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Mentioned that the maple tour of Shenglong Road in November this year had to mention the transportation of several cities on the trip.

My habit is to book a flight ticket half a year in advance and have a preliminary understanding of where to go when booking a flight ticket. I have outlined the basic itinerary in my heart. In this way, it can be determined whether a round-trip flight or a gap flight is scheduled in the same city. Contrary to the Sakura Front, Japan's colored leaves pass "Hokkaido" from Hokkaido to Kyushu. So from October, when the autumn leaves of Hokkaido are seen, until the end of November and the beginning of December, Kyushu is seen, you can watch the autumn leaves for nearly 2 months, which is much easier than the cherry blossoms.

What is Thang Long Road? Thang Long Road is a tourist route connecting the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway from Nagoya Chubu International Airport, the largest city in central Japan, to the Noto area in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. This route runs through the north and south of central Japan at different altitudes, so you can just enjoy the beautiful red maple leaves in the central part from north to south.

8 days and 7 nights of maple leaves on Thang Long Road, my original intention was not to toss about the hotel too much, from the highest mountain farthest from Nagoya to Nagoya. In the middle, Ishikawa prefecture, Gifu line and Aichi prefecture have finalized plans for overnight stay in Takayama-Gero-Nagoya. The best time is mid to late November, but it is a week earlier than the Kansai autumn leaves. However, Japan began to broadcast the Maple Leaf Program. I found that Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Hokuriku, a 2-hour drive from Takayama, is a famous place for viewing maples, and it is also the best time to catch maple red. Therefore, the stay in Takayama is reduced by one day. Added a short trip to Takayama-Shirakawago-Kanazawa-Takayama.

The final itinerary is as follows:

Nagoya-Takayama-Shimogo-Nagoya

Takayama-Shirakawa-Kanazawa-Takayama

The route of the Central China trip is already very mature for many backpackers in Taiwan, Europe and the United States, but it is still a relatively new route for domestic free travelers. Therefore, in terms of transportation, there are few detailed system information. 3 months before departure, I have been looking for relevant information in the massive network of information. I have also referred to the experience in many online travel notes during the same period, and I have experienced a solid Japanese experience. With the exception of Kanto jr and Kansai Private Railway New inter-city transportation: Mingtie and Nofei Bus, to experience the experience of tandem travel planning.

The hardships and troubles are hard to come by, and only those who have personally experienced them can appreciate them. Simply sort out the central transportation experience.



Regarding the traffic in the central area, it's really not clean and messy. There are very detailed online guides on the appointment of the Nofei Bus. On the basis of that, I further sorted out the traffic commonly used in the central area. It's easier to stand on the shoulders of giants.

(1) To play Shoryudo, Thanglong Road, the more typical route is to go in and out of Nagoya Chubu International Airport. It is necessary to go to Gifu and Hokuriku through Nagoya Station. At this time, there are two options, connecting Nagoya and the transportation of several sightseeing cities such as Takayama, Shirakawa, Korigami Hachiman, Kanazawa: JR and bus. The starting point for both types of traffic is Nagoya Station, and the travel time is about the same, but the price is far from the same.



This is a comparison table when I consider traffic: the left is the JR time and price (checked on the Japanese yahoo website), and the right is the express bus time and price (checked on the Meitetsu website and the Nofei website) . Under the premise of not much difference in time, bus tickets are half cheaper than JR. Therefore, the enthusiasm for the bus is laid.



This is the route map of the central bus. Different sections may be operated by different companies, but as long as there is a mark on the map, it can be moved through the bus.

It is worth mentioning that I was chasing maple from Gero to Nagoya on that day, and found a reliable chartered car for 4 people and 7 seats. From Gero, I went to Gojo Hachiman-Mino Oya Shrine Maple Valley-Mino Gifu, finally arrived in Nagoya. 12 hours a day, the cost is 42,000 yen, but the city connection cannot be achieved by public transportation, so the price is very high.



(2) There are various tourist traffic passes in Japan, and the central region is no exception. For JR and buses, the Japan Tourism Bureau also has different products.

Tokaido-Sanyo, Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass for JR Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass. Website introduction: http://touristpass.jp/zh-cn/takayama_hokuriku/

SHORYUDOHighwayBusTicket for Tung Lung Road Express Bus Tickets for buses. Website introduction: http://www.jpwindow.com/jrpass/Shoryudo_Bus.html



Both types of tickets are for tourists from outside Japan, so you need to buy them before you go to Japan and exchange tickets at Nagoya Airport.

Basically, the transportation mode and itinerary planning cannot be separated. For example, it takes 1 hour from A to B, then you can arrange a short trip to stay in one place; if it takes 3 hours, it is best to live in two places. late. Knowing your needs and achievable modes of transportation, and measuring affordable costs, are essential elements in establishing a travel framework.

As for me, I didn't choose either pass. The price of JR's travel pass first increased in 2015, and because we chartered a car for Gero-Nagoya, we hardly earned this ticket. Although the Tung Lung Road Express Bus ticket can be returned to the fare, but the ticket said that it does not support booking seats in advance, worrying that there is no seat in the peak season, so we also gave up. The discount must suit you. If the time is ample and it is not the peak season, the Thang Long Road pass is still recommended.

(1) Central transportation, my final move plan is

day 1: Airport-Nagoya Station, just buy a train ticket when you arrive, no need to prepare in advance

Nagoya Station-Takayama, using the Meitetsu bus, supports seat reservations in advance, the reservation method will be detailed later.

day 2: Takayama-Shirakawa-go, using the Nofei Bus, some reservations are required at different times and some are not.

Shirakawa-Kanazawa, using the Nofei Bus, this section must be reserved in advance.

day3: Kanazawa passes Shirakawa-go to Takayama. In this section, we choose to make a reservation in advance for the last Noi bus to ensure more time to stay in Kanazawa

day4: Takayama-Gero, JR

day5: Gero-Nagoya, use chartered car service

day6-day7: Around Nagoya, use the Nagoya Railway (abbreviated as Meitetsu)

day8: Nagoya Hotel-Airport, use the airport bus

The 8-day itinerary uses more than 5 types of transportation, and each transportation method is different. It is really a big challenge.

(2) Meitetsu bus reservations, that is, national express bus reservations

Website: https://www.highwaybus.com/rs-web01-prd-rel/gp/index

Important: Online reservations require payment in advance, otherwise the ticket will expire after three days.

You can also ask a local friend to make an appointment by phone, and the car will pay for the ticket at the Nagoya Meitetsu Bus Center half an hour in advance, otherwise it will be invalid.



Meitetsu Bus network reservation steps:

1. Register website



2. Fill in the departure and landing on the left side of the homepage



3. Choose a specific route. Nagoya-Takayama chooses the second route. This route is via Hachiman Hachiman, press the orange button to enter the next step



4. Select the specific start and stop stations and time, and then click the orange button



5. The next step is to display the query results for the day. The fare is for one person. If the fare is a triangle, it means that the number of seats is under 11 seats. La.

