Hotel Hotaka

710-62 Kansaka Okuhidaonsengo, Takayama, Gifu, Chubu, 506-1421, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Takayama

Day 16 - Falling ice, and the best burger on Earth

A travel blog entry by apat


... bathroom to open, so we again went downstairs to be the first ones to claim the onsen to ourselves for the day.
I'm now entirely convinced that Onsens are overrated. There is a romantic notion of relaxing in a huge tub which makes it really easy to make it look great in photographs and promotional pamphlets, but in reality all an onsen is is a large, usually wooden, usually too hot bath that you usually have to take with strangers. This ryokan was ...

Day 15 - Onsen and Hida beef in Takayama

A travel blog entry by apat


... that it wouldn't strip the tastebuds off my tongue.

Then it was time for the yakuta ceremony, where the hostess enthusiastically ran away and returned with traditional Japanese pyjamas for the girls and us. She helped each of the girls get dressed into their pyjamas, at 3:30pm in the afternoon, before we'd had a chance to even have lunch. While she was dressing the girls I was trying to think of the most polite way ...

1st Ski Day - Happo One

A travel blog entry by ianandkathryn


... weight, however it is quite manageable if you ski slowly and pick the right terrain.
Apparently this week is the new year holiday for the Japanese, meaning it will be the busiest week here at Hakuba. We might have waited 10 to 15 mins to get onto the gondola, and the traffic on narrower sections was a bit of a hassle at times, however it doesn't hold a candle to Perisher on a busy ...


A travel blog entry by markallen

... and each of them are divided into a ladies’ and a men’s area. The etiquette is that you are wash yourself in a small shower before entering the pool, and then bathe in each of the pools, possibly rinsing / cleaning in between (as far as I understood). The onsens were great, and very relaxing – they felt like an insight into local life, especially when a barrage of pensioners came to join us in the ...


A travel blog entry by 4tumbleweeds


... historically preserved area we had explored the previous night. During the daytime it is a busy shopping district, so we all had fun poking around. One of the challenges of this trip is that we are packed very light and will be gone for a long time, so shopping and picking things up along the way is not really possible – but we had fun looking!

By the time we got back to the hostel and had some dinner, the kids ...


This hotel is located in the Okuhida Onsen area of Takayama.
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