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The train ride to Takayama was good. Plenty of nice scenery, especially when we climbed higher into the alps. Still lots of snow/ice on the ground. We arrive into Takayama around 3pm and made our way to the hotel, which was a 5 minute walk. The weather is really nice so we get straight back out and walk the streets till dark.
The old streets in Takayama are really cool, with some business dating back over 250 years, and still going strong. Mainly selling Sake and Soy ...
Sunday - 29 March
Today it is quite cold. We put on the radio to hear that Mike Baird and the Liberals had won in NSW, not that it was a surprise, but it was funny listening to all the pollies saying how well they had done, and how the others must be disappointed at their polling.
We ambled out to the bus station and paid for an on-off bus trip around Takayama. Not a good day today unfortunately, we got a ...
... with private hot spring baths - called Onsens in Japanese. The elderly couple that greet us speak no English but are so welcoming we immediately feel at ease. There are many rituals we begin to learn when staying in a Ryokan; firstly to remove ones shoes in the entrance hall, the old girl then begins to clean the wheels of your luggage before her husband begins carrying into the main part of the house. Similarly, never wearing footwear in doors ...
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. ...
... of town which houses many temples and shrines. We had a special local green tea with soya foam in a tea room in an old traditional shop accessed via a sliding door that we would never have known existed but for our tour leader's local knowledge. To finish our sightseeing we went to the old government building from the 17th century that is the only one existing in japan now from that era which also has one of the ...