Okada Ryokan Warakutei
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... miso, fish and raw egg. I don't feel like I missed much to be honest. In Takayama we visited a folk village with examples of all kinds of different traditional houses from the 17th and 18th centuries. The biggest thing that struck me was how smoky everywhere smelt. There are fires burning constantly and the wooden houses had absorbed the smell so much that you really couldn't escape it. It was fascinating to imagine how people lived in ...
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 ...
... s a good time to be wearing socks without holes and having slip-on shoes. Sometimes lockers are provided for shoes (with a key!), sometimes just a slot, and frequently one is given a plastic bag in which to carry them around. Inside and out, everything is pristine and free of litter, which is a bit surprising because garbage cans seem not to exist outside, and even inside, they tend to be very small. One wonders what people do with garbage. It has also occurred to ...
... sod?) So on return the guesthouse the owners good lady wife was cooking Okonomiyaki which is a thick savoury pancake I was invited to join and it was great, on enquiring on my next stop which I'd planned to be Nikko the owner suggested I may not get accommodation as there was a Yabusame ( horse archery) and samurai festival over the next two days, hmmm seems my last minute approach was to backfire again? He was right as I checked all the normal websites everywhere ...