Gizan Tenshotei

Address: 200-100 Hitoegane Okuhidaonsengo, Takayama, Gifu, Chubu, 506-1432 , Japan | Ryokan
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This ryokan is located in the Okuhida Onsen area of Takayama.
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Travel Blogs from Takayama

Saturday - Kanazawa to Kyoto

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 23, 2015

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... babies. However, the highlight of the meal was shabu-shabu, a style of self cooking thinly sliced beef very briefly in a hot broth. Strangely, this meal was not served with rice, but after all of the main courses were finished, then a bowl of rice cooked in a broth with added vegetables (ie different than usual) was served with a bowl of miso soup. We'd never been served in this style before, but apparently it is a "banquet" style of dining in this region. Every day a new ...

Friday, May 22nd

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 22, 2015

1 comment, 5 photos

... traditional open fire (this provides a rather smoky atmosphere which I'm sure the residents do not notice). The history of these houses was explained by the "national treasure" gentleman and translated by Yumi, our guide. Afterward, two ladies performed a traditional dance using the most unique wooden musical instrument comprised of more than 100 wooden slats that click together when the instrument is bent .. something like a squeeze box ...

A day in Takayama May 21

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 21, 2015

2 comments, 3 photos

... the menu. Each of the other ladies had quite differently priced dinners, so a significant sorting out job was required. We got it worked out so 3 sums matched the total of the bill, but the waiter wasn't convinced that he could manage one person paying cash and 2 using credit cards. I have no idea how long we would have been there if Yumi had not interceded on our behalf showing how the math worked out. As they say, all's well that ends well, and it was truly a unique ...

From Tokyo to Takayama

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 20, 2015

1 comment, 5 photos

... But apparently it's usually cheaper to buy the rice than to try and grow it yourself. This hotel has 2 Japanese baths, so we were given complete instructions on the etiquette of the bath, information that I'm not sure either Rowland nor I are going to be needing. We'll see. We know everyone says they are wonderful ... not to be missed ... but it's hard to overcome inborn and long nurtured habits like avoiding rooms full of naked ...

Monkey business in the Alps

A travel blog entry by mattstanbridge on May 13, 2015

1 comment, 111 photos

... was the first time since arriving in Japan where I've thought it was silly busy, albeit with mostly foreign tourists) I headed out of main throngs for a wander and some quiet, I returned to the streets later and it was a bit better, I booked into a small guesthouse and headed for dinner that evening to a local Hida beef restaurant with three others from the guesthouse, another Japanese meal/ cooking lesson as there was a seemingly endless stream of dishes bought to ...