Hotakaso Yamano Hotel
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Yamano Hotel is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed. It is almost impossible to find fault with the hotel. Dinner and breakfast were very good, including local specialties like Hida beef, Hida buckwheat noodle, and Hoba miso. They also have two great outdoor bathes with hot springs. The staffers were well trained for warm hospitality.
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... for the local soba noodles with mountain spring vegetables (we'd already seen fresh fern curls in the vegetable shop) - on the way we came across a Japanese doll shop - these dolls are used for a variety of purposes and ceremonies. The owner spoke good English and spent time explaining it all to us, it was really interesting. We were frustrated by not finding the two recommended restaurants as everything is in Japanese but we came across a big crowd and delicious food smells in ...
... only to find that we'd lost Nia's camera. We took the room apart but it was nowhere to be seen. We concluded it had been packed into a bag. We left the hotel in a taxi rather later than planned for our 10am train and only just remembered once the taxi set off that we'd left valuables in the hotel safe! We got to the station with 5 mins to spare and found our seats right at the front of the train - 8 carriages ...
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Had to happen sooner or later. The rain has been falling since early this morning, and doesnt look like it will stop any time soon. After the free hotel breakfast we grab our umbrellas and head out. Still managed to see a lot, and the town is very crowded with tourists. We spend quite a bit of time inside the historic little shops sampling all types of food and pickles, miso soup, rice crackers etc. In fact we skip lunch as we eat so many samples.
... area. Absolutely gorgeous scenery and we tried to get a few shots to show how lovely it all looked. Another feature of the trip was the numbr of tunnels under the mountains that we drove through, one tunnel was just short of 5ks long. Not just straight through the mountains in a straight line but the tunnels appeared to wind around the mountains. Quite a feat of engineering.
After about 5.5 hours we pulled into Takayama - a ...
An early start for our next stop Takayama - the gateway to the Japanese Alps, a five hour journey from Tokyo. Whizzing through crowded Tokyo station ( with all our luggage) we manage to collect our Japanese rail passes and jump on our Shinkasen (bullet train) with seconds to spare. We begin to accelerate away before we have found our seats and settled into the one and a half hour journey to Nagoya where we change trains. The railway staff are so smart ...