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... 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.
... it was a delight to sit back and have confidence and be in comfort.
The bus stops every two hours for about 20 minutes and, even though he had no English, the bus driver showed us a little clock, moving the hands to the appropriate times for us to return to the bus.
We were amazed at the comfort stops we made. Like a big eating plaza with everything you could think of, including Starbucks at most of them.
The thing ...
... other hand ate his fill enough to politely say "goshiso-usama deshita" which means it was a real feast, which put the biggest of smiles on our hosts face.
Off to the Hida village to see old traditional Japanese houses and way of life. Although it was only ten minutes by bus we were amazed at how much snow there was - it was a few feet deep in places and some of the houses were cordoned off for safety. Their life seemed very tough.
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. ...
... 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 ...