Click on the fare to enter the next step



Sixth, this step is to fill in the number of people. Long-winded notes can be ignored, but Japan is very careful to distinguish between genders. Women who travel alone can avoid long-distance buses and opposite sex.

Under the seat, the default is that the seat specifies its own options.



The above is confirmed, there are two big buttons at the bottom, continue to reserve the return ticket on the left, and enter the next step on the right



7. Choose a seat, click on your seat, and the small person logo will appear



8. Confirm the reservation

After confirmation, you will receive an email in the registered mailbox, and then pay the fee online as required, and the seat will be secured.



Of course, this complicated set of reservation procedures can also be avoided, that is, to go directly to the Meitetsu Bus Center at Nagoya Station to buy tickets, but we hope to arrive in Takayama that day, not staying in Nagoya, so book a seat online in advance.

Ticket collection by Meitetsu Bus:

Arrive at Nagoya Station, take the exit of Hirokoji, and get your ticket at the Meitetsu bus stop meitetsu on the 3rd floor of the Gentleman Building of the Meitetsu Building.



(3) Appointment and ticket collection of Nofei Bus

Entering the Hida Mountain Highlands, the intercity bus was renamed as Nohi Bus.



Nou bus timetable query website: https://www.nouhibus.co.jp/ch_k/

Regarding the ticket, I will use the example of departure from Takayama, timetable

Gero Bus Center-Takayama-Shirakawa-go-Kanazawa

As you can see, anyone who writes an appointment system must make an appointment first. If you do n’t make an appointment, you do n’t need to make an appointment. If you do n’t write an appointment, you do n’t need to make an appointment. Therefore, I recommend that you generally pass from the mountain in the morning, basically choose 8:50, 9:50 or 10:50, except 7:50, 11:25, 12:50 and 16:30, do not make appointments . You can buy tickets 30 minutes in advance. Of course, you have to wait in line to buy tickets. You also have to wait in line to get on the bus. The car will be one after another. As long as you buy a good ticket, you must be sure that you can get on the train. The departure and arrival times will be appropriately delayed.



So the question is coming, what if you have to choose an appointment to get on the bus? There is no way but to make an appointment, there are 2 ways.

1. Call to make an appointment, telling the specific time and date and the number of people, he will tell you a series of appointment numbers, then go to the bus center to queue up for tickets in advance, and tell the staff the appointment number. This phone can only be in Japanese. Don't try Japanese hard.

2. Online appointment, website: https://secure.j-bus.co.jp/hon

Novo Bus network reservation steps:

1. Web registration



2. Fill in the departure and arrival on the left side of the homepage, Gifu is below the East China Sea, Ishikawa is in Hokuriku

After choosing, click the "vacant note" below



3. Then there is a new page with all the buses from Gifu to Ishikawa on that day, (basically all Takayama-Shirakawa-Kanazawa)

By comparing this timetable with the previous timetable on the official website of the Nofei Bus, we can find that there are only appointments that need to be reserved, that is to say, those who have not written an appointment do not need to make an appointment, and here can only make an appointment.

We choose one at random, such as the one that leaves at 7:50 in the morning. Choosing a filming appointment, the filming is one way, and of course the round trip is round trip.



4. Choose a specific place for boarding and landing.

Choose Alpine Nongfei at the departure place and Shirakawago at the arrival place. The number of people is according to need. I choose 1 male, 1 female and 2 adults here. You can see that the price is 4940.



5. Final confirmation.

If it is a registered user, it will automatically pop up the relevant information. If you do not register, then fill in the content here, mainly the name and contact phone number and EMAIL address, just leave a hotel phone, no need to query. Fill it in and continue to click "enter".



Then come out a confirmation page, and then check various related information, especially the time and date, no problem to continue to make an appointment.



6. Finally, jump out of this page. To keep this number in mind, go to the Nongfei Station when the time comes, and show the number to the ticket sales staff, they will know the time of your appointment, and you can confirm the payment and buy the ticket.

If you are a registered user, log in to your account, you can also see all your appointments.

Nofei Bus Tickets:

Nofei Bus supports two methods of collecting tickets at local convenience stores in Japan and Nofei Bus Center. Convenience store is very convenient to collect tickets, just type in the reservation number and phone number on the ticket machine. But there is a trap here, I suffered a lot. When I made an online reservation, I filled in the local phone number in Japan. I directly copied the hotel phone number shown on the booking for my first night's stay, but the phone number displayed in the booking is prefixed by the international area code. Will fail, prompting the wrong phone number.



The machine does not support changing the correct Japanese local number when taking the ticket. The solution can only be to cancel the reservation online and place the order again. This should be a bug in the reservation system, that is, the phone was not checked for compliance at the time of reservation. Therefore, everyone must pay special attention to the number filled in by appointment if it is a Japanese local number without any international area code.

I experienced the situation of re-swapping tickets, and the car has been fully booked, and I can only keep sweeping the net for half an hour. When the seat I canceled is released again, I quickly place an order and it is very hanging.

Special reminder, it is not necessary to pay the fare in advance for the booking of the Nofei Bus ticket, and it can be cancelled free of charge before taking the bus. The Japanese service industry serves everyone on the basis of trusting guests. When we travel, we must not break trust. Once broken, it is difficult to repair.

Automatic ticket machine error prompt



Well, the above is my experience of buying tickets for the Central Tour, for your reference.

Thanks again to the young Japanese people: Bennypsr classmates for their help

Personal public number, welcome to follow

During the journey, time always passes quickly. The eight-day Shenglong Road trip was prepared for half a year. When I returned, I found that the first Alpine mulberry house I stayed in was actually booked on May 10 this year. Looking forward, the journey began, and in a few days, it soon ended. The four people gathered at the airport were separated, and each returned to real life. It's been a week since I returned, and I started to write down a record of this simple but extraordinary trip.

I have been expecting this maple leaf journey for many years. But in order to avoid the increasingly popular Japanese conventional destinations in the past two years, finding the niche area to pursue the maple leaves is the most fundamental reason for choosing Central China this time. Although central Japan is little known in the mainland, backpackers in Taiwan and Hong Kong have long regarded it as one of Japan's in-depth travel destinations. Therefore, in the Takayama Kanazawa generation, we hardly met other mainland tourists. All the inquiries that speak Chinese are Taiwanese.



It is such a picture that ignited my interest in the central region. I saw this picture from the Internet earlier this year. The JR or bus connects all the central city routes, and the step-by-step stop way does indeed look good. When I took this picture and took part in the consultation with the head of the Gifu area at the Japan Tourism Promotion Association in Changfu Palace at the beginning of the year, they were all amazed by the picture in my hand.

In simple terms, the sequence of determining a travel plan is: determining the destination → prototype of the intercity itinerary → scheduled transportation accommodation → refinement and modification of the intercity itinerary → intracity itinerary → travel preparation. It is suitable for 5-20 days outbound pure self-help travel, domestic, short-distance and machine wine packages will only be easier than this.

