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Travel Blogs from Takaoka
- final breakfast at Takayama
- beautiful mountain views from train on journey to Kanazawa
- classic lunchbox for Daniel; pull the string and the box heats the rice/beef ; well received!
- dropped gear at Hotel Miyako then onto loop ...
... 11km long and where they change the colour of the lighting to ensure drivers don't fall asleep.
Arrived in Gokayama, a small village with traditional gassho-zukuri houses. These houses are timber with thatched roofs of an A frame shape. A very quaint little village of 20 houses surrounded by natural beech forests. Spent some time wandering around and soaking in the atmosphere. The people here farm and ...
... their living room dining room where Akiko served us a delicious cake, Kit Kat and mango tea. Kane made. A calligraphy of the symbols for one life one endeavor. It was to commemorate our visit. We were also given gifts of tea cups. A lovely way to learn about life in Japan.
We returned to our hotel via taxi (the ride was $20.80 each way - paid for by our tour company. Everything is really expensive in Japan! We checked out and took taxis to the station ...
... and people's social and economic
Our first stop was an observatory high above the village of Shirakawa-go. What a spectacular view! We could clearly see the relative isolation of the area which created a unique culture and lifestyle. The people here created their own dances, festivals, and traditions, and the residents developed a distinctive architectural style known as gassho-zukuri. The roofs are steeply pitched thatched roofs. ...
... these houses are original. Today we also learned about the life of the samurai.
Several former samurai homes still stand on winding streets, and many are still in use as residences. The samurai were very educated and artistic. They were not just warriors. Their families were trained in art and music, and they received an education. We visited the 18th century Kurando Terashima's house. Only part of the original house ...
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