Takayama Green Hotel
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- Non-smoking rooms
- Smoking rooms available
- High-speed internet in room
- Breakfast Available
- Reduced mobility rooms
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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 ...
... the people, the sights and sounds of a modern bustling city, so similar to every other of its size and sophistication, yet so perfectly different for being completely Japanese. The young people's fashion provide a continual tableau of wonder. We chose a small "Japanese/Italian" restaurant again ... it seems if it's not Japanese, it's Italian ... not many other ethnic restaurants are represented. As we sat down a huge group of Japanese ...
... hierarchy could be defined in many ways. One is the border decoration on the tatami mats which adorned every inside room. Most decorative borders, of course, were laid in rooms for the top ranking officials, lesser borders such as a black trim were for less senior officials, ranging down to mats with no trim for nobodys, especially women. We saw the room where potential prisoners were brought to trial, and a few examples of enforcement tools were on display. No ...
... and is a national heritage site, dating to the late 1500s. Again, on these grounds we saw a beautiful bride, but this time in a kimono. She looked like a professional model in her regal outfit. The Castle has little in common structurally with its European namesakes, being much smaller, stark inside, but with the tiny slits in the walls for guns and having a very ingenious window system which completely closes over in times ...
... around the little city for an hour or so, we didn’t have any clue what to do. We were told there were buses, but we couldn’t find any. We were at least able to find a store open where we could buy some snacks and we found a quiet spot by the river to eat and wait for our train to come. Blerg. It was a long day.
That afternoon we continued to wander around Takayama and enjoy the small town atmosphere. The next day we would journey to ...