Hiratakan

Address: 2-3 Hirayu, Okuhidaonsengo, Takayama, Gifu, Chubu, 506-1433 , Japan | Hotel
 
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Location

This hotel is located in the Okuhida Onsen area of Takayama.
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    Travel Blogs from Takayama

    Saturday - Kanazawa to Kyoto

    A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 23, 2015

    4 photos

    ... cut or decide this is not the life they had envisioned. For the first 5 years they are looked after by the "mother" of the house, as well as, I believe, by their patrons. They can see their families only 3 times per year and otherwise are completely under control of the house mother. Somehow I kept thinking of the similarity to nuns, although the masters served are different. One interesting thing I learned about geishas as well as kabuki actors is why their faces are made up ...

    Friday, May 22nd

    A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 22, 2015

    1 comment, 5 photos

    ... breathtaking", as we overlooked the most charming valley with perhaps 40 or so of these traditional houses with their high-peaked thatched roof. Photos probably cannot do justice to the awe inspiring first glimpse. As another passenger observed: "It was like something out of a fairy tale." After that, another "traditional" Japanese lunch. This was a little too traditional for most of us, requiring that we sit on the floor. A few of us, ...

    A day in Takayama May 21

    A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 21, 2015

    2 comments, 3 photos

    ... seasons or with particular food. We joined a volunteer group of diners for a Hida beef dinner at a specialty restaurant. Our guide, Yumi joined us and helped us understand what to order and how to handle it. Again, we realized that on our own we could never have this experience. Finding the restaurant would be unlikely, but if we had wandered into it, we would have had no idea how to go about ordering. Paying the bill also required Yumi's intervention. All tables ...

    From Tokyo to Takayama

    A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 20, 2015

    1 comment, 5 photos

    ... grades, and this area is famous for having the very best. After lunch it was a long but very beautiful drive on narrow mountain roads with tunnels every mile or so, for about 3 hours to reach Takayama. We were all exhausted when we arrived at about 7:30, but in awe of the bus driver's skills maneuvering the narrow mountain roads with only a couple of inches between oncoming buses and trucks in many places. Takayama ...

    Monkey business in the Alps

    A travel blog entry by mattstanbridge on May 13, 2015

    1 comment, 111 photos

    ... area as you had to walk about two miles from the bus stop then into the forest to see this incredible sight, the Japanese macaque monkeys bath in the hot onsen water, and although the park area wardens supply food to entice them to the area and the existing pool is man made it isn't an enclosure and the monkeys roam freely, the pool was built after the monkeys were found one day in a local onsen hotel bath during the winter! Macaque monkeys aren't usually found this ...