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... br> 5th
Had to happen sooner or later. The rain has been falling since early this morning, and doesnt look like it will stop any time soon. After the free hotel breakfast we grab our umbrellas and head out. Still managed to see a lot, and the town is very crowded with tourists. We spend quite a bit of time inside the historic little shops sampling all types of food and pickles, miso soup, rice crackers etc. In fact we skip lunch as we eat so many samples.
... rain too, which made it a little dismal.
Takayama is a far cry from Tokyo, quite small and low key, it has quite a few old merchant shops around. Takayama was once an enclave of skilled carpenters used by the emperors to build palaces and temples in Kyoto and Nara, The old streets are made of dark wooden houses, with lots of craft shops, as well as cafes and sake breweries.
We then took a trip to the Sakurayama Hachiman-gu which ...
... other hand ate his fill enough to politely say "goshiso-usama deshita" which means it was a real feast, which put the biggest of smiles on our hosts face.
Off to the Hida village to see old traditional Japanese houses and way of life. Although it was only ten minutes by bus we were amazed at how much snow there was - it was a few feet deep in places and some of the houses were cordoned off for safety. Their life seemed very tough.
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. ...
This morning we had a traditional japanese breakfast in the guest house.this comprised a variety of small portions of salad,fish,rice,miso soup,egg and bacon served with green tea. It was a feast. More tasty titbits were had as we visited the morning market where local delicacies can be sampled:pickled radish,ginger,wasabi,dried blueberries and soya tea. We took the opportunity to buy a fridge magnet and paper lantern! ...
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