March 21, 2011

Hida Live Dolls Festival

Hida Live Dolls Festival

Single women selected from all over Hida render service at a Shinto shrine,
attired in costumes of the Empress, consort, ministers, and court ladies.
The parade of Live Dolls, as it winds through the village, looks as if it were right out of a picture scroll of the Heian period. Rice cakes are scattered at the end of the festival.

Date & Place
2nd March 2011 (Sat)
Place: 13:00-14:00 Private Old Houses Area.
14:40 - 15:10 Hida Folk Village

3rd March 2011
10:00 to 16:00 Hida Ichino-miya Suimu
(10min from J-Hoppers by train)

March 18, 2011

Mixed onsen

Hi,there .I am Matsu form J-hoppers Hida Takayama.

Let me tell you about a mixed Onsen near Takayama.I was often asked by guests if there was mixed onsen around Takayama.To be honest with you,I hadn’t known anywhere by the time I went to the Okuhida Garden Hotel

I found the mixed Onsen that I can highly recommend to anybody.

Okuhida Garden Hotel↓

There is a train in front of the hotel.That is a landmark

Opening hours:12:00~21:00

Onsen price :500yen

How to Access :70 minutes from Takayama by bus. One way(1720yen)

It is quite expensive of transportation by bus but worth going .

March 9, 2011

Which would you prefer, Van Gogh or Sharaku??

The Art exhibition about Gogh and Sharaku

is being held in Hikaru Museum, Takayama

from February 26th to May 22th.

You can enjoy the art by Gogh, Monet, Corot,

and Ukiyoe by Hiroshige Utagawa,

Hokusai Katsushika and
Utamaro Kitagawa.

Ukiyoe had the biggest impact on their Arts.

★Interpretive tour:

Every Sunday and National holiday 14:00~

★Closed on Wednesday

We have some discount tickets,

so please ask us at the reception desk!!

Adult: 900yen⇒ 700yen

Child: 300yen⇒ 200yen