Dormy Inn Toyama
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Before moving off to Toyama from Takayama, we visited Shirakawago, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the villagers still inhabit ancient homes in one of the most scenic areas of Japan. The place is nestled around pine trees, with houses with thatched roofs. It was really a beautiful sight. It was drizzling while we were there, …
... point at which this picture was taken), and then returns to the bar. Got it? If not, don't worry, it's a cool picture regardless.
Exploring the region
The lack of rain has, happily, afforded me plenty of time to explore the mountains by bicycle...and what a treat it's been! There is so much beauty here. I am greatly
rewarded every time I venture forth. Most of the photo's I've included were taken on rides. I hope you enjoy them.
... was in pristine order but our guide was the only local villager visible to our inquisitive eye. Merrill began asking questions about the value of the land and I cringed when when he announced that he was about to make an American joke. Fortunately, they all laughed uproariously when he took out a fist full of bills and said he wanted to buy a plot of land to fulfill his fantasy of owning a little bit of Shangri-la . Jane and I became fast friends , exchanging tales of ...
... in my lifetime, but never to a country where I could neither speak nor read the language. Fortunately for me, many of the most important (transportation) signs are written in English and not just Japanese. Add to that the fact that the Japanese are some of the most helpful people I have ever met in my life. The result was an easy and very enjoyable journey.
As what I feel is an important side note on the subject of being helpful, ...
... and tapioca dumplings. It was very pretty but I think most lunches went untouched. Our tour guide informed us later of what we ate (or didn't eat) but it wouldn't have made a difference. It was just too exotic, especially for you-know-who. Returning on the bus for another 3 hr drive back to the ship, I've never seen Roxanne eat so much back onboard. After all, she was eating for two (meals that is). Next stop... ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDormy Inn Toyama
Really really comfortable, despite the fact that I had to share the bed with my friend.. But still..
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.