1. Determine where to go

It may be because of a friend Amway, it might be a great travel note, maybe this has always been your dream place. Or maybe just a few days to imagine hanging out. In short, there is a place that will become the destination of your next trip. After this, you should know: the main destination of the destination and its highlights, how they are arranged on the map, the general traffic situation, and the local social stability And the security situation, the general visa policy.

You need: a map, an encyclopedia-like overview of destinations, a list of mainly fun spots and information, and you can also refer to other people's itineraries. Taking Japan as an example, first decide "Where should I go?" Then you will go to find out what is fun in these places, and then set a travel destination according to your preferences, seasons and budget, such as cherry blossoms in Kansai at the end of April or the Hokkaido Snow Festival in February. Another example is Taiwan. Your preference determines whether you want to go outdoors in Taichung or watch the sea in Taitung. Your vacation decides whether you will spend five or six days playing Kenting in Kaohsiung, Taipei or a half-month trip around the island.

2. Make an intercity trip

There are too many travel tools on the market, just find the one that suits you. As for the tool that suits me, it is actually "paper and pen".

The itinerary I often make has only four columns, and the four columns are:

Date; where to play during the day; where to stay at night; intercity transportation (where on which day from where to and what means of transportation)

The planning sequence is from left to right, according to holidays and air tickets to determine the travel period; according to the season and personal preferences where to go and play, according to the size of the city and daytime attractions where to sleep at night (usually choose Japan subway station or large JR station The surrounding area can't be wrong), how to move between cities will finally come out naturally.

A more concentrated city tour will mark the weekend on the date, because the opening hours of the attractions will change. For Japan, also check the days of three consecutive holidays or five consecutive holidays in Japan at that time, and try to avoid local holidays to go to popular attractions.

In addition to air tickets at this time, it is best to choose the target hotel. Because many reservation sites can be cancelled unconditionally later, catching the hotel as soon as possible is an important move to popular countries during the cherry blossom or maple season. At the same time, you can start preparing visa materials. After the entire itinerary is completed, you can start the next step to refine and modify the itinerary.

3. Book transportation accommodation, refine and modify intercity itinerary

Although the above itinerary is complete, it is not precise. When you start to book transportation and accommodation, you will know how long it will take to travel between the two places and when the car will be cheaper. You get all the transportation and accommodation one by one. There must be situations like this that force you to change your itinerary. The possible situations during this period are:

1) Extend or shorten the stay time in one place, and make up for the time difference in another place

2) Change the order of the two places

3) Change the place of accommodation: For example, the first version of my itinerary was that Takayama stayed for three consecutive nights. Later, I accidentally found that Kanazawa, a 2-hour drive away from Takayama, happened to have fallen leaves. Check in. Anyway, the route of Takayama-Shirakawa-Kanazawa-Takayama is quite common. At this time, I quickly grabbed a hotel near Kanazawa Station, and the price was very good.

4) Cut off a destination with relatively little interest: The trip to the US West was originally planned to go to Yosemite, but later it was found that it would be very hurry, so it was cut directly to Huangshi

Because the accommodation and transportation are all listed on the table, you can cross out one if you book one to avoid duplication. Because the big head is booked, the budget will naturally come out. Then your accommodation and transportation are all booked and the itinerary has been updated again, you can go to the next step.

As for whether to make a detailed budget before traveling, I think it is unnecessary. The big part of the travel cost is the air ticket, and then the hotel. The ticket has already been booked. Isn't it cheaper to buy the ticket half a year in advance? As for hotels, no more than 300 per person per night, unless it is about 500-700 per person per night in the hot spring hotel, the overall is not luxurious, and the final cost will not be too ridiculous.

4. Book an activity and make a trip within the city

The intra-city plan is separate from the previous inter-city plan. I personally do n’t like stringing good spots, but a huge list, or wish list. There are two main categories: "things you want to see" and "shops you want to eat." Because the last step of the intercity itinerary has already killed the time frame of each location, the time in the list is estimated. Throw it directly, according to the nature of the attractions and the geographical location of the scene, such as not visiting two museums a day Otherwise, you will be exhausted), close to put a day to play. You can also change at any time according to unexpected conditions during the journey, such as the weather. Or you can loose your day and tighten your day, don't let yourself be exhausted. This requires a thorough understanding of the destination before you can be at ease, so google maps are called from time to time. Understand the walking distance, time and traffic conditions in advance, and ensure that there is a network available when you are abroad.

The activity is the same, throw it in according to the date of the previous itinerary, and book in advance, such as performances, high-end restaurants, helicopters, etc.

Some tips for making a city trip:

1) The time unit for playing is not "day", but "half day", with three meals as the boundary.

2) If you arrange a round-trip peripheral tour on the same day, choose a middle date, such as a three-day high mountain trip, I will put Takayama-Shirakawa-Kanazawa-Takayama on the next day.

3) There is Zhang Youchi. Don't be too full in one day. If there is an event that evening, you can't put off a leisurely project in the afternoon. This day is more tiring and easier the next day.

4) You can't play it endlessly, you can't play everything, within the constraints of limited time and energy, learn to choose, relatively uninterested attractions and activities should be willing to let go.

This step will require a lot of strategy tools, such as magazine topics, lists and predecessors' travel notes. If you like to play casually, this step is completely unnecessary. But for Capricorn without security, I still like to know well beforehand.



If you come across such a play in Italy, you will check where the average person goes to this place, Rome (architectural art history), Milan (architectural and shopping), Florence (literary art), Venice (sightseeing), Naples (art and eating). There are also the unpopular Cinque Terre (see the town), Siena (horse racing) ... you will judge, where I want to go, it does not matter where. Then you look at the map of Italy, where are these places, how to go more smoothly, can be discharged: Rome-Florence-by the way to Siena-Venice-Milan. In this way, a general route came out.

1) Check the local weather forecast and prepare clothes.

2) Exchange, if necessary, contact the bank in advance to increase the credit card limit.

3) Taobao is omnipotent when buying local phone cards in advance or renting portable WiFi.

4) Confirm the arrival time with the local hotel email. This is necessary in Japan. You respect each other, and the other party will thank you for your kindness.

5) Print the reservation form, take photos of important certificates and receipts on the mobile phone, and keep the file. If you rent a car, the driver's license will be notarized and translated early.

6) Load an offline map of the first city.

It ’s best to start this part 10 days before you travel and get it all done 2 days before travel

Pack your luggage two days in advance and start enjoying the journey!

Based on personal experience, here are the scheduled times for some activities:

Air ticket: 1-6 months

Visa: 1-3 months

Hotel or hostel: 1 month, in case of major local festivals or seasonal peak season, the sooner the better

Airbnb: about 2 weeks (if there is a specific accommodation you like, 1 month)

Intercity train ticket, bus ticket: 1-10 days short distance, more than 4 hours or buy early bird ticket is recommended 1 month or open to buy



Night maple viewing at Gero Onsen Temple



The small courtyard of the hot spring temple needs slippers to enter the main hall to watch, like the hidden level of the RPG game is opened



Gero Hot Spring Temple before the sun sets



Nagoya Shiratori Garden



Takayama Jinya

The eight-day itinerary of Shenglong Road





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We spent 7808 RMB (not including shopping) per person on this trip. The basic allocation is as follows.



