Best Western Hotel Takayama
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBest Western Hotel Takayama
Conveniently near the bus and train stations, and the old town. Staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was not up to the usual Best Western standard.
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Mostly sunny day, cool 13 degrees, no wind so comfortable with an extra layer or two of clothing.
Went to the bus station to book tickets to an old traditional town of Shirakawago but no luck as all booked out. Being Saturday the place is quite busy, though pace is relaxed.
It was 50 minutes each way, so figured it wasn't a bad thing missing out as lots still to see in Takayama. Spent the day strolling the old town, did ...
... grilled beef. OMG it was melt in your mouth. It is highly marbled with fat, so something we would never buy at home, but it was so good, and very expensive but hey we are only here once and after a week of pretty well nothing but noodles, it was a delightful change for the palate. HIDA beef comes from the black cattle unique to this region. It is graded 1 to 5 with 5 the best quality. It is priced by grade and weight. It is something like $80 for 500 ...
In the morning we went to the Miyagawa morning market - it was great, yummy fried chicken. Joey bought Sarubobo dolls. Then we walked up to the Hida village, and explored the old houses. Collected stamps, answered the quiz and got a prize at the end. In the evening we went to Salute for pizza - delicious. We had Margherita pizza with ...
We left Toyama and caught the train to Takayama. Before we got on the train we went to the bakery and the mini mart nearly 5 times - for bread, churros, lollies, Arrived in Takayama and caught a taxi to our ryokan - Ryokan Murayama. We went onto the town to a French restaurant for dinner - ...