Minshuku Shimotaya

3286-1 Ichinomiya-machi, Takayama, Gifu, Chubu, 509-3505, Japan | B&B
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Day 16 - Falling ice, and the best burger on Earth

A travel blog entry by apat


... br> These really were as bad as they sounded.

The freshly deadened squid, and the bowls of chawanmushi returned to the kitchen almost untouched. Veronica was brave enough to try the chawanmushi, and immediately regretted it. The rest of us learned from her mistake and left it alone.

With all the edible bits of dinner done, I must admit that it wasn't bad. The miso pork hot-pot was fantastic, and aside from the absence of hida ...

Day 15 - Onsen and Hida beef in Takayama

A travel blog entry by apat


... we'd want to afterwards, we went down to the bathhouse to have an onsen, or hot spring bath. This ryokan, unlike most, allows you to lock the doors to have a private bath, so for the first time I was able to take a bath with the girls, instead of having to go to separate male and female bathing areas.
The onsen was much like I remember them to be. Initially relaxing, but after about 5 minutes of soaking, simply too damn ...


A travel blog entry by markallen

Befitting the level of service in the Tokyo ticket office, the train journey itself was smooth, timely and offered excellent picturesque views. We travelled through a valley containing Japan's 3rd fastest river, often known as the Japanese Rhine for the similarity of its blue-green hue. I made a terrible decision with lunch; a bento box comprising some sort of rice balls wrapped in dripping sweet pastry and ...


A travel blog entry by 4tumbleweeds


... with a visit to the morning market along the river, which featured vendors under white canvas awnings selling all sorts of things, especially produce, which as it happens included the best apples anywhere. Elias really got interested in the river, which was home to ducks and some enormous carp, which somehow managed not to get swept over the many small waterfalls. Then more wandering through the old town, which included a ...

Here's to Hida

A travel blog entry by spiderwebbs


... with an aperitif of apple wine, and then there are all sorts of appetisers ranging from pickled vegetables, sushi, sashimi and bright green beans (we think) on a stick. All housed under a triangular structure which is removed as we sit down. Next is soup, followed by sashimi and then a dried and salted whole fish on a stick. I didn’t eat too much of the fish but it looked amazing. Now for the main course which is Hida beef, for which the region is famous. ...


This B&B, located on 3286-1 Ichinomiya-machi, Takayama, is near Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), Takayama Jinya, Nakasendo Walking Trail, and Hida Takayama Museum of Art.
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