- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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We woke up rather late and had to rush down to breakfast. Getting out of bed when it's in the floor is tricky! We decided to go to the modern art gallery as the weather forecast was improving as the day progressed. The gallery was a fabulous space - the first thing to greet you was the incredible dotty flowers by Yayoi Kusama who is now world famous but was born in Matsumoto. Her exhibits were extraordinary all dotty. We loved the huge pumpkin room & mirrored rooms. We went ...
Leaving Tokyo was a bit stressful to say the least. We had 2 bags to forward to 2 future hotels on our itinerary. Japan has a very efficient & cheap luggage forwarding system we're told (it remains to be seen whether we will ever see our bags again)! As most of our journeys are now either by train bus or FOOT across the mountains we need to lighten our load considerably. We managed to cram everything into our ...
The train ride to Takayama was good. Plenty of nice scenery, especially when we climbed higher into the alps. Still lots of snow/ice on the ground. We arrive into Takayama around 3pm and made our way to the hotel, which was a 5 minute walk. The weather is really nice so we get straight back out and walk the streets till dark.
The old streets in Takayama are really cool, with some business dating back over 250 years, and still going strong. Mainly selling Sake and Soy ...
... looked after.
Also on display, was a 'shishigashir" (lion's mask). Apparently the Japanese of the time had never seen a real lion, although they considered it the king of the beasts. The lion mask was considered to have magical powers and they adopted a lion dance to exorcise evil and to pray for a good harvest. I also took a picture of the lion costumes worn by men during the festivals.
I took a picture of one of the ...
... realise how lucky we are to see Fuji as most of the year it is covered in cloud.
At 10am we arrive at Nagoya for our onward journey to Takayama. The journey takes us through mountainous valleys with steep gorges and jade green rivers cascading below and we can see there is snow on the mountains. The architecture in the valley towns is pretty boring though. We arrive at Takayama and check into our accommodation a traditional guest ...