Hida Furukawa Speranza Hotel
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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 ...
... br> The people in the information office at the railway station did not disappoint and gave very clear directions to us to find where our bus from Takayama would depart.
With a bit of time to spare, we had coffee and pancakes at a McDonalds until it was time for us to go.
The bus driver was beautifully dressed, complete with hat, and his driving was excellent. Having been in some buses where a set of worry beads would not have ...
... realise how lucky we are to see Fuji as most of the year it is covered in cloud.
At 10am we arrive at Nagoya for our onward journey to Takayama. The journey takes us through mountainous valleys with steep gorges and jade green rivers cascading below and we can see there is snow on the mountains. The architecture in the valley towns is pretty boring though. We arrive at Takayama and check into our accommodation a traditional guest ...
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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