Takayama Station has undergone a wholesale change since our last visit to this city. In many ways it is surprising that they kept the old one for so long considering the tourist traffic here. 

Today we are off to Unazuki Onsen, continuing our diversion off the NEWS route. We start with the local train to Inotani. They’ve also upgraded the trains on this line, replacing the old KiHa 52 diesel railmotors with a more modern version. Only inward facing seats unfortunately. 

The scenery should be just as good though and the windows are bigger and cleaner so a better view too! 

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