The train ride is scenic. The Hydrania flowers were lovely. The soba resturant and mochi resturant were delicious. The train winds in a zig zag pattern up the mountainous area. The temperature was nice and cool, around 17-20 degrees. I recomend taking your time and stopping at train stops along the route to Gora to sightsee the area. Though after 5pm it may be hard to find some place to eat.