Hida Hotel Plaza
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
- Non-smoking rooms
- Reduced mobility rooms
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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 ...
... with private hot spring baths - called Onsens in Japanese. The elderly couple that greet us speak no English but are so welcoming we immediately feel at ease. There are many rituals we begin to learn when staying in a Ryokan; firstly to remove ones shoes in the entrance hall, the old girl then begins to clean the wheels of your luggage before her husband begins carrying into the main part of the house. Similarly, never wearing footwear in doors ...
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. ...
This morning we had a traditional japanese breakfast in the guest house.this comprised a variety of small portions of salad,fish,rice,miso soup,egg and bacon served with green tea. It was a feast. More tasty titbits were had as we visited the morning market where local delicacies can be sampled:pickled radish,ginger,wasabi,dried blueberries and soya tea. We took the opportunity to buy a fridge magnet and paper lantern! ...