket Boss Foods Market 7 mins walk away.

Mum prepared dinner in the canteen later and everyone was happy, to be in a new town at last.

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