Ryokufuen Kiyoharu

4-215-1 Okamotomachi, Takayama, Gifu, Chubu, 506-0054 , 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


They say you shouldn't meet your hero's, because it's bound to end in disappointment. On the last trip we visited a hamburger restaurant in Takayama, called Center 4 Hamburgers. It was, without a doubt, the best burger I'd ever had. Risking tainting that memory, we decided to go back there today to see whether it really was as good as I remembered it, or whether it was going to ruin the memory forever.

But before I get to that, onto the events ...

Day 15 - Onsen and Hida beef in Takayama

A travel blog entry by apat


... I was the only one on the train that did, was that on many of the beaches there were rows and rows of what appeared to be concrete caltrops, which if I'm not mistaken are leftover anti tank and anti landing craft devices which would have been deployed along these very same beaches during world war 2 to slow down any invading hostile forces attempting to land. It would seem that these have been re-purposed on many of these same ...


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 ...

Jord pets a fishy

A travel blog entry by hreljacsinasia


... I decided to check out Sukyo Mahikari which is the world shrine for those seeking the Divine light. This religion talks about how people have become obsessed with material goods and have started caring more about themselves instead of the greater good for mankind so Jord and I found it a very humbling experience and gave us lots to thing about. Sadly we couldn't take pictures in the shrine because it was huge and absolutely beautiful! At the front they had ...


A travel blog entry by 4tumbleweeds


... one of the really old, enormous places – giant beams, paper walls, gardens in the interior courtyard, the works. From there we moved on to a Shinto shrine on the outskirts of town, where Olivia and Elias had a good time practicing the purification ceremony. They also left pencils at a scholastically oriented station (if you leave a pencil, your writing will improve).

Making our way back we passed through ...


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