Archives for February 2013

450 year old Cherry Blossom Trees | Scenic Miboro Dam Takayama

Scenic view artificial  lake of  Miboro Dam The bus tour took us along the scenic reaches of the  Shokawa River, including a stop to see two 450 year old Cherry Blossom trees. Amazingly  both  Cherry blossom trees survived after  removal from the grounds of two ancient temples, Shorenji and Korinji temples.They have survived and flourished. […]

‘Sugidama’ Sake Breweries |Traditional shops – Takayama Japan

Traditional Sake Breweries We walked through the Sanno-machi streets of the traditional area and were able to investigate the shops more thoroughly which proved  pretty interesting. There are quite a few Sake breweries in the area, many of them  established since 1692. Each brewery uses a different  rice variety and has a unique traditional sake […]

Hida Hotel Plaza | Farmers Market – Takayama Japan

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 […]

Two headed monster-Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine-Takayama-Gifu Province

Torii gate – old Takayama town Walking down the  street in old Takayama town, we passed through the Torii (gate) Hie-jinja, up a few flights of steps to reach the  entrance gate to the Shinto Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine at the top of the hill. The shrine sits against a background of dark green forest trees. […]

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