Minshuku Kuwataniya

1-50-30 Sowamachi, Takayama, Gifu, Chubu, 506-0007, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Takayama

Alpine splendour

A travel blog entry by time-traveller on Apr 07, 2014

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A three hour train journey through Alps to reach Takayama, then a ten minute walk to our old fashioned minshuku. Spent the next three days walking round thislittle town with its quaint old buildings and several bridges over the river. Checked out the morning market and all the lovely craft shops. Quite  cold, even got snowed on. Had three …

Goodbye Tokyo... I shall love you forever

A travel blog entry by inesoca on Aug 03, 2014

1 comment, 5 photos

... decided to relax and escape the heat. It was around 37 degrees. Michal behaved bravely and faced the heat I must say. He almost passed out once or twice and did not complain... A lot. We went to an open air public pool. Clean, organised and cheap. And a bonus of a great view to Tokyo Tower. Goodbye Tokyo... You will stay forever in my ...

Takayama

A travel blog entry by lisakresky on Aug 01, 2014

54 photos

... The focus of the festival is these large floats which are pulled through the streets. They used to be carried but now it is too hard to find 40-80 people of the same height for each float, so they are pulled. The festival began about 350 years ago as a simple village ceremony but has grown as there are often close to 300,000 that come for each festival today. The Yatai (floats) are decorated with carvings and detailed metalwork. As time passed, the ...

Travel in Japan - Fast and Efficient

A travel blog entry by lisakresky on Jul 31, 2014

39 photos

... then we took a regular train from Nagoya to Takayama for 2.5 hours. The second train was about 40 minutes late arriving into Takayama, very rare in Japan. In Takayama we are staying at a ryokan again which is basically a Japanese guesthouse. The onsens at this place are public, although male and female are separate, and definitely not as nice as in Hakone. Takayama has a population around 60000 and has been called a "little Kyoto" as there are many temples and ...

Eco Buildings

A travel blog entry by wwoofers on Jul 21, 2014

4 comments, 46 photos

... for me at least totally enjoyable and a learning experience to boot. There are a ton of pictures to go with as well as a few of Nanako's beautiful flower garden and idyllic potting shed. The garden itself is situated along a busy roadway and open for anyone to stop and smell the roses, literally. Feel free to comment on this post and I'll answer any questions I can for those who want to know more about the building! ...

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