Irorinoyado Katsuraginosato

10 Fukuji, Okuhidaonsengo , Takayama, Gifu, Chubu, 506-1434 , 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


... was a let down as we expected. Veronica and I thought the flavours of tonight's meal was generally better than last night.

Last night our old lady hostess was very attentive, coming back many times to make sure we were content and had everything we needed. She also came back halfway through the meal to bring desert, which was 5 plates of delicious strawberries. Tonight this woman was simply missing. The ryokan had more people in it for the ...

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


... 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 ...

Furukawa with my new Japanese friend

A travel blog entry by hazel_81


... much but Adrian was doing pretty well at holding a conversation so I was impressed.

After a few rice cracker snacks Yumiko said she would drop me back at my hotel in Takayama via a supermarket visit where she picked up some groceries and I bought some banana's for breakfast.

I didn't have any plans for dinner that evening so Adrian offered to show me this cool underground burger joint in town which not many people appear to ...


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