May 18, 2012

Mt Norikura

The hiking season has just started in the Japanese Alps

Hiking aroud Norikura
Norikura mountains isn’t as crowded as Kamiko-chi and has some splendid mountain scenery,easy hiking trails.

A bus take you to a bus stop called Tatamidaira(2700m above the sea level).When you get off the bus .you can enjoy
alpine plants and hiking. Also you can see snow walls on the way to bus stop.Why don’t you do a day trip for Norikura.?
Also if you have a car,you can go to see some waterfalls from side of Matsumoto.

Mt Norikura from Takayama city.
Snow wall on the way to Norikura

Sanbon water fall(one of three waterfalls )
Taking a break while hiking

Access 2hours by Nohi bus Roud -trip 4400yen
Takayama- Hoonoki daira- Norikura(Tatamidaira)

May 6, 2012

Food Festival in Takayama.

Food Festival in Takayama.

Date : 19th May 2012 (Sat) 09:00am to 17:00pm
20th (Sun) 09:00 am to 16:00 pm

Place : Honmachi street
(about 5min walk from J-Hoppers Hida Takayama Guest House)

What you can eat?
Fish from river
Local sweets.
Taste Japanese sake made in Takayama.

Sushi from Toyama prefecture.

There will be 40 shops on the street!