Takayama Elegance

Address: 1734-1 Matsunoki-machi, Takayama, Gifu, Chubu, 506-0802, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Takayama

DAY 3 - NAGOYA -SHIRAKAWA -JINYA - MATSUMOTO

A travel blog entry by angelpenang on Dec 10, 2014

Shirakawa-Go Village is registered as a UNESCO world heritage site. Located in a mountainous region, there village with their Gassho-style houses subsisted on the cultivation of mulberry trees and the rearing of silkworms. There are about 110 ...

Wandering around Tokyo, and ROBOT RESTAURANT!

A travel blog entry by garthmci on Dec 07, 2014

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... was feeling crook. So instead we went over to Rapongi Hills and up the Mori tower to the roof at sunset. What a view!! Wish we'd been there a little bit earlier, and had a tripod to take a few more snaps, but happy with the ones I got :) Then to finish the night off, we headed down to Shinjuku to the Robot Restaurant! Truly crazy crazy experience. Hard to explain, so combination of burlesque, Mardi Gras and more LED lighting and animatronics than you could poke a stick at. Great ...

It snowed even more!!

A travel blog entry by garthmci on Dec 06, 2014

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... not much to see so wandered back to that same cafe as yesterday's breaky for a coffee and a defrost. Them popped next door for a tofu burger for lunch. This was our last morning in Takayama, and now heading back to Tokyo on the train via Nagoya. Have really enjoyed it here. Probably the most tourist friendly with all the signage and English menus etc, but somehow also the least touristy, with almost no shity tourist shops or ...

It snowed!

A travel blog entry by garthmci on Dec 05, 2014

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... on the different areas they were from, had different roves depending on the snow fall, different materials depending on what was available. Some had thatched, others had wooden shingles. All of them had open fires inside them, which seemed a bit risky as they were all timber buildings! Parts of the park were closed as there had been bear sightings in the last couple of ...

First day in Takayama

A travel blog entry by garthmci on Dec 04, 2014

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Arrived in Takayama from Kyoto, spotted snow in the trees on the train on the way here. And the temp when we got off the train matched! Glad we have plenty of warm clothes after hitting up Uni Qlo while we were still in Tokyo. Headed out into the old town and visited a couple of sake breweries. Bumped into a nice guy who took us one tour of one, and showed us how to write our names in Japanese and how to prepare a sake offering for a ...