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We stayed in 4 hotels on this trip

1. Takayama, mulberry house minshuku kuwataniya (Kwataniya famous place)

See the information on the official website of Takayama Regional Tourism Bureau, and finally make a reservation. A family-run bed and breakfast. Arriving in the rainy night, seeing the warm yellow lights of the entrance and the rows of guests' shoes, I immediately felt very down-to-earth.

advantage:

There is a big bath, it is really comfortable to take a bath after a day out.

You can swipe your UnionPay card.

It is very close to Takayama Kokubunji Temple, and the girls ’baths can see the yellow leaves of the thousand-year-old ginkgo.

Although the room is not large, it is quiet and cost-effective.

Can temporarily store luggage.

Disadvantages:

The English of a family of three is average, but after all, the English level of Japanese friends in the entire central area is not good. Because the communication is not so smooth, many things are not communicated much, such as the price of breakfast and dinner at the bed and breakfast, and finally chose to eat outside.

Also, the room is not big.

2. Kanazawa, castle inn kanazawa

I temporarily changed the hotel 2 months before departure, when the online listings did not give me too many options. Typical business hotel, quite satisfactory.

advantage:

Still, there are big baths and happiness.

Five minutes walk from the station, convenient.

There are many restaurants downstairs and across the street. We ate the izakaya: the Fufu house on the second floor of the building across the road.

The price is not expensive, the twin room is about 430 RMB per night.

Disadvantages:

Only stayed one night, not too demanding, the only drawback is that only booked in the smoking room, the room has a little taste.

3. Gero, Fuyue Gero Hotel gero onsen fugaku

Five months in advance, the Gero area hotels began to open, quickly evaluated the cost performance of all hotels on the Internet, referring to previous guest reviews and measuring their own cost acceptance range, and finally selected this one.

advantage:

Cost-effective, 680 per person per night, including Kaiseki dinner and breakfast. The food was so good and very memorable.

The large bath is very comfortable and has an open air; the room is large, it is a tatami mat, and it is a good night's sleep.

The staff has a Hong Kong man who can speak Chinese, named Ben, who is very welcoming and helpful.

Disadvantages:

The room is relatively old, but it has little effect.

4. Nagoya, hotel trusty nagoya sakae

Just before departure, I changed the hotel from near Nagoya Station to near Rong, 2 stops away. It is also because chartered cars can take us over, otherwise I would really like to stay near Nagoya Station with big luggage.

This hotel is recommended by online guides, and trusty really deserves its name. My sister dropped her phone on the taxi back to the hotel one night. We asked the driver to call the driver at the front desk and recovered it smoothly in 3 hours. This incident left a good impression on us.

advantage:

The location is very good, surrounded by the Ji'an Hall Tang Ji Kede, Central Park underground shopping street, cheaper duty-free drug store and countless izakaya.

Disadvantages:

The room is small and larger than the mountain room, but the ventilation is not good, and the cover is hot and cold.

Travel-related apps account for most of the mobile phones. I will show you the apps I have downloaded in Japan before.



This column in Japan is basically common across Japan.

Yahoo can check the weather and traffic;

The public transportation query similar to Baidu map in the transfer case is a must-have app;

Yelp is a review-like software, which is very useful in the United States and tried to use it in Japan. It is basically a European and American review restaurant.



There are several offline maps recommended in Hokkaido. In addition, tabelog has also been downloaded, but it has not been used too. However, when I went out to find a restaurant, I also introduced that I probably did my homework in advance. Basically will not stand online in front of the restaurant to check the evaluation.



The next destination of Okinawa, the only thing I must download is google map;

Tripadvisor is checked and evaluated;

Yahoo weather is also a must, and the weather every day determines where I will play;

Sweep the basic relationship between real-time exchange rate and buy-to-buy, everyone's discretion;



The wish list written before departure is now too conservative. Basically it has been achieved, except that the rain at Oya Shrine disrupted the plan, and everything else can be checked.

Thanglong Road is a tourist route connecting the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway from Nagoya Chubu International Airport, the largest city in central Japan, to the Noto area in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. It is named because it looks like a dragon. This route runs through the north and south of central Japan at different altitudes, so you can just enjoy the beautiful red maple leaves in the central part from north to south. The center of Thanglong Road is the Hida region centered on the mountain. The entire Hida area is ancient and mountainous. The strong tradition of craftsmanship is inherited from the merchants ’houses, temples and shrines here. The most famous in Hida area is the Hezhang-style building. The most famous food is Hida beef and soba. Because Takayama is the center of this place and a transportation hub connecting east, west, south, and north, many people use this small city as a stopover point in the middle, connecting up to Kanazawa in Hokuriku, and east to Matsumoto and Nagano.

Although few people regard the mountain itself as a key stop city, the two nights and one day here impressed me deeply. Before going, I joked with my friends that this time I took an unusual path, and I want to plunge into the Japanese countryside. However, Gao Shan does not have any hint of country. The old-fashioned inns, shops and rice wine brewery here have not been encountered on many previous trips to Japan. It is a small city in the 21st century, but it retains traditional Japanese aesthetics. The bustling morning market, the shrine on the mountainside, and the laid-back and non-busy residents are completely different from the larger cities that I have been to before.



The thousand-year-old ginkgo tree is very aura, and it stands naturally in the inner peace under the tree.



In addition to Hida Ethnic Village, the main attractions of Takayama are located in the center area, and walking on the Takayama is a good choice. You can walk around here for 5-6 hours while walking and playing, but if you want to immerse yourself in the quiet and leisure of this small town, early morning and evening are the most suitable. I saw a lonely girl write before that on the way back to the bed and breakfast on the streets of high mountains in the evening, there was no one within a few hundred meters. When I was in a panic, two European and American tourists asked her "where are the people". The sparsely populated blonde country visitors are not adapted to the population density here. I from the heavens are indeed panic. If it weren't for the same group of four people coming in and going out together, it would be boring and nervous.

Hida Kokubunji Temple. What to watch: The ginkgo trees of thousands of years and the ancient temples complement each other.

Because Hida Kokubun Temple in Takayama City was one of the Kokubun Temple built by Emperor Seibu (746), it was recognized as an "important national property". There is a huge ginkgo tree next to the triple pagoda in Hida Kokubunji Temple, which is said to have a life span of 1,200 years. This is the Millennium Ginkgo, let me know the origin of this small monastery. It is said that the B & B we stayed in is located half a block away from Kokubunji Temple. We arrived in the middle of the night and had no sense of direction. But in the early morning of the second day, when I walked into the female bathroom of the bed and breakfast, I was surprised to find that the famous ginkgo tree was just outside the window. From the blinds in the bathroom, you can see the bright yellow that cannot be suppressed.

