TripAdvisor Reviews Kawakamiya Kasuitei Gero
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... morning. The umbrellas are getting lots of use here as we head up into the hills to see the historic area where the temples are located. It is very peaceful sitting on the steps of a temple's veranda, watching and listening to the rain fall. Back into town and to seek out more food samples, as they are all so good. The rain doesnt let up for the whole day, but we still managed to see most touristy things, and some of the more modern shops in town.
Takayama is a rather quiet ...
No problem finding the Bus station at Tokyo, although to be fair, it was more a little alleyway with an office. However, the buses left about every 10 minutes and the staff were super efficient.
We were helped at the railway station when I met a young man with bright pink hair in the lift, he took one look at my multi-coloured hair, and we immediately bonded. He had very little English, but at least set us off on the right exit at ...
... the toilet when a pair of slip on shoes is provided! This Ryokan is spotless, so much so that we are very careful to keep things just so. Our room is lovely with tatami (rice straw) mats covering the floor, futons, a low table with Japanese teapot and cups and beautiful laid out kimono for us both. There is a moment of panic when we are unable to open our door - not wanting to break the lock, unable to speak to our hosts we finally manage to work ...
After moving on every couple of days, we decided to enjoy 5 nights in one spot. Takayama was a lovely little town with the river running through it and shrines galore amongst the cedar trees. The town is renowned for its carpentry and its Hida beef. Both are excellent!! The beef is usually cut very thinly so it melts in your mouth. ...
... a local bus up to the folk village which is a collection of traditional houses moved from the surrounding area to form a museum. We couldn't do it justice as the thick snow lying on the paths made it impossible to enter some of the wooden houses. We still learnt about the silkworm cottage industries and the local passion for doll collecting. For lunch we went to a local noodle bar to fortify us for a walk around the ...
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