Ryokan Okino

Address: 248 Okuhida Onsengo Imami, Takayama, Gifu, Chubu, 506-1425, Japan | Ryokan
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This ryokan is located on 248 Okuhida Onsengo Imami, Takayama.
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Travel Blogs from Takayama

Saturday - Kanazawa to Kyoto

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 23, 2015

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... cooked on the sizzling stone brought to the table. At 2 p.m. we boarded the Thunderbird train for Kyoto. The train is similar to the Bullet Train, but the route is different. Our journey was slightly over 2 hours, through many small towns and rice paddies set against a lovely mountainous background. Nearing Kyoto, we passed Japan's largest lake, Lake Biwa, big enough that at first we thought we might be seeing the ocean. Actually Kyoto is more or less mid way between the east and ...

Friday, May 22nd

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 22, 2015

1 comment, 5 photos

... hotel was a short hop from there and we arrived at the wonderful hour of 4 p.m., allowing time to do nothing if one so chose. This down time becomes quite important on tours. We know full well that we want to see as much as possible, but we still need the odd break from that hectic pace. This was made more perfect by the fact that this beautiful hotel is right in the middle of the bustling city and a short walk provides a delightful view of ...

A day in Takayama May 21

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 21, 2015

2 comments, 3 photos

... we have never seen anyone just loitering, sitting or otherwise appearing to be destitute. There must be some people with mental illness or addition problems, but they are well hidden. As the afternoon wore on, we browsed through a couple of shops featuring beautifiul woodworking and one with delicate papercut art, both specialties of the area. Two other stops, one at a museum that is a preserved military housing/court complex dating to early 1600s. Here we learned that ...

From Tokyo to Takayama

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 20, 2015

1 comment, 5 photos

... the gateway to the Japanese alps. The houses and yards were delicate and Japanese, just like calendar photographs. But I was surprised at how common it is to have a private rice paddy. As we would have a side yard of lawn, frequently we saw side plots of newly planted rice. I have been told that a family will normally consume the contents of three paddies in a year. If they cultivate more than that, the excess can be ...

Monkey business in the Alps

A travel blog entry by mattstanbridge on May 13, 2015

1 comment, 111 photos

... was goodbye Matsumoto to head for Takayama further West, I managed to get a half price bus ticket as I was a holder of my current JRE rail pass so it was to be quite a spectacular sight riding the bus to Takayama through the winding mountain roads, arrival at Takayama initially didn't feel great, very very touristy, I know I'm a tourist too but it just felt a bit too much as the next bus loads or train passengers where deposited into the already overcrowded old town ...