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... quite cold by the end as we had to take our shoes off to tour the castle & the floors were very cold. Nia decided that another hot sweet fish was the answer so we bought another to take back for tea. Chilled to the bone it seemed like a good moment to experience the hot spring baths in the hotel. There are separate male and female baths. We read up on the dos and don'ts which were summarised by the leaflet as "do as the naked people do" so we did! It was very hot but ...
... was dedicated to frogs. Cherry blossom season is in full swing here. The castle is the main attraction - we went to see where it is as we plan to visit tomorrow and found a great crowd at the gate waiting for free entrance of the floodlight gardens and music programme starting at 6pm. We just followed the crowd and found ourselves in a refreshment tent buying festival cakes which were bean curd cakes. We ...
The train ride to Takayama was good. Plenty of nice scenery, especially when we climbed higher into the alps. Still lots of snow/ice on the ground. We arrive into Takayama around 3pm and made our way to the hotel, which was a 5 minute walk. The weather is really nice so we get straight back out and walk the streets till dark.
The old streets in Takayama are really cool, with some business dating back over 250 years, and still going strong. Mainly selling Sake and Soy ...
Sunday - 29 March
Today it is quite cold. We put on the radio to hear that Mike Baird and the Liberals had won in NSW, not that it was a surprise, but it was funny listening to all the pollies saying how well they had done, and how the others must be disappointed at their polling.
We ambled out to the bus station and paid for an on-off bus trip around Takayama. Not a good day today unfortunately, we got a ...
... was being served) so were given some instructions by our waitress. We are almost certain we ate the desert of ginger egg custard with the main course.
The rest of the afternoon was spent relaxing in the Onsen.
We made sure we were up and ready for our breakfast at 7.30am as our hosts could not express strongly enough how important it was that we were on time. Ushered into a private dining room with a low Japanese table ...