Hotakaso Yamano Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotakaso Yamano Hotel Takayama
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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I have been to Takayama many times, but this was the first time to visit the city with my mom. We got on a limited express train from Nagoya at quarter to eight in the morning and arrived there at ten. Picking up a map and bus timetables at the TIC of the station, we left for Takayama Jinya, or Historical Government House. That's the most popular …
Mostly sunny day, cool 13 degrees, no wind so comfortable with an extra layer or two of clothing.
Went to the bus station to book tickets to an old traditional town of Shirakawago but no luck as all booked out. Being Saturday the place is quite busy, though pace is relaxed.
It was 50 minutes each way, so figured it wasn't a bad thing missing out as lots still to see in Takayama. Spent the day strolling the old town, did ...
... You see this everywhere, a bit like Italy.
An old Japanese man asked us where we were from and asked Rod how old he was? The old fellow was proud to tell us he was 81. He was taking photos with an old film camera and was obviously having a little holiday. He recommended we not miss Kyoto.
The train station is very basic, though new major works seem to be underway. We quickly found our hotel and relieved it was a step up on ...
... parade . We got up very close. Oli and Joey had slushies, it was very crowded, lots of food stalls, lots of people. Thoughts for takayama: Oliver - busy, crowded festival, shaved ice drink, great pizza Joseph - bike ride, market and festival Philip ...
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 ...