The season when the maple leaves are red is also very ginkgo. Gingko in the Liangmahe Embassy District in Beijing must have been seen by many people. But this huge ginkgo tree is completely different. Entering the gate of Kokubunji Temple, you can't help but want to say "great". The crown of the old tree is tall, and it is like the triple pagoda next to it. The ginkgo leaf at the root of the tree has fallen to the ground, and it is thick like a yellow carpet. In the temple, I saw an elderly grandmother and a younger grandfather, who kept sweeping the fallen leaves. After a while, the word "2015" spelled out by yellow leaves appeared on the ground. Very chic and warm. Kokubunji Temple is small, but Japanese gardens, especially those in temples, must be carefully designed. There are small red leaves trees under the ginkgo, echoing the stone lamp. There is either a chrysanthemum or a small landscape around the entrance of each room, which is very unique at a glance.



There is no one in the female bathroom of the bed and breakfast. The yellow outside the window is the thousand-year-old ginkgo.



The corner of the temple is red and yellow, and autumn is here.



The ground under the ginkgo tree is a golden carpet.



The bells of the Triple Tower have been with Ginkgo for a long time.



The grandmother who cleaned the fallen leaves made up the words 2015 with the leaves.



Standing under the red leaf tree is another scene.

We are either early or late, the temple hall has not yet opened.

Takayama Miyagawa City. Aspect: Buy and buy with locals.

The city of Miyagawa was opened on the road along the coast of Miyagawa flowing through the mountains and high mountains. This morning market is actually the morning market in the country, but the reputation of Takayama Miyagawa City is not small. In Japan, it is also called the three major cities in Japan with the Wajima City in Ishikawa Prefecture and the Katsuura City in Chiba Prefecture. A place to see when you go to high mountains. The earliest city of Takayama began in the Edo period, and the Takayama Beyond Shrine of the Lotus was near. Today, the city of Miyagawa was opened on May 1, 1953, with more than 300 shops operating at its peak. But the most important thing for tourists is that it is open every day. Compared with the arrogant famous places that only open for a few days every month or even every year, it is much better.

It ’s only a 10-minute walk from Kokubunji Temple, and I can find something to fill my stomach in the Korean market. By the river in the early morning, the temperature is not high. Chaoshi's popularity is very strong, partly from locals. In recent years, there have been more tourists and more shops specializing in tourist business. Probably because they are used to a less lively life, most shops do not welcome tourists to take pictures. But there are exceptions. For example, the grandfather who sells roasted marshmallows and the elder sister who sells beef skewers are very enthusiastic to greet us. Although they do not understand what they are talking about, we can only nod in the face of their enthusiasm. smile.

Xiu Zi bought a cup of coffee to take away at a roadside coffee shop in Chaoshi, but was very upset when she couldn't find a trash bin all the way. There is no trash can on the roadside, which is a Japanese feature. Sometimes there are trash cans in front of convenience stores or next to vending machines, but they can only discard beverage bottles or food packaging. Therefore, garbage is generated on the road, and most of it needs to be taken back to the hotel where it is checked before it can be disposed of. There are not many shops selling freshly made food in Miyagawa Asahi. There are rice cake skewers, beef skewers, and hida beef buns. They are all very simple, which is not enough to satisfy our hungry stomach. The price of beef skewers is not cheap, it can't be as good as the skewers in the domestic alley flies hall; the beef buns have been eaten in the convenience store of Takayama Station before, and the filling is slightly sweet, which is really uncomfortable. In addition to selling agricultural products, many wooden handicrafts made by local craftsmen and baby woolly monkeys are very exquisite.

The official website of Miyagawa Asahi http://www.asaichi.net/ is attached. The business hours are different in winter and summer, so you can check for details.



Miyagawa



Miyagawa Chaoshi is here



At Hida beef skewers, the elder sister is very motivated.



The skewers are processed in advance and can be eaten as soon as they are heated. A string of 480 yen.



The owner of the roasted marshmallow shop is also very contagious. 100 yen each.



Old couple selling baked glutinous rice balls. A string of 60 yen.



Exquisite handmade wood carving ornaments.



This stall specializes in crafts made from local wood.



The scene of the people on the other side of Miyagawa is really beautiful.

Takayama Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine. Highlights: Takayama Festival Main Shrine, the storage place of the magnificent rooftops.

Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine is a scene a little further away from the center area, and it is a 15-minute walk from the Miyagawa City. It is usually quiet here, but every year from October 9th to 10th, Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine is the most famous alpine festival in Takayama area. This Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, founded in 377, is built on top of a mountain and has five small shrines including the Inari Shrine that prays for business to flourish. The Takayama Festival at the beginning of October is also called the Hachiman Festival. The splendid rooftops are usually stored in the Takayamayadai Hall in front of the gate of the Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine.

Speaking of this high mountain festival, it is collectively known as the "Three Great Beauty Festivals in Japan" together with the Kyoto Gion Festival and the Nagahama Hachiman Festival. It is held once when cherry blossoms bloom in spring and the maple leaves become red in autumn. It is said that the mountain accommodation during the Takayama Festival must be booked more than half a year in advance to make room available. If you haven't seen its charm, you can visit the Takayamaya Taikan and feel the air.



View of the small street on the road towards Hachimangu Shrine on Sakurayama. It is no wonder that Takayama is called Little Kyoto, and the traditional Japanese-style houses are still passed down to the present, which is really not possible in big cities.



Huge torii in front of Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine.



Sakurayama Hachimanguo main hall.

In addition to the famous Kyoto prefecture, Takayama is probably the most nostalgic city for tourists visiting Japan. Takayama City, which has the title of "Little Kyoto", not only has an elegant and quiet town style, but also has a unique charm that is different from Kyoto.

Takayama Mimachi Old Street. Aspect: The small shop street under the interlaced time and space.

Get down from Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, go south, and take a 10-minute walk to Sancho Ancient Street. It is quite difficult to get lost in high mountains. There are always signs on the ground that will point out the direction of the main attractions. Sancho Ancient Street is similar to a commercial pedestrian street. The entire venue is 400 meters and is divided into Shangsancho and Xiamsancho.



Mimachi Ancient Street (from Takayama Tourism Official Website)



On the way from Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine to the ancient street, you will pass an interesting retro street: Takayama Showakan



A very retro barber shop, when the creeper covered the wall in midsummer, it must be a good place.



Sancho Ancient Street is not wide, and there are narrow waterways on both sides. The width for people to walk is no more than ten meters. The shops also have their own characteristics, and the major travel brochures are quite ambitious, so I won't say them again and again. Japanese shops, especially teahouses and cafes, do not have gorgeous facades. When you walk in, you will find that there are no holes, wooden tables and chairs, a quiet atmosphere, professional and traditional desserts, and daze.

Walking to Sancho Ancient Street, it is said to be a street. It is better to call it an alley. The mini streets are packed with specialty shops.



The streets of the Takayama area are neat and soft.

As a traveler, it is really a contradiction. Sometimes I want to go to those unmanned places and return to the most authentic state of the place quietly; sometimes I feel that a little business is not boring, or it is better to shop. It is said that this Sancho Ancient Street is a street with many commercial tourists. Maybe we are still working days when we go, so there are not many tourists on the street. It's a lot of fun to shop around Takayama Old Street. Let me first talk about this street. Black wooden lattice windows, ancient shops, and rickshaws running through the alleys create an ancient atmosphere unique to the mountains.



