Okada Ryokan Warakutei
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- Airport Transportation
- Shuttle bus service
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Multilingual staff
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Travel Blogs from Takayama
The 2:30 hrs train ride from Nagoya to Takayama was very scenic. I really got a bit homesick on this train ride. Takayama is a small town close to the Japanes mountains also called Japanese Alps. The town has a beautiful old town and many lovely temples (with awesome picture opportunities). I did two day trips, one on top of a mountain with a cable car and another one ...
... makes me very uncool to say so but I'm not a fan. I think if it were warm I'd like it but chewing cold rice is just not fun in my opinion. Let's hope that changes over the next 2 weeks or I've got a feeling meal times are going to be interesting. We're staying in a ryokan - a traditional Japanese guest house. It's the first time ever I've arrived at a hotel and needed an explanation of how things work. There are no shoes allowed and ...
I travelled to Matsumoto with an old friend from university. On the first day of the trip, we visited Matsumoto Castle and walked around the streets of Matsumoto, tasting some local foods including basashi, sanzokuyaki and sansei, local sake. On the next day, we drove along Venus Line, stopping at Utsukushigahara Highland and Mt Kirigamine.
... so on. It is somewhat like large markets in most cities, but bigger and with 100 times more species of fish and untold items which we could never name and mostly couldn't guess how to use ... dried herbs or seaweeds, for example. To my relief, most of the fish and shellfish were not alive, but I did see an iced crab try for one final limb stretch. This is not my kind of amusement, so we left the market and found a small restaurant for a Japanese style lunch of steak and prawn ...
... unless you wanted to spend £100+ per night ! As normal Japanese hospitality came to the rescue as the guesthouse owner had a friend in Nikko who had a guesthouse who he managed to call and fit me in. So although Takayama had felt a little bit too touristy for my liking again the people I met and the hospitality I was shown shone through, incidentally the day I left the weather had cleared again and it was clear blue skies as I caught the bus out of ...