Travel Blogs from Takayama, Japan

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Templed out!, Nagano - Matsumoto - Takayama - Kyoto - Hiroshima - Nagasaki, Japan travel blog

Templed out!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... and I'm not sure I have seen a car with more than a days worth of dirt on it yet! From Matsumoto I then moved on to Takayama, a 2 hour scenic bus ride through the mountains which turned into a 3 hour bus ride due to the first of the winter snow falls the ...

Takayama, Takayama, Japan travel blog

Takayama

A travel blog entry by jo-jo

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... , back to the trip. We rented a little Honda at 6am Monday morning, picked up some friends and headed for the Japan Alps. Takayama is about 185 kms away from Nagoya. That seems pretty close, but considering the speed limit on Japanese highways is about ...

Takayama, Takayama, Japan travel blog

Takayama

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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Takayama has preserved the feeling of a castle town, apparent by its history-filled streets. With the latticed bay windows and linked eaves of merchants' houses in Sanmachi Suji, the enduring historical temples ...

The Temple of Doom, Takayama, Japan travel blog

The Temple of Doom

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Tales of Takayama, Takayama, Japan travel blog

Tales of Takayama

A travel blog entry by amy_michael

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... pungent Miso broth on the way. Our walk then takes us to the top of the forested hill overlooking the small city where Takayama castle once stood. Fleeing from the midge swarms we head downwards to the next point on the route, a working Buddhist temple. ...

Takayama, Takayama, Japan travel blog

Takayama

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... sun rise and sun set. It was definitely worth seeing. In the evening we went in search of a restaurant serving Takayama's traditional buckwheat noodles. We found a place called 'Murasaki' that actually made the noodles themselves and served them in ...

Hida no Sato, Takayama, Japan travel blog

Hida no Sato

A travel blog entry by siripatana

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... Hodaka 3190 m.,Mt.Yke 2455 m. and Mt.Norikura 3026m.     We have our pack-lunch here,  the obento from Takayama station. The packaging is beautiful , the rice with mushroom inside is OK but a little bit cold. After that we take an ...

Wandern in den japanischen Alpen, Takayama, Japan travel blog

Wandern in den japanischen Alpen

A travel blog entry by v_f

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... immer via buzzer an den Tisch rufen kann. Ein Mangel an Speis oder Trank wird so sofort behoben.  Von Takayama aus machen wir einen Tagesausflug in die japanischen Alpen nach Kamakochi. Auf der Fahrt dorthin durchqueren wir etliche kleinere Dörfer ...

Hida beef versus Chianina, Takayama, Japan travel blog

Hida beef versus Chianina

A travel blog entry by cavallette

piccola aggiunta serale, bisognera' pure far fruttare sto collegamento gratis... stasera ho cenato in un ristorante consigliato dalla guida (in giappone in effetti la guida e' quasi fondamentale, dato che nella maggior parte dei posti i menu sono ...

White As Snow, Takayama, Japan travel blog

White As Snow

A travel blog entry by delsar

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... and left as rice-stuffed-omelet-stuffed-people and waddled back to bed. We spent a second night in Kanazawa because all accommodation in Takayama was spoken for, and so it was an early start indeed by our standards to catch a 7am train that would get us ...

Takayama temples mainly, Takayama, Japan travel blog

Takayama temples mainly

A travel blog entry by kevinandjoan

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... had different breakfasts but both seemed to come with ice cream.  Kevin was surprised when it turned out this was potato salad. Takayama is a small city but has lots of heritage.  We crossed the river and came across the market where vegetables, ...

Takayama on a Roll, Takayama, Japan travel blog

Takayama on a Roll

A travel blog entry by howieb

... , precarious as it looks, despite occasional gasps from the rapt crowd, there were no mishaps.   Tourists also come to Takayama to see the neighborhood of Edo Period merchant shops. Like Georgetown in D.C., these structures ranging from two- to ...

The Japanese Alps and countryside, Takayama, Japan travel blog

The Japanese Alps and countryside

A travel blog entry by oliehuntersmart

... was great fun and being quite like-minded, we enjoyed spotting the quirky design bits, fashion, foods and picture opportunities together. Takayama had been a great intro to the highlands, but our time in Japan was running out. One of THE things we wanted ...

Takayama morning market, Takayama, Japan travel blog

Takayama morning market

A travel blog entry by siripatana

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... and find something to eat there.   So today we wake up  at 7 o'clock and prepare to breath in the Takayama fresh morning air.    Takayama is best explored on foot , we were told, so we walk  to the bridge across ...

That's All Folk, Takayama, Japan travel blog

That's All Folk

A travel blog entry by alexbclark

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... like something she would just love... especially the bits where you can watch people create some of the folk crafts. so... that's basically takayama. it's pretty. it's full of good food and shopping (if you're into that kind of thing). there are a lot of ...

Change of Pace, Takayama, Japan travel blog

Change of Pace

A travel blog entry by f.goldthorpe

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September 21 - 23   Tokyo + Takayama The weather continues to be hot.  Most days since we have been in Japan have been at or close to 30 degrees. Rain has been scattered here and there but hasn’t stopped us from getting out. Bryan and ...

