Wafu Ryokan Gizan Annex Tenshotei

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

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... of Special Scenic Beauty". The next stop was at a shop where gold leaf decorated objects are produced. Gold is pounded and rolled until it is whisper thin. It is amazing to watch the artisan pick up this film, much thinner than a hair, (1/10,000 of a millimeter) with a chopstick and deftly place it on the block where she wishes to shape it. The tiniest breath will blow it away. It is then applied to any number of different ornaments, the resulting decorative arts being ...

Friday, May 22nd

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 22, 2015

1 comment, 5 photos

... moved. Their dance was apparently one of the oldest traditional folk dances still remembered and performed. Although I chose not to ascend the ladder to upper levels because of bare feet, I understand that on the upper stories they traditionally kept silk worms. One would think it would be a smoky atmosphere for the busy little worms, but apparently they kept working through the smoke. Behind the house was a large koi pond, and upon asking, ...

A day in Takayama May 21

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 21, 2015

2 comments, 3 photos

... 40 men to pull it. These days it has become impossible to find 40 men of the same height with sufficient strength to pull it, and it has been permanently retired to the Exhibition Hall. Other floats are still in use, but having wheels may require only 12 to 20 men to pull them. All are elaborately hand decorated, some with embroidered walls, some with precious metals, and all with detailed carving, lacquering and decorative metal work. Four of the floats have ...

From Tokyo to Takayama

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on May 20, 2015

1 comment, 5 photos

... and is a national heritage site, dating to the late 1500s. Again, on these grounds we saw a beautiful bride, but this time in a kimono. She looked like a professional model in her regal outfit. The Castle has little in common structurally with its European namesakes, being much smaller, stark inside, but with the tiny slits in the walls for guns and having a very ingenious window system which completely closes over in times ...

Monkey business in the Alps

A travel blog entry by mattstanbridge on May 13, 2015

1 comment, 111 photos

... by the hospitality he had received whilst in Japan so was considering maybe not going home just yet and volunteering around Japan for another couple of months, another one bitten by the Japan bug! I spent a couple of days doing the tourist thing around Nagano including Zenkoji temple which was more busy than usual as the temple was displaying the first Buddhist statue to be brought into Japan which only happens every 6 years, I also stumbled on a memorial service ...