January 18, 2010

Nakao Igloo Festival

Nakao Igloo Festival

Date: February 1st - 14th
Time: 20:00 - 21:30

An igloo with a hearth, an igloo bar, and many other styles and sizes of igloos.

There's a special bus time table during this festival
From Hirayu Bust Terminal 19:00 19:48 20:32 21:20
Arrives at Nakao 19:43 20:31 21:15 22:03

From Nakao 19:12 19:56 20:44 21:28
Arrives at Hirayu Bus T. 19:47 20:31 21:19 22:03

From Takayama Sta. to Hirayu Bus Terminal's Bus Time Table is as below;

1st, 6th, 10th, and 13th (Lion Dance Performance)
besides those dates listed above; there's going to be a mochi (Japanese rice cake) pounding ceremony.

January 9, 2010

Why don't you go sking or snowboarding?

Mont Deus ski resort

★Access: Suttle bus from Takayama bus center(30 minutes)★

1 day lift ticket included in bus ticket: 2500yen(week day)

1 day lift ticket included in bus ticket: 3500yen(weekend and holiday)

★Rental ski and snowboarding equipments★

★sled course for kids★

★ Snowmobile★(1000yen/30 minutes)

★Information of Ski resorts in Takayama  → http://www.hidanet.ne.jp/ski/info/

January 6, 2010

Visit Sake Breweries!!

Do you like Japanese Sake??

Takayama’s local sake has been brewed since around the middle of the Edo period (about 300 years ago).
Truly blessed with perfect conditions for brewing sake - the mountains’ pure water, Hida-grown rice, and the climate - this local sake has excellent flavor and body.

There are 8 breweries in the city, each selling its own unique varieties.

Eight sake breweries open their brewing facilities, which are not open to visitors at other times, for a period of one week in turn.

Date: 18th January -- 28th February
Sake Breweries in the city(Please ask the reception for the detail)

After the guided tour of the brewery, sake is offered to visitors for sampling. In addition, a commemorative golden sake cup made specially in Hida Takayama is presented to each visitor.