Motoyu Magokuro

1005 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


... region, and is insanely salty, but fantastic with rice. I'm not sure if grilling it on a giant hoba leaf makes any difference, but it looks cool at the table.

With breakfast done, we were told by the lady that runs the place in very broken English that instead of Hida beef tonight, we'd be getting pork with our dinner. Fantastic. The good people of Sumiyoshi ryokan just lost their 5 star Tripadvisor rating in my pending review.

Day 15 - Onsen and Hida beef in Takayama

A travel blog entry by apat


... gave me great views out of the train doors, and the doorway sections of the carriage aren't heated like the seating areas, so I was cool.

The second leg of the journey, scenery wise, was quite forgettable. While the track largely followed the coastline, the beaches were largely just unattractive long stretches of dull rocks, grey sand and windblown swell.

One thing I did find very interesting, and I'm ...


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 ...


A travel blog entry by 4tumbleweeds


... wiped, and there was homework to do, so our big plans to visit the onsen – Japanese hot baths - had to be set aside.

The following day we had intended to get up and out early, but we were reluctant to leave – in retrospect we could have happily spent a week there - so we ended up spending the morning wandering again, followed by lunch and a 1:00 train for Kyoto.

Moral: Budget more time in fewer ...

Step back in time with lots of fun

A travel blog entry by nikitravel

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Where we ate:
When we were in Tokyo, our friends have told us that Takayama is renown for its Hida beef, apparently its even better than wagyu. We looked on the Internet and found Maruaki which is the local butcher shop that supplies Hida beef. In the evening, it is also a restaurant specialising on their famous beef. We shared a few items for yakiniku which was delicious and surprisingly it is so ...


This ryokan is located in the Okuhida Onsen area of Takayama.
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    TripAdvisor Reviews Motoyu Magokuro Takayama

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding