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Honjin Hiranoya Annex, Takayama, Central Honshu, Japan

September 30, 2017 For sights in Takayama please see the previous post. The Honjin Hiranoya Annex an upscale ryokan (traditional Japanese hotel) is very Western friendly. The staff speaks good English, they take care of your car and they offer … Continue reading

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Kamikochi, Central Honshu, Japan

September 29, 2017 Kamikochi, tucked in the mountains between Takayama and Matsumoto, is a riverside onsen (spa) town with an emblematic view of the peaks towering over the Kappa bridge. While tourists flock to get photos from the Kappa bridge, … Continue reading

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Omachi Onsenkyo, Gateway to the Alpine Route, Central Honshu, Japan

September 26, 2017 The Alpine Route, a scenic high mountain pass excursion that involves nine transfers to get from Shinano Omachi station on one side to Tateyama on the other, is considered to be a highlight of the area, one … Continue reading

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Fujioto Ryokan, Tsumago, Japan

September 24, 2017 Lonely Planet recommends Fujioto as a good introduction to the ryokan experience, because they speak good English and make the experience quite accessible for foreign tourists. I would agree. Although, the experience is still very Japanese, their … Continue reading

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Seikoro Ryokan, Kyoto, Japan

September 14 – 17, 2017 Spending the night in a ryokan, a Japanese style hotel, and enjoying kaiseki cusine, a traditional mulit-course dinner, is a highlight on a visit to Japan. Kyoto offers some of the best ryokan experiences in … Continue reading

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