Hotel Alpha-One Takayama

Address: 3-61 Honmachi, Takayama, Gifu, Chubu, 506-0011, Japan | Hotel
 
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Travel Blogs from Takayama

Saturday - Kanazawa to Kyoto

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 23, 2015

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... 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

Our first stop was at a beautiful mountain village and UNESCo World Heritage site called Shirakawago. We entered a 300 year old home with the traditional ultra steep thatched roof to keep the snow off. This is nestled well into the mountains so it's not surprising that the thatch is thick, but it also extremely dense. It needs to be redone every 25 years. Once our shoes were removed and we were seated, we were served tea from a steaming kettle ...

A day in Takayama May 21

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 21, 2015

2 comments, 3 photos

... 4 people because there is a brazier on which to cook the meat in the centre of the table, and only 4 can be accommodated. So two other ladies from the tour joined us. We tried to indicate that Rowland and I were on one bill and the other 2 were separate, but this message did not get through. When one bill was presented for the entire table, there was consternation all around because it apparently showed prices including service charge, so they couldn't readily be ...

From Tokyo to Takayama

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 20, 2015

1 comment, 5 photos

... Tokyo is an experience in itself. One of the interesting districts is the "love hotel" district where many short stay hotels are located in close proximity to each other. Some are themed, and while catering to a wide range of clients, it was said that they do fill a niche with young people who often live in cramped quarters with several generations. But I digress. Matsumoto Castle is a 6 story wooden pagoda structure, set on ...

Takayama and Shirakawa-go

A travel blog entry by domandkatey on Apr 29, 2015

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... around the little city for an hour or so, we didn’t have any clue what to do. We were told there were buses, but we couldn’t find any. We were at least able to find a store open where we could buy some snacks and we found a quiet spot by the river to eat and wait for our train to come. Blerg. It was a long day.

That afternoon we continued to wander around Takayama and enjoy the small town atmosphere. The next day we would journey to ...

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