FUN-travel: Jubilant Japan in Bloom! – Takayama

April 6, 2018 by  

  • Takayama…

…with its picturesque mountain location…

…cold weather…

…top quality rice…

…& pure mountain water…

…produces some of the best-tasting sake in Japan.

  • This area has been famous…

…for its sake production…

…for over 400 years…

…with around 56 breweries at one time…

…during the Edo Period.

…for only 300 yen…

…about $3 US dollars…

…will you get an ochoko (ceramic sake cup)…

…and 12 different samplings from the fridge!

Cherry Blossoms bloom a bit later here because of the higher elevation & cooler temperatures.

  • Kokubunji-Temple…

…historic Hindu temple…

…with a Triple Pagoda…

…& Bell Tower Gates…

…said to have been moved from Takayama Castle…

…is the cornerstone of the pagoda…

…built over 1200 years ago.

  • Main temple building…

…is oldest structure in the city…

…constructed about 500 years ago…

…hailed as Hida’s greatest ancient temple.

FUN-fact – Almost every toilet in Japan is a Toto with a heated seat and bidet feature. Seriously! Even on the trains!

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