Notoya Suika store.



Just for window shopping, there are also foods you can enjoy, such as the beef stew at the entrance of Mimachi, or the Hida beef sushi in Shimomachi, all of which are good restaurants with real ingredients. I prefer to buy some souvenirs to use. Noto incense shop is one of the goals of this trip. All kinds of unique flowers such as cherry blossoms, plants such as bamboo, all have corresponding fragrances. The boss sees us as a Chinese tourist and also tells us that he has studied at China Language and Culture University. The shop is very cute.

You will not miss this beef sushi restaurant. You will know that it is a famous thing when you see the big dragon at the door.



Three sets of sushi, 900 yen, even the pancakes below are delicious.



The beef cooked in Xiangkou is delicious, and it fits the Chinese appetite. Beef brisket and beef brisket simmered with konjac, you can smell it from afar. 700 yen for medium portions. A bowl of diarrhea finally made up for the loss of appetite in the morning market.

In the Takayama area, including the entire central area, the operators, from the owner of the bed and breakfast to the restaurant clerk, except for individual ones, English is generally not very good. Showing them the English name or address of the shop is completely confusing, and must be Japanese! Downloading a translation software on your phone will help. In addition, there are public toilets near the ancient street.

Takayama Jinya. Aspect: Eden-style administrative office.

Entering from Sansancho Ancient Street and coming out of Nisansan Ancient Street, turn right and cross the vermilion "Middle Bridge" to enter the "Takayama Jinya" built in the 14th year of Taisho. The historical building must talk about history. Takayama Jinya is the administrative office established when Toyotomi Hideyoshi ’s home minister "Kinsen Changjin" was assigned to this place. : The ruins of the administrative office that governs the shogunate. After a 400-year-old "Takayama Jinya", it has the appearance of traditional buildings in the Edo period and is very eye-catching.



Beautiful middle bridge, unfortunately the red leaves above have fallen.



Entrance to Takayama Jinya.



The corridor connects different rooms.



It is this neglected courtyard that makes us linger.



The persimmon in the house next door is ripe, and autumn is here.



The Takayama Jinya is really big, and it has planned a forward-looking tour route. When you go in, you should put your shoes in the plastic bag received at the entrance and carry them along the way. The doors and windows in the building are open, and walking on tatami is very cold feet. In addition to the appreciation of the building itself, there is also a game called "Look for Rabbit-shaped Rivets". What impressed the four of us was the courtyard behind the array. Because it was the fourth day when I visited Zhenwu (because I do n’t want to write a running account, so I wrote the high mountain part together). I have seen the super delicate courtyard layout of the Shiyuting Tea House in Kanazawa and Liuyuan before, and the courtyard of Jinya Barren, it feels like no one has taken care of it for a long time, but this beauty closer to nature makes it hard to have an aesthetic fatigue. Especially in the brightly lit corridor, it is very beautiful to shoot people's silhouettes from inside and outside.

Silhouette shooting effect is cute.



There is an episode. After visiting Takayama Jinya, I walked to the entrance again and put the plastic bag in my hand. At this time, I saw a cute dog tethered next to it, and there was a basin next to it. I ran over to tease him, and the dog was obviously uneasy, and kept looking at the entrance of the array house. Soon I heard what the uncle behind said about what kawaii, I thought to tell me that the dog is cute, and turned his head, and found out that the owner of the dog also came out and was a young girl. He ran over while saying "I'm sorry" to his uncle, then squatted and caressed the dog for a long time, and kept saying "I'm sorry". . . His heart softened instantly.

Mulberry House. Aspect: Follow the traditional family-run B & B.

The space is enough, so let's make our trip to the mountain homestay "Sangguya". Booked a flight ticket at that time, and quickly booked this homestay. I didn't do much research. I linked to this website from the Hida Takayama B & B Association, and I felt that I added a good rating to Weier and placed an order.

After returning from the trip, I found that this LP's comment was quite high, introducing Mulberry House as "the oldest bed and breakfast in the Takayama region, which began in the 1920s."

In my opinion, a good hotel needs to have the following qualities: 1. Excellent geographical location, close to transportation hub; 2. Clean and safe; 3. Reasonable price, unless the spa hotel that really wants to spend gold stays, 300RMB per capita at other times Acceptable; 4, Chinese or English can be communicated (can communicate and ask whether you can store your luggage, can you come back late, this kind of fragmented thing is the minimum).

There are men ’s and women ’s baths in Mulberry House. It ’s really comfortable to take a bath outside after a day of playing. In addition, this is a UnionPay card. In the whole central area, there are not many cards that can be swiped, especially UnionPay cards. I brought the BOC JCB credit card and the China UnionPay card, and I changed it with 4w yen. Only in Nagoya can UnionPay cards be used. Although the room is small, the futon bedding is very clean and comfortable. There are no curtains in the room, the windows are on the third floor, and they are facing the street but very quiet. Cost-effective, a twin room with bathroom, 6000 yen per night. It is very close to Takayama Kokubunji Temple, and the girls ’baths can see the yellow leaves of the thousand-year-old ginkgo. The male owner is tall and thin, and he has seen it twice at the checkout. The hostess has gray hair, but she has light makeup and her skin is super good. It may be slightly cold because of English. The daughter didn't talk much, but she was very diligent. We arrived at rainy night before we took off our shoes. She already wiped four boxes and carried them into the entrance. Sometimes, a good impression of a person or a store is established from the size of sesame.



Decoration at the entrance.



Love the bathroom, you have to put the picture again.



Eat bento from Nagoya in the room, tea set and tray are provided by the homestay.



The dazzling UnionPay logo at the checkout counter.

Related Information:

Hida Takayama Official Network: http://www.hida.jp/chinese2/index.htm

(Chinese website, you can check local attractions, events, festival information)

Mulberry house website: http://www.kuwataniya.com/

Okay, the tour part of the mountain is finished. Below is the portion to eat.

The most important thing in alpine cuisine is Hida beef. It would be a great pity not to eat the top beef. No matter where you go, you will see Hida beef appearing in front of you in various forms. When you walk on the street, you can smell the unique aroma of roast beef and miso.

"Hida" is pronounced "HIDA" in Japanese. The area where Takayama City is located was formerly known as "Hida Country", and is now called "Hida Area". In 2004, the Japanese government merged the five towns and villages near Takayama City into "Hida City" (Furukawa-cho, Yoshigi-gun? Kamioka-cho? Kawai-mura? Miyagawa-mura). People in the tourism industry now call this area "Alpine Hida". I think this is a mess for foreigners. If it is not my research control, understanding clearly or not will not affect the travel experience at all. As long as you remember: When you come to Takayama, you must eat "Hida beef", but Takayama is not Hida. If you take the train, there is a 10-minute train between them!

