Spa Hotel Alpina Hidatakayama
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We've booked our seats on Shinkansen to Nagoya, then transfer on the local train to Takayama. The local train ride is very scenic. Most people that are travelling to Takayama will proceed to Shirakawa-go which is another 50 mins on the bus. We are only there for one night so we decided to stay in Takayama instead
... though many have been redeveloped into shops selling handcrafts and souvenirs. We visit a couple of houses that belonged to various prominent families but there is not too much to see, just room after room with tatami mats and rice paper screens. Next we visit the museum housing the permanent floats that are used each in the annual autumn festival. They were quite beautiful and each with its own particular story. Many of the shops are small sake breweries. ...
... not far from our ryokan. There is also a jazz bar close by as well, so we figure we’ll get the wash on, listen to a little jazz and dash out to change the clothes into the dryer. The machines at the laundromat are both washer and dryers and the cycle lasts 2 hours – perfect. We’ll be back in 2 hours.
The jazz bar is possibly one of the smallest bars we’ve ever been into and most space is taken up with, literally, hundreds of ...
... away and i could have been anywhere. In this ryokan i can ONLY be in Japan. I seriously cannot recommend this place enough, if you EVER come to Japan, come here.
So my excursion today was to the Shin Hotaka Ropeway, deep in the Japanese Alps. I took a quick stroll through the morning market in Takayama before jumping on the bus for another 2 hour journey! The countryside up here is truly something else. Properly ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Basic business hotel, it's new and very clean, not very far from the train station. The onsen facility is complementary which is great. We hired the bikes from next door and rode around the town which was great.
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