Hida Hotel Plaza | Farmers Market – Takayama Japan

Red and gold decor and tatami mats, Hida Hotel Plaza,Takyama

Red and gold decor and tatami mats, Hida Hotel Plaza

A delightful stay at the Hida Hotel Plaza

Back to the hotel plaza. I loved our room in this hotel, Hida Hotel Plaza – spacious rooms decorated in  traditional Japanese style in colors of red and gold. A very large en-suite  with shower, separate dressing room, prayer niche, comfy beds with gold covers and black and red bed-heads. A delightful red table and low chairs plus a tea service. The Hotel Plaza  provided a garment like a samurai robe for guests, which I couldn’t help but wear (very comfortable).

Takayama-Hida Hotel Plaza - comfy beds-decor in gold, black and red

Takayama-Hida Hotel Plaza – comfy beds-decor in gold, black and red

Helpful staff at Hida Hotel Plaza

Fortunately when I ventured downstairs to look around, I found other like-minded guests wearing their outfits as well. That was good!  Exploring the Hida hotel plaza, discovered a delightful Japanese garden with gold-fish, a great souvenir shop; found a sweet little Japanese doll for my granddaughter, wonderful pencil sketches of the traditional houses in Takayama, and rice paper note pads with quaint nature designs. The staff  so charming and helpful with my limited knowledge of the Japanese language. There is also a spa on the roof with a fabulous mountain view.

En-suite - Hida Hotel Plaza,great hotel in Takayama, Gifu Province

En-suite – Hida Hotel Plaza,great hotel in Takayama, Gifu Province

Later, downstairs in the hotel plaza I inquired at the desk about getting my camera stick downloaded and put on a disc. Obligingly they sent that off straight away and I had the disc back the following morning. Service, and with a smile. We so enjoyed sitting on the low chairs in our special garments, at the red table pouring and sipping sweet berry tea from the Japanese tea service. It made us feel very traditional.

Takayama- exploring Farmers market along Myia  river

Takayama- exploring Farmers market along Myia river

Farmers market on the River bank woodcraft Takayama- Gifu Province

Farmers market on the River bank woodcraft Takayama- Gifu Province

The Farmers Market along the riverbank

Next day,a fine sunny morning, but chilly. Every morning a farmers market is held along the river bank of the Miya River.  Local farmers or farmers wives and craftsmen sell everything from vegetables and pickles to carvings and clothes at this market. Oh dear! more spending, but so much fun.

I was in need of a shopping bag to carry my purchases and found a very attractive design embroidered with Japanese dolls, then  discovered beautifully carved wooden puzzle boxes  for pressies;  freshly picked red apples, juicy and sweet, for a snack. All good quality items and cheap.

Farmers Market- Red and Black faceless -Sarubobo Dolls-Takayama

Top shelf-Traditional Sarubobo Dolls-made from straw in red and black cloth with no face.

Traditional Saruboba Dolls – Farmers Market

The Saruboba dolls, a traditional doll to the Hida Takayama region, very interesting, certainly very different. Traditional Sarubobo Dolls  made from straw in red and black cloth with no facial features. The Saruboba doll is  traditional passed down for centuries; made  by grandmothers  for their little granddaughters, or for their daughters to  bring good luck for a good marriage. At the farmers market I decided on one of the smaller sizes in the traditional Saruboba dolls  for a souvenir, as well as attractive stationery featuring the Saruboba doll.

Interesting architecture-traditionalbuildings. Takayama Gifu Province

Interesting architecture-traditionalbuildings. Takayama Gifu Province

Walking through the streets I admired  this  Japanese house. I don’t know if it was an official premise or a private home; I  really like the architectural style. Finding Takayama a delightful city, the Hida Hotel Plaza with its traditional Japanese suite; the traditional houses and building in the old town, so interesting.

Now, some free time to explore the Sanno-machi district and see more of the traditional homes,shops and sake breweries from the Edo period.


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  1. Thanks for sharing your info. I truly appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for your further write ups thanks once
    again.

  2. I want to go to Japan so badly. This look like it would be an awesome place to vacation in.

  3. Thanks for giving such a wonderful article for hotel.I will defiantly go for that type of hotel in my holiday.I am agree with you.I really like it.Keep it up!!

  4. Awesome place to spend my vacation! If I would only be given enough time for a vacation I wouldn’t definitely resist to go to HIda Hotel Plaza. The japanese design in this hotel is definitely a must see. Though I found a semblance of this hotel in the Philippines in terms of friendly staff. You can visit it here: http://www.guijosuitesmakati.com

    • Hi James,Spending time in traditional Japanese rooms at the Hida Hotel was a delightful part of our trip through Japan. The Guijo Suites in Makati, Philippines, look very modern and comfortable. Thanks for your comment. Lyn

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