Honjin Hiranoya Annex

1-5 Honmachi, Takayama, Gifu, Chubu, 506-0011 , Japan | 2 star 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


... it. If it did, it was wasted because you couldn't taste it.

2 new dishes on tonight's menu was a bowl of raw, purple teeny tiny whole squids, no more than an inch long each, and a dish of chawanmushi, which is a hot savory gelatinous egg custard, which usually has stuff embedded in it. Tonight for our pleasure there was eel, some kind of mussel, and some strangely mummified vegetables sitting in it. I suspect they ceased being vegetables long ...

Day 15 - Onsen and Hida beef in Takayama

A travel blog entry by apat


... 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 ...


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


... one of the really old, enormous places – giant beams, paper walls, gardens in the interior courtyard, the works. From there we moved on to a Shinto shrine on the outskirts of town, where Olivia and Elias had a good time practicing the purification ceremony. They also left pencils at a scholastically oriented station (if you leave a pencil, your writing will improve).

Making our way back we passed through ...

Day 4 - Shinkansen here we com... wait a minute!

A travel blog entry by xensor


... is cunningly hidden in the design. It was built in 1593 and is still as solid as anything built today, not a creak to be heard from any of the floorboards. But oh my god was it terrifying to actually walk up and down the various floors...

It being an ancient Japanese castle, the first thing you have to do is remove you shoes and carry them around with you. Then you get to the first set of stone stairs which are huge. Each step is ...


This 2 star ryokan, located in the Hidatakayama Onsen area of Takayama, is near Takayama Jinya, Nakasendo Walking Trail, Takayama Museum of Local History (Kyodokan), and Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan).
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