Hirayukan

726 Hirayu, Okuhidaonsengo , Takayama, Gifu, Chubu, 506-1498 , 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

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... table agreeing that we'd made an excellent choice for lunch. On leaving we were bid a warm farewell from the staff of the restaurant, and the girls were all given a hamburger lollipop as a parting gift, which Charlotte and Angela later tell me was horrible, but Isabelle seemed to love it.

So pretty full, we ventured back out into the weather. At this point the crushed ice had stopped falling, and it had just turned back into old fashioned ...

Day 15 - Onsen and Hida beef in Takayama

A travel blog entry by apat

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... prawns all came to me, which was wonderful. As with any traditional Japanese meal, there are a few curiosities. For example it was Charlotte who was the first one of us to question why, among our salad, there proudly sat a yellow wet-the-bed flower? Why was there a deliberately battered and fried leaf among the tempura? And why the hell does locally brewed Hida sake taste so much like cough syrup?

I had other questions ...

Takayama

A travel blog entry by markallen

... and each of them are divided into a ladies’ and a men’s area. The etiquette is that you are wash yourself in a small shower before entering the pool, and then bathe in each of the pools, possibly rinsing / cleaning in between (as far as I understood). The onsens were great, and very relaxing – they felt like an insight into local life, especially when a barrage of pensioners came to join us in the ...

Takayama Arrival

A travel blog entry by canadiansmiley

I took the early morning fast train to Nagoya then the local train to Takayama. By noon I arrived at the K's House Hostel. A lot smaller than the one in Kyoto but still good. I decided to head out to the Folk Village for a visit of the old traditional houses. These are homes which date back for 2 or more centuries back but still used to keep the tradition. Hida beef is one of the famouse beef in the region and it worth ...

Takayama

A travel blog entry by 4tumbleweeds

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... Japanese bullet train. I have been on the French TGV before and the Shinkansen is similar – quiet, smooth, and extremely fast. The Shinkansen has also been operating since 1964, making it older than any of us. (How about it, Amtrak?) From the Shinkansen we switched to a local train in Nagoya, which wound through some beautiful mountain scenery along a river and carried us to Takayama.

Takayama is notable for ...

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This ryokan is located in the Okuhida Onsen area of Takayama.
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