Japan: Hida Takayama

I visited Takayama and Shirakawa for a weekend break from Osaka, I had such a fantastic time. There is too much to put in one post so I’ll break it into two…the Shirawaka part will come soon.

It’s a 5 hour bus ride to Hida Takayama (飛騨高山) from Umeda, we had 2 or 3 stops at service stations along the way though and I was able to sleep a little seeing I got up at 6am!



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I tried sake once or twice in the UK but never really liked it. It wasn’t until my wedding where we had to drink lots of sake I finally got a taste for it.

For Christmas this year my mother in law got us a huge Japanese food parcel, containing ramen, sweets, teas, beers and SAKE!

Hana-awaka ozeki sake is so pretty, it’s fizzy like champagne and tastes like very sweet pears.

I cant wait to buy some more to enjoy on a summery picnic.