Travel Blogs from Gujo
... 10 feet from the front door of the ryokan, the raindrops changed into massive drops of crushed ice. Half snow, half hail, we christened this phenomenon Snail, and it turned out to be a lot more fun than just a walk in the rain.
Normal snowflakes just fall to earth softly, and settle gently onto whatever they land on. Raindrops are generally only fairly small. The snail that was falling as we were walking around were large balls, probably around ...
... br> We must be strange, because some people can get in an onsen bath for 20 or 30 minutes without a problem, and call it the most relaxing thing in the world. Personally, after 5 minutes I've had enough, and after 10 minutes I'm starting to get a headache. Don't get me wrong, it's a great experience, and I really enjoy it, but i enjoy 5 to 10 minutes of it, not an hour.
After we were out of the bath, after a short wait ...
... and visited a nostalgia museum, which was surprisingly good.
Our second day in Takayama included a visit to Hida Folk village, which provided a faithful recreation of how a village in the Japan Alps would have traditionally functioned around 500 years ago. If I could sum up their way of life in two words, it would be "bloody freezing". After an Arctic couple of hours in the folk village, we decided to go and ...
Takayama is one of my favourite towns where with tons of tourists wondering around, it is still worth the visit. I started of by the Morning Market visit. Street full of vendors and merchants. Hida culture and way of living is huge in this region. Takayama art ...
... down we realized there was a stove in the middle but didn't really think anything of it. After ordering our chicken and noodles I discovered that we in fact had to cook our own food so after a few minutes they brought over a pan full of raw chicken and lettuce. It was a bit of a shock at first but not ones to back down from a challenge we started moving the raw chicken around so that it could cook. In the end it was actually pretty good but would have been better ...
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