Shiratori Kogen Hotel
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... popular foods here seem to be rice snacks of various types and ice cream.
We also visit the headquarters of the local feudal government back in the days of the shogun, the Takayama Jinya. This is the only building of its type that has survived in Japan. This was really interesting with again lots of Tatami mat covered rooms, but each room had a different function and a story to tell. There were photos and other artefacts from the era.
... at the ryokan in Yudanaka; shoes off, slippers, tea and yukatas. We book the private onsen for 6.00 and set off for a wander around the town. This is a much more traditional style town and being that bit more remote has been spared the ravages of fire, bombs and earthquakes, so the buildings are original. More about the buildings tomorrow.
Back at the ryokan we prepare for our onsen. This time the bath is located in a more traditional steam room ...
... br> Anyway we finally got to the Ropeway. Unfortunately since i left Takayama 2 hours earlier it had been raining consistently. The cloud was pretty much at ground level and looked great wreathed through the trees but drastically reduced viewing distances. When i finally got to the top of the Ropeway you couldn't see more than 100m before it was just a wall of grey, which was a shame but not unexpected in a mountainous region. Still, the ...
... of the Japanese Alps. After several hours of exploring the temples we got changed and had dinner at a place where I got Hida Beef, a local speciality where you get a plate of thinly sliced beef and you cook it on a grill at your table. Jackie got a plate of assorted sashimi....for two people. She made fun of me throughout the entire meal because since I stopped working I have put on some weight.....so I retaliated by ordering another ...
... woman who attended us explained each step We folded, pasted, and sewed for just under an hour, emerging with our happy creations. A little more involved, he agreed to go see the Edo buildings. Once inside, he used his change to buy some bread for us all to feed the koi. We had a go with traditional wooden toys including stilts. Both boys made rice crackers in a kiln. The small flat discs puff up, need to be flattened and then toasted They ...
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