Travel Blogs from Gujo
... Bobo, monkey babies which for some reason are important to the local people. He may have told us why but clearly we didn’t understand.
Shirakawa-go is a World Heritage listed small village nestled in a valley and completely surrounded by mountains. We stop at the top of the valley for a photo opportunity and then proceed down into the town. The unique feature of this village is its houses. They are made from wood and have very steep ...
... with an aperitif of apple wine, and then there are all sorts of appetisers ranging from pickled vegetables, sushi, sashimi and bright green beans (we think) on a stick. All housed under a triangular structure which is removed as we sit down. Next is soup, followed by sashimi and then a dried and salted whole fish on a stick. I didn’t eat too much of the fish but it looked amazing. Now for the main course which is Hida beef, for which the region is famous. ...
... away and i could have been anywhere. In this ryokan i can ONLY be in Japan. I seriously cannot recommend this place enough, if you EVER come to Japan, come here.
So my excursion today was to the Shin Hotaka Ropeway, deep in the Japanese Alps. I took a quick stroll through the morning market in Takayama before jumping on the bus for another 2 hour journey! The countryside up here is truly something else. Properly ...
We jumped on the bullet train in Tokyo the morning of Friday the 6th and I was quite excited for my ride on the "Shinkasen N700" ...within minutes I discovered that the bullet train is in fact too fast. I had to close the blinds on the car because I was about to chunder....soo the bullet train may get you there fast, but it is impossible to look out the window.....unless you are everyone else other than me. We transferred to a normal train ...
... and somehow made ourselves understood. I think they were a bit concerned we were ordering the twelve year old a coffee but it seemed easier than trying to order anything else. We also bought some beautiful hair clips from inlaid wood.
Still for all his happiness about the big apples he purchased, it was clear that no. 2 was not impressed with the current trip plans. He was tired of site seeing and thought the traditional ...
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