Wafu Ryokan Gizan

Address: 522-1 Hitoegane, Okuhidaonsengo, Takayama, Gifu, Chubu, 506-1432 , Japan | Ryokan
 
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This ryokan is located in the Okuhida Onsen area of Takayama.
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    Travel Blogs from Takayama

    Saturday - Kanazawa to Kyoto

    A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 23, 2015

    4 photos

    ... trees which bloomed a month or so ago, there are wonderful rows of irises and many azaleas currently flowering. In some cases, the azalea bushes have been manicured on the style (but not the size) of bonsai trees. Like many parks, this is slightly raised and views of the surrounding city appear at regular intervals. The garden is noted for combining the six attributes of a perfect landscape garden: spaciousness, seclusion, artifice, antiquity and panoramas and is designated a ...

    Friday, May 22nd

    A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 22, 2015

    1 comment, 5 photos

    ... traditional open fire (this provides a rather smoky atmosphere which I'm sure the residents do not notice). The history of these houses was explained by the "national treasure" gentleman and translated by Yumi, our guide. Afterward, two ladies performed a traditional dance using the most unique wooden musical instrument comprised of more than 100 wooden slats that click together when the instrument is bent .. something like a squeeze box ...

    A day in Takayama May 21

    A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 21, 2015

    2 comments, 3 photos

    ... kind of museum where "floats" are on display between the spring festival and the autumn festival where they become part of a parade of floats, a tradition which started in the 17th century. These floats have little in common with North American parade floats, except that they do form a parade on the 4 days of the year they are used. These floats may weigh more than 2 tons, and are hand pulled by however many men are required. The heaviest one has no wheels ...

    From Tokyo to Takayama

    A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 20, 2015

    1 comment, 5 photos

    ... Tokyo is an experience in itself. One of the interesting districts is the "love hotel" district where many short stay hotels are located in close proximity to each other. Some are themed, and while catering to a wide range of clients, it was said that they do fill a niche with young people who often live in cramped quarters with several generations. But I digress. Matsumoto Castle is a 6 story wooden pagoda structure, set on ...

    Monkey business in the Alps

    A travel blog entry by mattstanbridge on May 13, 2015

    1 comment, 111 photos

    So armed with a new rail pass I left Tokyo and headed for the Japan Alps area, my new rail pass only allowed for 5 days travel within a 14 day period and as I wanted to make best use of it to head north it was to be a whistle stop tour or the Alps area, first stop was Nagano which once hosted the Winter Olympics but only sun on my visit if a slight drop in temperature, I'd booked at a hostel where there was a lad from Manchester working on a volunteer basis, he too ...