Country Hotel Takayama
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We let ourselves enjoy sleep again. Or at least tried. Our room here at Country Hotel is fascinating. All I can think is how our tall friends would probably die. Everything is built for short people like me lol. The bed is also rock hard. Like I'm pretty sure the ground is softer when I go camping!! That being said, Chris and I were both so tired …
... an historic house, the museum, the float festival display and a major Shinto temple amongst other things. There was a private ceremony going on inside the Temple and I was the only one there to see it. Rod stayed outside as he is "shrined and templed out", but I did finally get him to do the cleansing ritual. We Walked all day so got pretty foot sore and weary.
It it would be great to be here early October when they have ...
... room. It was very cool on arrival with light misty rain.
We quickly rugged up and got out and went to the old town, where all the buildings are black. In olden days the rulers ordered they were not to build homes out of the very good timbers such as cedar and Cyprus pine. But the people disobeyed and covered the wood with soot to disguise it. All the old structures are now preservation areas. Many are private homes, but quite a few streets ...
Today we went to see the floats for the Takayama Autumn Festival. We wandered around the old town, and went to Salute for wood oven pizza - delicious. We bought some yummy chestnut biscuits. In the evening we went back into the town, and watched ...
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 ...