Takayama Elegance

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

Into the Mountains of Takayama

A travel blog entry by brenton-alan on Apr 03, 2015

13 photos

... 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.

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Magnificent, majestic, snowy mountains

A travel blog entry by chrismcg on Mar 29, 2015

2 comments, 28 photos

... 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 ...

Calmer in Takayama

A travel blog entry by david142 on Mar 29, 2015

2 comments, 10 photos

... 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 ...

Takayama, a town in the heart of the Japanese alps

A travel blog entry by proffdude on Mar 24, 2015

23 photos

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. ...

Takayama day 2

A travel blog entry by kate.timaeus on Mar 18, 2015

47 photos

... stores in the country. A low level building with hundreds of sliding panel doors. For our evening meal we went to a Japanese bar-b-q restaurant where we ate the local Hida beef cooked at our table. It is similar to Kobe beef, it has a very marbled look and tastes divine. As we left it had started raining and it is set to last until tomorrow but we have another train journey down to the coastal region so not really a ...