How has this ryokan rated in the past?
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Smoking rooms available
- High-speed internet in room
- Hot tub
TripAdvisor Reviews Hidatei Hanaougi Takayama
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... two villages with very old traditional gassho-style houses. Gassho means "praying hands". The two villages where very cute but also very very touristic. I will notice that I really like rice fields (I you haven't already noticed that from pictures earlier this trip) and I felt in love with Japanese temples, houses and gardens. I hope I don't bore you with my pictues ...
... makes me very uncool to say so but I'm not a fan. I think if it were warm I'd like it but chewing cold rice is just not fun in my opinion. Let's hope that changes over the next 2 weeks or I've got a feeling meal times are going to be interesting. We're staying in a ryokan - a traditional Japanese guest house. It's the first time ever I've arrived at a hotel and needed an explanation of how things work. There are no shoes allowed and ...
... so no ocean views possible. Like the Bullet, the Thunderbird runs precisely on schedule, but allows 5 minutes per stop to the Bullet's 60 seconds. So we considered ourselves in training for the Bullet which I believe we will take in a couple of days. After an hour and a half down time (shower time) in our hotel, once again, a top hotel, in Kyoto, we were whisked off to a "banquet dinner" where we would have a real geisha (I really did not think they still existed, but they ...
... told, "yes" the fish are not just ornamental, but also provide lunch or dinner. This stop is typical of the kinds of things one can see while on tour that we would never find on our own, and even if we did, we wouldn't be aware that performances can be arranged. As Yumi says, these are "hidden treasures". A short bus ride later we disembarked for a group photograph at a "scenic spot". This would be understatement, the appropriate ...
... 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 ...