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... and then I went to take a nap.
In the afternoon we simply took a walk through the center and entered a few shops. I really liked the athmosphere there, because we were surrounded by dark wooden houses instead of very high and gray skyscrapers like in the big cities. When it got dark (already at 7pm) we went back and bought some snacks for a smoothe evening in the hotel. I have not seen any pub or bar or something like this, so we decided to stay at ...
The 2:30 hrs train ride from Nagoya to Takayama was very scenic. I really got a bit homesick on this train ride. Takayama is a small town close to the Japanes mountains also called Japanese Alps. The town has a beautiful old town and many lovely temples (with awesome picture opportunities). I did two day trips, one on top of a mountain with a cable car and another one ...
... makes me very uncool to say so but I'm not a fan. I think if it were warm I'd like it but chewing cold rice is just not fun in my opinion. Let's hope that changes over the next 2 weeks or I've got a feeling meal times are going to be interesting. We're staying in a ryokan - a traditional Japanese guest house. It's the first time ever I've arrived at a hotel and needed an explanation of how things work. There are no shoes allowed and ...
... and Kanazawa is the centre for these artisan products. It's surprising where the gold leaf shows up .. we were given candies with a few embedded flakes, and I even saw ice cream with gold leaf decoration. I wanted to have some, but there wasn't time to find the shop. I believe it's considered to have medicinal qualities when consumed. We then took a walk to a nearby street which is the Geisha centre, though I think it's primarily restaurants and tourist activities these days. ...
... 40 men to pull it. These days it has become impossible to find 40 men of the same height with sufficient strength to pull it, and it has been permanently retired to the Exhibition Hall. Other floats are still in use, but having wheels may require only 12 to 20 men to pull them. All are elaborately hand decorated, some with embroidered walls, some with precious metals, and all with detailed carving, lacquering and decorative metal work. Four of the floats have ...
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