Takayama Elegance

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

Takayama in the Japanese mountains/alps

A travel blog entry by swisschris on Jul 31, 2015

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The 2:30 hrs train ride from Nagoya to Takayama was very scenic. I really got a bit homesick on this train ride. Takayama is a small town close to the Japanes mountains also called Japanese Alps. The town has a beautiful old town and many lovely temples (with awesome picture opportunities). I did two day trips, one on top of a mountain with a cable car and another one ...

Takayama

A travel blog entry by stephpalmer on Jul 07, 2015

1 comment, 14 photos

... on triangular blocks whilst having huge stone tablets placed on their thighs. Nice. Dinner was the local speciality of Hida beef which is highly marbled and cooked at your table. Mine was served with shiitake mushrooms, miso soup, rice and vegetables I didn't recognise. Nice enough but I won't be hunting it out at home. All in all a great start to the Japanese adventure. I'm still constantly bemused but at least now I'm doing it in ...

Saturday - Kanazawa to Kyoto

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 23, 2015

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... cooked on the sizzling stone brought to the table. At 2 p.m. we boarded the Thunderbird train for Kyoto. The train is similar to the Bullet Train, but the route is different. Our journey was slightly over 2 hours, through many small towns and rice paddies set against a lovely mountainous background. Nearing Kyoto, we passed Japan's largest lake, Lake Biwa, big enough that at first we thought we might be seeing the ocean. Actually Kyoto is more or less mid way between the east and ...

Friday, May 22nd

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 22, 2015

1 comment, 5 photos

... were allowed a short stool to sit on, but then the food was below knee level. A small fish was served, intact, and a bit messy to manage with chop sticks but we all managed one way or another. Various Japanese condiments and the required rice bowl, of course. A miso topping was heated on a small brazier to be added the rice. More an experience than a delight, but not every meal will suit everyone. After lunch we were given an hour to walk ...

A day in Takayama May 21

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 21, 2015

2 comments, 3 photos

... we have never seen anyone just loitering, sitting or otherwise appearing to be destitute. There must be some people with mental illness or addition problems, but they are well hidden. As the afternoon wore on, we browsed through a couple of shops featuring beautifiul woodworking and one with delicate papercut art, both specialties of the area. Two other stops, one at a museum that is a preserved military housing/court complex dating to early 1600s. Here we learned that ...