Sunday, February 25, 2007

Day 1 of Trip to Takayama

On Saturday morning we all set off early for a five hour trip to Takayama. Takayama is a city in the mountainous Hida region of Gifu Prefecture which has retained a traditional touch like few other Japanese cities, especially in its beautifully preserved old town. On the way there we had great views of a snow covered Mt Fuji and the Southern Japanese Alps. We visited the Hida Folk Village, an open air museum exhibiting over 30 typical farmhouses and other traditional buildings from the Hida region. Surprising they allowed dogs, so Jazz and Dixie could walk the paths with us checking out all the old Japanese houses.

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