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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Yumoto Choza Takayama
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... two villages with very old traditional gassho-style houses. Gassho means "praying hands". The two villages where very cute but also very very touristic. I will notice that I really like rice fields (I you haven't already noticed that from pictures earlier this trip) and I felt in love with Japanese temples, houses and gardens. I hope I don't bore you with my pictues ...
... s and souvenirs from travellers around the world. I noticed a letter written by someone I used to work with several years ago!
Dinner was delish again as we went to the same restaurant as last night. It was such a good experience both times! Our hosts -Hiroshi and Naoko provide so many little complimentary extras with your meal. This time it was appetisers, chicken broth, melon and chocolates along with free tastings of any alcohol before you order. Naoko also poured us ...
... makes me very uncool to say so but I'm not a fan. I think if it were warm I'd like it but chewing cold rice is just not fun in my opinion. Let's hope that changes over the next 2 weeks or I've got a feeling meal times are going to be interesting. We're staying in a ryokan - a traditional Japanese guest house. It's the first time ever I've arrived at a hotel and needed an explanation of how things work. There are no shoes allowed and ...
I travelled to Matsumoto with an old friend from university. On the first day of the trip, we visited Matsumoto Castle and walked around the streets of Matsumoto, tasting some local foods including basashi, sanzokuyaki and sansei, local sake. On the next day, we drove along Venus Line, stopping at Utsukushigahara Highland and Mt Kirigamine.
... to a much lesser degree than in their hey-day) perform a couple of dances and answer questions from the group. Some of the questions were inane, making one wonder if some people read anything at all, but some brought out interesting details that I would never have thought to ask. Apparently the girls decide at age 15 if they wish to join a geisha house. If they are accepted, they train for 5 years at no salary. After 6 months apparently about 50% of the novitiates either do not ...