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... night's blog entry, when the lady knocks on our door (which has no lock, and is nothing more than paper and some timber). Announcing something loudly in Japanese she bursts in carrying fruit. Loads and loads of fruit on a giant tray. Veronica tried several different phrases to indicate that we didn't want the fruit, and eventually the message got through that we didn't want the desert, so she left us in peace.
Tomorrow we pack our bags and head ...
... We were invited in, and as always in a ryokan you feel like you're invading somebody's home, but that is part of the charm. The husband tried to take my suitcase off me and lift it, and I'm fairly certain it almost killed him. He exclaimed something in painful Japanese which I'm pretty sure contained a swear word, and noted the heaviness of my suitcase. I assured him I was right to carry it to my room, but that didn't stop ...
... meaty local culinary specialities.
We stayed in Takayama for two days. On the first, we just walked around the city (it is a city, but definitely feels more like a village), visiting some hillside cemeteries – often our favourite haunts in Japan (excuse the pun) as they offer an escape from crowds and unrestricted aerial views of the area. We tried the local speciality of Hida beef buns, which ...
... museum has great information on this. Traditional houses worth the visit too. In the afternoon I took the train to Hida Fukuyama. If you have time this town worth the visit for its white clay buildings and the 800 Carps swimming inside the canal by the ...
I took the early morning fast train to Nagoya then the local train to Takayama. By noon I arrived at the K's House Hostel. A lot smaller than the one in Kyoto but still good. I decided to head out to the Folk Village for a visit of the old traditional houses. These are homes which date back for 2 or more centuries back but still used to keep the tradition. Hida beef is one of the famouse beef in the region and it worth ...
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