Hotel Alpha-1 Takaoka Ekimae
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Travel Blogs from Takaoka
- final breakfast at Takayama
- beautiful mountain views from train on journey to Kanazawa
- classic lunchbox for Daniel; pull the string and the box heats the rice/beef ; well received!
- dropped gear at Hotel Miyako then onto loop ...
Woke early, opened the curtains and saw a beautiful sight; a light flurry of snow falling gently to earth. Sooo pretty. A perfect start to our day. Today we took a trip to the UNESCO heritage areas of Gokayama and shirakawa-go. On the way we saw towering mountains capped with snow, raging rivers and stunning autumn colours. We passed through 12 tunnels, (part of a stretch of 56 tunnels in the area) one of ...
... their living room dining room where Akiko served us a delicious cake, Kit Kat and mango tea. Kane made. A calligraphy of the symbols for one life one endeavor. It was to commemorate our visit. We were also given gifts of tea cups. A lovely way to learn about life in Japan.
We returned to our hotel via taxi (the ride was $20.80 each way - paid for by our tour company. Everything is really expensive in Japan! We checked out and took taxis to the station ...
... a workshop to learn how washi—a thick, fibrous paper made from mulberry bark—is created. We then had an opportunity to make our own paper. This is the paper that is used all over Japan to line the screens of the sliding doors. After making the paper we understood how thick, fibrous and durable it is.
We headed back to Kanazawa. For dinner we decided to search for a restaurant where we could get some beef. I will let you know if we were successful ...
... Kanazawa was a prosperous castle town in the domain of Kaga ruled by the Maeda Family, and it has been a cultural center of Japan ever since. The feudal lord gave enough land to support 1 million people. Back then 70% of the population were samurai. Today we visited an area of original samurai houses. Since it is on the coast of the Japan Sea, Kanazawa was spared much of the destruction of other areas of Japan during World War ...
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