It`s all downhill from Mt. Fuji, Takayama, Japan travel blog

It`s all downhill from Mt. Fuji

A travel blog entry by jasieniukrtw

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Things have been good but pretty mundane since Mount Fuji. Thats a good thing! This small town of Takayama is very pretty and much more rural, (of course) than Tokyo. We can walk most places, and have found some pretty neat sights. We went to a spa ...

por fin...nieve a raudales, Takayama, Japan travel blog

por fin...nieve a raudales

A travel blog entry by angelita.lita

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Llego a Takayama tarde...se ve un poquito de nieve a los lados de las vias del tren, pero poca. Bonitas vistas desde los trenes, que por cierto, he cogido 4 diferentes desde Yamanashi. El hotel se encuentra bastante lejos, pero no habia cama disponible en ...

Travel to Takayama, Takayama, Japan travel blog

Travel to Takayama

A travel blog entry by lweinreich

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Travel to Takayama. More to come. Apparently, the Japanese are not as high-tech as the media reports. Travel by Bullet Train {apparently there are different Bullet Train classes, much like Starships.) We saw quite a few Bullet Trains pass through ...

Takayama, the Japanese Alps, Takayama, Japan travel blog

Takayama, the Japanese Alps

A travel blog entry by timefortea

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... in this humidity! The rain seems to have done nothing to alleviate the heat- if anything, it seems slightly heavier today, but fortunately Takayama is pretty well set up for this sort of thing. They get an awful lot of snow here in the winter, so there ...

Yudanaka day 18-19; Hot onsen and wild monkeys, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Yudanaka day 18-19; Hot onsen and wild monkeys

A travel blog entry by nikolasdm

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De komende 2 dagen worden twee dagen ontspannen voor ik aan mijn (nu al) laatste stop van mijn reis begin, die ongetwijfeld weer high-paced gaat worden. Yudanaka staat gekend voor 2 zaken bij de toeristen: Onsen (Japanse heet water baden) en het monkey ...

dolls, Takayama, Japan travel blog

dolls

A travel blog entry by beckandbill

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Lake Azusa, Takayama, Japan travel blog

Lake Azusa

A travel blog entry by kevinandjoan

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... the Alps as we spent a lot of time in tunnels.  The actual skyline drive bit we missed as the signs showed Takayama as being through a 4370 metre tunnel.  There were plenty of hydroelectric dams on the way and we stopped at a soba restaurant ...

Debut du voyage au Japon, Takayama, Japan travel blog

Debut du voyage au Japon

A travel blog entry by eloise75

... 2 jours sans me laver quand meme.  Demain nous partons pour Hyroshima. Nous aurons plusieurs heures de train a faire. Entre Tokyo et Takayama, ce n'etait que 4 heures mais demain, c'est plus. Je ne sais pas si ce sera avec le train haute vitesse. Je ...

Exploring Takayama, Takayama, Japan travel blog

Exploring Takayama

A travel blog entry by kcfraser

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... the Wasabi cheese that was also a big hit. After breakfast we met up with the group and headed out for our tour of Takayama.   The first major thing we came across was the Hida Kokubunji Temple that was rebuilt in the 16th century.   ...

Snow monkeys, rotemburo and a rather pleasant meal, Yudanaka, Japan travel blog

Snow monkeys, rotemburo and a rather pleasant meal

A travel blog entry by kevinandjoan

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Today we drove from Nagoya to Yudanaka to see the famous snow monkeys.  It wasn't too difficult but there were not many signs to the monkey park.  Luckily we had a map. Access was via a windy road with passing points.  Having paid for ...

Leaving Tokyo, Takayama, Japan travel blog

Leaving Tokyo

A travel blog entry by timefortea

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... . Whilst still on the commuter train, I got talking to a local resident who was rather interested in the idea of coming to Japan on a holiday rather than simply on business- I got the impression the country doesn't see itself as much of an international ...

A not-so-white Christmas, Takayama, Japan travel blog

A not-so-white Christmas

A travel blog entry by steveandtam

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... yesterday, so I guess this is the closest that we will come to a white Christmas! We are both very sad to be leaving Takayama, it is such a beautiful place with so much history, however Kyoto is calling us. We will be staying in a traditional ryokan ...

Shirakawa-ko, Takayama, Japan travel blog

Shirakawa-ko

A travel blog entry by siripatana

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Friday 7th Nov 08:    After morning market and Takayama walking tour , we catch a Nohi bus to Shirakawa -ko---a 50 minutes bus ride into the highlands.4300 yen for a round trip. This road has just been opened for use this year to cut short ...

Takayama festival, Takayama, Japan travel blog

Takayama festival

A travel blog entry by pyres

... floats and check them out. Those are very tall wooden structures with large wooden wheels, amazing carvings and lavish decorations. Takayama region is famous for its carpenters and these floats demonstrate their best skills. A number of other floats were ...

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