Garyu-onsen Himawari

5525 Ichinomiya-machi, Takayama, Gifu, Chubu, 509-3505, Japan | Ryokan
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Travel Blogs from Takayama

Day 16 - Falling ice, and the best burger on Earth

A travel blog entry by apat


... was a let down as we expected. Veronica and I thought the flavours of tonight's meal was generally better than last night.

Last night our old lady hostess was very attentive, coming back many times to make sure we were content and had everything we needed. She also came back halfway through the meal to bring desert, which was 5 plates of delicious strawberries. Tonight this woman was simply missing. The ryokan had more people in it for the ...

Day 15 - Onsen and Hida beef in Takayama

A travel blog entry by apat


... bedrooms. It would appear that each of these rooms could be let separately if required, but I'm guessing it is the slow season, so we've been given all of them to give us space, which is nice.

Almost immediately upon arriving in the room we were led through a traditional green tea welcome ceremony with genuine green tea and small wheat biscuits, both of which are just unimaginably awful. I politely sipped my tea, ...


A travel blog entry by markallen

... and visited a nostalgia museum, which was surprisingly good.

Our second day in Takayama included a visit to Hida Folk village, which provided a faithful recreation of how a village in the Japan Alps would have traditionally functioned around 500 years ago. If I could sum up their way of life in two words, it would be "bloody freezing". After an Arctic couple of hours in the folk village, we decided to go and ...


A travel blog entry by 4tumbleweeds


... inn, so our room was furnished with a low table and four folded futons lined up against one wall, which we unfurled for the night. After checking in we went out in search of some dinner, which we found after some wandering through narrow streets and alleyways. After dinner we crossed the river into the old town and meandered through ancient houses in the darkness before returning to our beds.

The following day ...

Day 4 - A Ryokan Stay

A travel blog entry by modernsamuraij

... for hot water I assumed that this part was done with cold water which was quite brisk! The reason I'm not too sure about doing this part right is near the end of my shower it seemed as though the water was warming up so who knows, maybe I screwed up. Anyways, after all this was done I got into this large wood and stone bath with hot water up to my neck. After a week of walking and lugging around my backpack this felt incredible! ...


This ryokan, located on 5525 Ichinomiya-machi, Takayama, is near Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), Takayama Jinya, Higashiyama Walking Course, and Hida Takayama Museum of Art.
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