There are many good beefs in Japan. Except for Kobe beef, it ranks first all the year round. Others such as Matsusaka beef, Danma beef, Omi beef, Bungo beef, and Saga beef are countless. It is said that Hida cattle had been counterfeited in 2008, which is also regarded as one of the more important cattle breeds in Japan. Only those who are registered in the Hida Bull Breeding Association and have been raised for 14 months and have grown in the Hida area most of the time can be called "Hida Bull". If the meat quality does not reach a certain level, it can only be called "Hida Wagyu".

Naturally, a dinner of Hida beef barbecue is required for dinner. Hida beef's official website has an officially certified "cattle restaurant". The Hida area is mainly concentrated in Takayama City, Okuhida Onsen Township, Gifu and Gero City. "Maru Ming" is very close to the homestay, so naturally we chose this one during the night back from Kanazawa to Takayama. Others such as "Hida Beetle Tengu" are also very famous. Similarly, the hot spring hotel we stayed in Gero afterwards was also officially certified by Hida. The official website certification can be said to be clear to consumers.

Hida's official website: http://www.hidagyu-gifu.com

For the first time in Japan such a high-end beef cuisine, I also understood what it means to melt in the mouth. The fat distribution between the beef is even and the content is high, so whether it is roasted or shabu sukiyaki, the moment the fat bursts in the mouth, the fragrance is overflowing. Although it has not been pre-cured, it is only slightly roasted with the freshest meat, dipped in a special sauce, and it is great to eat directly. What's more, it is served with Japanese white rice. I have to talk about Japanese rice here. The rice in Japan is indeed delicious. Whether it is in a hot spring hotel or in a small roadside restaurant, the rice provided is the same. The crystal clear rice is full of grains, and will not be cooked hard or soft. Even sticky. The beef gravy flowing from Hida beef after roasting is also good for rice. Rich in fat wrapped in rice, it is icing on the cake. In addition, the more ordinary people's way of eating is to match with Park Yee Miso or just a bowl of Miso Soup, we can all eat a few bowls of rice happily.



Grained 5A Hida beef



Marui's signboard



The strip-shaped 5A beef is super powerful.



The beef is on the grill and can be eaten by turning it a little bit. It is very easy to cook. The fat dripped on the charcoal and immediately sparked Mars.



This is beef sukiyaki, for 2 people.



Meat slices cooked in sukiyaki should be eaten with raw eggs. This large piece of meat sucked into my mouth all at once, and it was delicious.

Is it expensive to eat Hida beef barbecue in Takayama? The four of us ate two servings of 5A-grade beef, grain and strip, and a beef sukiyaki pot for two, a large bowl of rice, a pot of shochu, and the checkout was 14,170 yen, about 780 yuan. Happy eating, not expensive, and enjoying good things in Japan is definitely worth the money.

If you pay close attention to the price of Hida beef in the store, you will find that the price of the best Hida beef in the supermarket is very reasonable.

The beef in the supermarket is divided into two kinds, domestic and Hida, which are classified according to frying and sashimi, and the inside of the sashimi is divided into Samsung, four-star and five-star levels according to the quality of meat and parts. In the food supermarket south of Takayama Station, a large box of five-star Hida beef (sashimi level) costs less than 1,500 yen, which is less than 100 yuan. If the homestay has a kitchen, it is also a good idea to cook it yourself.



Raw beef specialty.

In addition to dinner, there are more types of snacks made with hida beef. For example, beef buns are everywhere. The dough is very fluffy, but the filling is slightly sweet, and the price is 400 yen each, which does not meet my expectations for the hot pork bun. The other is beef skewers, which are more expensive, and Chaoshi is 700 skewers. There is not much oil, although the taste is good but the taste is far worse than Maru Ming.

Especially recommended is Hida beef sushi in Shimomachi, long queues that you will never turn a blind eye. We chose ginger soy sauce, salt, and warship three-in-one, because it was made on site, so we waited 10 minutes to buy it. The pink beef is covered on the sushi rice ball, like a very hot tuna. The taste was very refreshing. The three swallowed jujubes were eaten up at once. Because there was Maru Ming in the first place, I now recall that the pleasure at that time was indeed very strong and the taste was really unclear. There is also a 900 bowl of mixed beef, highly recommended. The restaurant ordered dishes made with animal offal. Japanese Xiaobai said that it was very difficult, but it was different at the roadside stall. When we saw the real thing, we knew what it was. The sauce is rich, very similar to our red braised beef, the meat is very soft and rotten, the beef tendons are very tough, but the sweet konjac is added, and the large amount of green onion is left intact to my boss. I still like to eat hot food.

In addition to these, we also ate beef croquette, beef curry buns, and finally bought hot drinks and bento at 711 opposite Takayama Station, and then set off for Gero.

Of course, alpine cuisine goes far beyond hida beef. Hida area is high in altitude, located in the mountains, away from the ocean, seafood is not easy to obtain, plus the long winter, the local developed its own unique pickles.

Others such as Hida Soba (from Shirakawa-go), Park Leaf Sauce (from Gero), and Mishou Shizuru (from Kanazawa) are all local dishes. This time I only stayed in Takayama for 2 nights, leaving some little unknown, and come to explore next time.



Meat shop on the ancient street.



Beef croquette. 200 yen.



Tripe pot.



Changlong shop, recognize "cow" and "sushi" is enough :)



This is a certified store.



Two for 600 yuan.



There is one more warship than 600 yuan. The senbei below is also super delicious.

I think that people who know Shirakawago will eventually go there. Shirakawago is too beautiful, too beautiful to be a fairy tale. Even if this is one of the most difficult places in central Japan with extremely developed transportation, it cannot stop people like me who are trying to find a dreamland.

It is said that in 1935, the German architect Bruno Julius Florian Taut introduced Hezhang Village in Shirakawa-go in his book "The Rediscovery of Japanese Beauty". The German architect wrote in the book: "Shirakawa-go, located in the mountainous area of ​​Japan, has a natural environment very similar to Switzerland in Europe, and the local residents live in a palm-shaped building structure, which is extremely harmonious with the natural environment. A very academic but simple sentence, which doesn't match the emotional travel essay, but this sentence can lead to my strongest feeling in Shirakawa-go: people learn nature and adapt to nature's instinct.

The settlement of Shirakawa Township is located in the northwest of Gifu Prefecture, Japan, surrounded by mountains, and the village of Zhuangchuan River flows from south to north. The altitude of Shirakawa-go ranges from 351m (Little Shirakawa) to 2702m (Baishan), which belongs to the Japanese "special snowy zone" and has a famous winter lighting scene every year.

There is a very legendary legend about this type of building with a combination of palms. According to legend, the rise of this kind of building was after the battle of Genping in Japan in the 13th century. In order to keep out the cold and avoid the chasing soldiers, I came up with this kind of house building that can be moved at any time. The most distinguishing feature of the house built with the palm is the structure of work and residence. Generally, the first floor is a living place, and potassium nitrate, a raw material for gunpowder, can be made under the floor. The structure of the palm-shaped roof is adapted to the sericulture industry that prevailed in the mid-term of Edo. The height of the house is two to three floors, and the upper layer is used for sericulture. Most of the photos produced by Hezhang on the Internet were taken from the observation platform on the mountain. The small houses are as cute as those in fairy tales. But when I walked to the front, I actually found that the house built by the joint was very large.

