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... morning. The umbrellas are getting lots of use here as we head up into the hills to see the historic area where the temples are located. It is very peaceful sitting on the steps of a temple's veranda, watching and listening to the rain fall. Back into town and to seek out more food samples, as they are all so good. The rain doesnt let up for the whole day, but we still managed to see most touristy things, and some of the more modern shops in town.
Takayama is a rather quiet ...
... to the main part of town to seek some shelter. Shauna's umbrella is turned inside out and wrecked by the strong wind. Lucky it was on a $4 umbrella.
Rest of the day is relaxing in the hotel in a huge lounge room which we have all to ourselves.
Tomorrow we are travelling to Takayama, but the weather is not looking all that good. There is the chance of rain and night temperature dipping below zero. Oh well we cant change the weather so we will grin and enjoy what the day unfolds into.
... looked after.
Also on display, was a 'shishigashir" (lion's mask). Apparently the Japanese of the time had never seen a real lion, although they considered it the king of the beasts. The lion mask was considered to have magical powers and they adopted a lion dance to exorcise evil and to pray for a good harvest. I also took a picture of the lion costumes worn by men during the festivals.
I took a picture of one of the ...
... we are presented with an array of breakfast delights - cold salmon with a sweet sauce and vegetables, various pickles and tofu, sizzling Hida beef, miso soup, rice, a plate of omelette smothered in tomato ketchup with salad and a banana?? This was topped off with Japanese tea and then coffee. The presentation and service was excellent, and if I had been given this at 7.30pm rather than 7.30am I am sure I would have been able to eat the lot. David ...
... trendy thing by taking this shinkansen line, called Hokuriku. :)
Checked into Hotel Nikko, and noticed the lush, gorgeous flower shop and the patisserie offering elegant delicacies, such as a matcha tiramisu. (Also, the lobby was totes cray — french colonial meets japanese salaryman). Starting out fresh the following morning, we made our way to the Kenrokuen Gardens at Kanazawa Castle.
These are supposedly the finest gardens in all of Japan — and ...