Orion Plaza Hotel

6-51 Hanasato-machi, Takayama, Gifu, Chubu, 506-0026, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Takayama

Goodbye Tokyo... I shall love you forever

A travel blog entry by inesoca on Aug 03, 2014

1 comment, 5 photos

So we left. We are now in Takayama, a small mini Kyoto in the Japanese Alps. Tokyo is an amazing place. For example I discovered today that the Yamanote line, the train line we were taking everyday, is the busiest train line in the world. Every day it transport about 4(!) million people in 29 stations only. There are a lot of things we ...

Takayama

A travel blog entry by lisakresky on Aug 01, 2014

54 photos

We had a choice of Japanese or Western for breakfast. I went for the latter and was thankful for it as I just can't do rice for three meals a day. After breakfast we headed to the Morning Market. The market is located along the Miyagawa River, with many different vendors selling anything from fruit and vegetables to flowers. There was one man making some interesting sculptures and pictures out of wire. Takayama is also known for their Sarabobo dolls. The ...

Travel in Japan - Fast and Efficient

A travel blog entry by lisakresky on Jul 31, 2014

39 photos

... to the train station we had the opportunity to watch some of the bullet trains whip through the station. They travel at a speed of 270 kilometres per hour. We have taken a few of these trains and you don't realize how fast you are going when you are on it. Nevertheless, watching it travel through the station you get an appreciation of the speed. They are also so quiet compared to the regular trains. Today we only got to take one bullet train from Odawara to Nagoya for an ...

Eco Buildings

A travel blog entry by wwoofers on Jul 21, 2014

4 comments, 46 photos

Here we go, short and sweet...in Gero aside from tending to the cattle and enjoying the antics of all the animals we spent quite a bit of time working on some construction. Using earth bag building techniques and under the strict observations of our hosts' teacher, we added on a few layers of the soon to be theater space for our host who was a professional puppeteer before taking on a farming career. It was hard ...

Takayama- A stroll around the old town

A travel blog entry by kayleyandy14 on Jul 20, 2014

14 photos

We both had quite a broken nights sleep, it was probably because it was two single beds pushed together rather than a double. It probably didn't help that we were in our room from 7pm. We got some bread and butter at the supermarket the day before so headed down to the kitchen to make ourselves some marmite on toast to start the day. We also got a couple teas from the vending machine which were so full of sugar we could barely finish them.
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Location

This hotel, located in the Hidatakayama Onsen area of Takayama, is near Takayama Jinya, Sanmachi Suji, Nakasendo Walking Trail, and Takayama Museum of Local History (Kyodokan).
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