Okada Ryokan Warakutei

505 Hirayu Okuhidaonsengo, Takayama, Gifu, Chubu, 506-1433, Japan | Ryokan
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Travel Blogs from Takayama

Castles and Crafts

A travel blog entry by picfisjapan14

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... we walked to the front of the castle. It looked like a shrine/temple, but not in the bright colours. Matsumoto Castle is the oldest and most fully intact castle in Japan. We took off our shoes at the front, and had to carry them in plastic bags. We then walked up steps that were very high - from 30cm to 40cm high - taller than a ruler. Inside the castle there were samurai suits, guns, bullets, pictures of them fighting a long time ago and steps.

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Riding, riding, riding...

A travel blog entry by picfisjapan14

5

... you going there?" - like we were heading off to some backwater, deadbeat area...kind of got us worried. But, the train trip alleviated some of that worry, as it really was beautiful. Take away the thousands of signs in Japanese, and the odd temple or two, and it could easily have passed for somewhere in Europe with the mountains covered in pine trees and a river running along the train line..
Arrived in Matsumoto (which we initially thought would be a tiny town, ...

Inland

A travel blog entry by alister.bland

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... the forest"
The Japanese have a love affair with the "cube" car. They would be the most popular form of transport ( after the bicycle of course). Every manufacturer has one. Also there are lots of small trucks - you know the kind with small wheels. I guess its all to do with space. To date though I have not seen any traffic jams or real congestion on the roads. Apart from places like Tokyo it would be a breeze to drive ...

Takayama

A travel blog entry by cecilycannon

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After a warm ryokan farewell we visited the fabulous Matsumoto Castle amid glorious cherry blossoms. A visit to the Daio Wasabi Farm (where we had wasabi ice-cream!) was next,then our journey took us through beautiful snow-covered mountains via dozens of amazing tunnels to the lovely town of Takayama. A night in the luxurious Associa Hotel and a meal with the Atkins Family were a real ...

Takayama

A travel blog entry by kathy9669

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Reached Takayama from Kyoto by train. The hotel we booked - Alpina Spa hotel is just about 500m from the train station. An easy walk away. It was clear from this short walk that Takayama will be all about food. There were restaurants everywhere. And all offering the local Hida beef in one form or another. And rightly so they should! It is just as good as the Kobe but much less advertised internationally. A local secret that is meant to be kept! I have always been curious ...

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