J-BOND Team arrived at Takayama old town early in the afternoon yesterday. They checked in a B&B hotel just near JR Takayama Station, and stayed there for only 1 night. This morning they checked out the hotel and changed hotel acommodation to Takayama Green Hotel, which are well reputated on the top ranking in Takayama old town by tourists feedback. I told the team earlier that they can definitely enjoy unbelieveably fantastic Japanese full-course dinner tonight.
The team woke up early this morning again, and took a local bus to "Kamikochi" in NAGANO prefecture, which is one of the most famous mountain-valley areas in Japan for natural sightseeing. Again, the logistic is not so simple & easy for the group, however, it is worthwhile trying to get there to see so beautiful scenery in mountain natures in very clean air. I will update you on my tomorrow's blog.
Back to Takayama old town, it is called in another way as a small Kyoto. Takayama sitll keeps well nice old & nolstagic places there and you can really enjoy such an atmosphere. The below is one of the photos that were taken by myself 20 year ago. I like this photo, because it shows to represent the image of Takayama old town, together with a middle-aged lady in the background of old-style Japanese houses. The old town still remains unchanged. You should plan to visit there, if you have not yet visited.