The Japan Alps, The Place To Keep Cool!

Because I’m staying inside our warm house for a few days resting with a trifling fever, I’m surfing and stumbling on the internet. By doing so, I get to see all kinds of unimportant but nice blogs with unimportant but nice stories. In the days b.i. (before internet) these kind of stories were in “Readers Digest” or “Panorama” or “Times Magazine”, etc, etc.

I thought we had plenty of snow in Europe …………

These mountains are a popular tourist destination in Japan. Check out the picture below taken from the west coast city of Toyama:

The small lines above each peak are showing elevation. The highest point is 3,015 meters (9,892 ft.) Notice the jet in the left side of the picture.

There is a main road through the mountains that is literally buried in snow during the winter. It is closed during winter, but re opened during the spring after a snow plow digs through an average of 17 meters (56 ft.) of snow to uncover it.

That’s quite a sight for the tourists in the bus!

The same road in summer:

via From Davis In Japan: The Japan Alps, The Place To Keep Cool! « NashvilleWX.

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2 thoughts on “The Japan Alps, The Place To Keep Cool! Leave a comment

  1. Wow that’s really impressive.

    Wim, I get directed to your blog by tweets from @ligfiets, it is fun to read about the diverse subjects you touch in in your blogs that are often non-ligfiets related but always interesting!


    1. Hallo Gé,
      Dankjewel voor compliment. Ik doe gewoon maar wat; het heet ook : just some views in the life of an old recumbent cyclist. En ligfietsen is nu eenmaal niet het enige wat ik als een ligfietser doe. Maar ik zal proberen wat meer over ligfietsen te schrijven als deze blog ook via twitter aandacht krijgt. Probleem is dat ligfietsen voor mij “normaal” is geworden na 20 jaar, zodat het gevoelsmatig niet bijzonder genoeg is om op de blog te vermelden….

      tot ziens op/in de fiets !


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