Best Western Hotel Takayama
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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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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Travel Blogs from Takayama
Arrival and travel to Tokyo Station First booth outside Customs is a Japanese Rail booth. Pick up prepaid JR Pass and book seats on the 3 trains to get to Takayama. First leg is through Tokyo Central to Shinagawa. Misty, 25 degrees. Houses are small some roofs are elaborate. Many baseball diamonds, some cyclists in Lycra. Cars are small, square and …
The train ride to Takayama was good. Plenty of nice scenery, especially when we climbed higher into the alps. Still lots of snow/ice on the ground. We arrive into Takayama around 3pm and made our way to the hotel, which was a 5 minute walk. The weather is really nice so we get straight back out and walk the streets till dark.
The old streets in Takayama are really cool, with some business dating back over 250 years, and still going strong. Mainly selling Sake and Soy ...
... rain too, which made it a little dismal.
Takayama is a far cry from Tokyo, quite small and low key, it has quite a few old merchant shops around. Takayama was once an enclave of skilled carpenters used by the emperors to build palaces and temples in Kyoto and Nara, The old streets are made of dark wooden houses, with lots of craft shops, as well as cafes and sake breweries.
We then took a trip to the Sakurayama Hachiman-gu which ...
... the toilet when a pair of slip on shoes is provided! This Ryokan is spotless, so much so that we are very careful to keep things just so. Our room is lovely with tatami (rice straw) mats covering the floor, futons, a low table with Japanese teapot and cups and beautiful laid out kimono for us both. There is a moment of panic when we are unable to open our door - not wanting to break the lock, unable to speak to our hosts we finally manage to work ...
After moving on every couple of days, we decided to enjoy 5 nights in one spot. Takayama was a lovely little town with the river running through it and shrines galore amongst the cedar trees. The town is renowned for its carpentry and its Hida beef. Both are excellent!! The beef is usually cut very thinly so it melts in your mouth. ...