Honjin Hiranoya Annex
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- Minbar in room
- Shuttle bus service
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Refrigerator in room
- Room service
- Banquet room
TripAdvisor Reviews Honjin Hiranoya Annex Takayama
Travel Blogs from Takayama
... and do the one thing that made us book this (not very cheap hotel): take a bath at the roof. We took a private onsen on the 13th floor and we had a beautiful view over Takayama. The water there was very hot (around 42°C) so we did not stay for a very long time. Also there was a fence for security so that one could not simply jump, so the view was restricted. Still a very nice experience! After the bath we went to the hotel and watched a little bit of japanese ...
I met Koji, whilst having dinner in a restaurant. We decided to do a road trip to Kamikochi and the sightseeing spots around the highlands.
Had an amazing day,the weather was playing along and travelling in a car for a change felt just like heaven :)
We finished the day off, by soaking in an outdoor hot spring. What more can you want!?! :)
... 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 ...
... At the end of the high street was a residential street that works it's way up a large cliff to a shrine and park at the top. We decided to have a little look. The houses on the street were traditionally Japanese and interesting to look at. It was quite a bit steeper than we expected but luckily, in Japan everywhere (even on an off the beaten track residential street like this) there are vending machine, so we were able to pick up some more water as we had ...
... shops and homes, intersected by the Miya-gawa and it's beautiful blossoms set the scene for our next 2 days. Many of the shops here were sake breweries where free samples were readily handed out! Nice! Obviously the pure, crisp mountain water was a blessing for all the craft sake makers here. And obviously we picked up a couple bottles, one which I intended to carry for the better parts ...