こんにちは、みんなさん! Have you seen my vlog post featuring Hida Takayama? If not you can scroll down below to watch the video. But if you’ve seen it already then this is just the second part of our Takayama trip.
Before we head back to our hotel to check-out, K and I visited Takayama Jinya which is the most important Historical building in Hida.
It is a National Historic site that’s well preserved because it was still being used by the government until 1969. K said that the Tokugawa mark in front of the building is quite rare because it’s in the middle of the mountains and far from Edo(Tokyo).
It’s the biggest and oldest Japanese building I’ve been to and I must say, it reminds me a lot of the houses in Philippine provinces.
Maybe because almost all of the materials used to construct the building were all coming from the forest.
The hotel we used for this trip is Takayama Ouan which is walking distance from Takayama station and Takayama Jinya.
Takayama Ouan is a hybrid of a Japanese Ryokan and a Western building. They have tatami-floored rooms and Japanese style interior.
The best part of this hotel was the private open-air bath. Their onsen bath both public and private were on the top floor of the building. Which gives you a nice town and mountain view.
Here is my silhouette enjoying our private open-air bath while watching the sunrise over the mountains.
Takayama Ouan has buffet style breakfast (variation of Western and Japanese food) but K did not like it as much as I did. He said that most Japanese foods had a strong taste of sweet miso.
That’s all for our Takayama trip みんなさん! I hope you enjoyed this and are thinking of your next trip to Gifu prefecture.