Hotel Alpha-1 Takaoka

1-35 Shimozekimachi, Takaoka, Toyama, Chubu, 933-0021, Japan | Hotel
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Journey to Kanazawa

A travel blog entry by fully

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... Teahouse area - Higashi Choya

  • then onto Kanazawa Castle grounds
  • Spent more time in Kenrokuen gardens as the sun was setting
  • Amazing level of care for the trees
  • Quick Italian (!) meal in Kata Machi area
  • back to hotel to ...

  • UNESCO heritage sites

    A travel blog entry by evaclapham

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    ... and silk production
    On returning to Takayama we decided to climb up to the highest point where Takayama castle once stood over looking the town( good aerobic exercise). The climb took us through the forest and we again were charmed by the most brilliant colours that nature has graced us with on this trip. Finally a meal of ramen washed down by sake and back to the hotel. A very full, tiring, if chilly ...

    Kanazawa to Kyoto

    A travel blog entry by nangarner

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    ... Aside from gardening, Kane is a wood carver and an accomplished horseman. He no longer owns horses or rides but he continues to love horses. Akiko served tea and a local cake made with red bean paste. After our tour of the upstairs we went into their formal entertainment room. The table had a magnificent carving under the glass. The room also had a beautiful view of the garden, a wood carving of 9 horses, a Buddhist alter and a lovely carpet. We then went ...

    Shirakawa-go and Gokayama -- Into the Mountains

    A travel blog entry by nangarner

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    ... House, which was built in 1578 and is the oldest ghasso-style house in the area. During our visit here, we were able to explore the whole house (3 floors) and we learned about the history and culture of Gokayama. We watched a traditional dance performance.

    Our lunch was vegetarian and was followed by tofu ice cream. The women in the restaurant did an impromptu performance of singing and dancing traditional songs. It was really lovely!

    Our final ...

    Kanazawa - gold stream

    A travel blog entry by nangarner

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    Typhoon Wipha arrived in Kanazawa in the form of rain yesterday. As a result it continued to rain today but it didn't dampen our spirits! We were happy that we had just rain and no high winds to keep us captive in the hotel when there is so much to see and do!!!

    Today the city has a population of 460,000. Gold was mined here and the city's name means gold stream. Originally it was a farm area. Between the 16th and ...

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