Hotel Seven Seven Takaoka

5-2-7 Ekinan, Takaoka, Toyama, Chubu, 933-0871, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Takaoka

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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    ... 11km long and where they change the colour of the lighting to ensure drivers don't fall asleep.
    Arrived in Gokayama, a small village with traditional gassho-zukuri houses. These houses are timber with thatched roofs of an A frame shape. A very quaint little village of 20 houses surrounded by natural beech forests. Spent some time wandering around and soaking in the atmosphere. The people here farm and ...

    Kanazawa to Kyoto

    A travel blog entry by nangarner

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    ... our Express train to Kyoto. During our two hour and 20 minute train ride we had great views of the countryside. This time in sunlight.

    Kyoto was Japan’s imperial capital through the eighth to the 19th centuries. It remains an important cultural center—it is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and we will have five full days to explore city. We arrived at our hotel at 4:45. Akane took us on a short orientation walk around the ...

    Shirakawa-go and Gokayama -- Into the Mountains

    A travel blog entry by nangarner

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    We were very happy to see the sun this morning! An absolutely beautiful day! After breakfast, we boarded a motor coach and traveled for an hour and 20 minutes through the countryside and up into the mountains. We passed through many tunnels built through mountains, some tunnels were more than 6 miles long! The highways were great and we passed many communities and farms. The scenery was beautiful.

    We were traveling to visit Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, ...

    Kanazawa - gold stream

    A travel blog entry by nangarner

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    ... these houses are original. Today we also learned about the life of the samurai.

    Several former samurai homes still stand on winding streets, and many are still in use as residences. The samurai were very educated and artistic. They were not just warriors. Their families were trained in art and music, and they received an education. We visited the 18th century Kurando Terashima's house. Only part of the original house ...

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    This hotel is located on 5-2-7 Ekinan, Takaoka.
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