Japan started industrialization and urbanization earlier than China. The investigation and research of the settlement of the Chuan Township in Gifu Prefecture, Japan is a typical case of the research, protection and development of ancient villages in Japan. It is precisely driven by the protection and research of all parties. It was only in 1995 that the settlement was built as a world cultural heritage declared by UNESCO. In 1935, German architect Bruno Taut arrived in Shirakawa-go while doing a survey of traditional Japanese house styles. He was attracted by Shirakawa-go's house-building and the local customs and customs. In his book "The Rediscovery of Japanese Beauty" Medium and high praised the rationality of the house construction, and showed the world the life of the people who made the house together and its interior, saying it was "a sight that is rare in Japan and has never been seen before." In the more than ten years since then, research on Shirakawa-go has been carried out from the perspectives of sociology, local history, folklore, and architectural history. This is nearly half a century earlier than our country's attention and research on ancient villages after the 1990s. The collaborative research marked a change in the attitude of Japanese scholars from "aristocratic culture" to "community culture". Especially after the successful application of the legacy, it is very effective for commercial operations such as building protection in Baichuan Township and attracting tourism. These are all lessons that Chinese ancient village buildings can learn.



Shirakawa-go photographed on the road down the mountain.



Hachizakura is a special form of private house in Japan, featuring a thatched wooden roof. The herringbone-shaped roof is like "joining hands", which is called "joining palms". Like many wooden buildings in southern China, Hezhang made no nails during the construction process. It completely relied on a structure similar to a tenon and mortise and connected by a straw rope, but it was very strong. The sloped herringbone roof makes it easier for rainwater and snow to slide off, especially in winter when heavy snow does not crush the roof. The thick-grass thatched cottage, which runs north-south and is perpendicular to the mountain range, can block the cold wind that has been blown due to the low terrain, and at the same time adjusted the amount of sunlight, so that the wooden house does not snow in winter and not hot in summer. It is really the wisdom that people endowed by nature.

See how thick thatch is on the roof.



The only drawback of such a magical building is that the old roof thatch needs to be replaced every once in a while. This work requires a lot of manpower. Renovation of the roof of each house requires the concerted efforts of the whole village. This kind of cooperation is called "knot".



There are only 8 Noi buses from Takayama to Shirakawa every day. We depart from Takayama at 8:50 and arrive at Shirakawago at 9:40. To be honest, from Nagoya to Takayama, it was already night, and I did n’t experience the scenery of the central bus route, but from the high mountain, I suddenly got into the mountain, the maple trees are red in the mountains, the white clouds are drooping, and the mountains are foggy The beautiful scenery makes me look forward to Shirakawago's iconic Hezhangwu.

No reservation is required at 8:50, as long as you buy a ticket, a car will take you to Shirakawa-go.



Because the altitude here is relatively high, the clouds on the mountain are like a fairyland.



Tickets are not required in Hezhang Village. Walking through the dangling suspension bridge from the parking lot and entering Ogimachi. There are many villages in Shirakawa-go, and Ogimachi and Wugushan are two of them. It is said that there is also a village in Gero, which is relatively small. Most of the houses in Hezhang built in Di village have been converted into commercial buildings. Some of them have been changed to bed and breakfasts in order to allow tourists to experience the life of ancient buildings in Hezhang. Some are used as shops and restaurants, and a small number are for tourists. The large-scale Hezhang built ancient houses, such as the "Hetian Family" who lived in Hezhang Village in 1573, and the largest Hezhang built in the village "Mingshan Temple Curry", etc., which will be charged.

The shops next to the parking lot.



Enter the suspension bridge of the village.



The yellow leaves of the village entrance are very beautiful.



The trees on Zhuangchuan blocked the buildings in the village and protected the secrets of the villagers.



I heard the bobbins who have been to Ogimachi in Shirakawa-go. It ’s already too commercial, but I feel very good. Although there are shops on both sides of the main street, walking down the alley is quieter, and the farm is beside the house Very rich. If there is no business, relying on government affairs funding alone, I am afraid that it cannot support such protection achievements. China has a saying "Chinese, it is the world", and so is Japan. When a regional culture is called a classic, it will naturally attract foreign tourists and will naturally enhance the local commercial development. Being able to embark on a virtuous circle will allow us to see more such natural, scientific and interesting human civilization. In fact, I want to say that Japanese business is also not annoy, the streets are clean and tidy, the shops sell seasonal persimmons and local specialty products, and it is quite fun to stroll around.

The shops and restaurants on the top of the mountain are all messages from tourists and the most beautiful old photos.



Doujie Honpo is a famous store in the central region, and many shops have been seen along the way.



To catch up with the market for persimmons, local families basically have persimmon trees, which are not expensive.



Because we had to take a 13:50 car to Kanazawa in the afternoon, we strolled around Shirakawa-go along this route: enter the village through the suspension bridge, first walk down the main street, and take a minibus to the observatory for 200 yen. Then walk down the mountain and visit the Hetian family closest to the foot of the mountain. Then I walked halfway along the main street, then took a photo of the concave shape with fewer people in the back, and finally ate buckwheat noodles at the entrance of the village.

These two are the drivers of the minibus on the observatory, are chatting and chatting. Again, show you the thick thatch above their heads.



The Seongsan Observatory is a must visit. Almost all the most beautiful landscape photos of Shirakawa-go are from here. In front of the visitor center of the village, there is a paid small bus to and from the village. It takes only more than twenty Minutes. It is recommended that the minibus go up the mountain and walk down the mountain, because the mountainside has a good angle to see the village. When we went up the mountain, it started to rain a little, and stayed at the top of the mountain for half an hour and waited for the sun to come out. As a result, the father-in-law was too shy. However, Shirakawa in front of him is also very beautiful. There is also a shop on the top of the mountain. In fact, the entire Gifu is still not very profitable. I have been looking for favorite refrigerator stickers along the road, and I have not bought one. The air here is very good, with the addition of light rain, the cold air brings a relaxed feeling of getting out of the city, and can't help but breathe a few more breaths to replenish fendol.

From the close-up view of the distant focus of the observatory, the largest building below is the Hetian family.

The Hetian family is the nearest building that can be visited from the mountain. The cost for one person is 300 yen. I still have to take off my shoes and go in for a visit. The space inside is really huge, with a shrine, beautiful sliding doors, and a fire on the first floor. Climb the second floor, you can see the slope roof. Looking up, you can see a very high roof, staggered with thick wooden beams, and touch the thick thatch with your hand. It is really a very thick wall. There is a ladder on the second floor to climb a few probes to see the space for raising silkworms on the third floor. The wooden stair steps are very narrow, because the perennial stepping becomes very smooth, I almost stepped on the air and threw the camera out.



The windows on the second floor of the Hotan family are also very beautiful.



Inclined beam on the second floor.



Step on the escalator to see the three-story space.

In addition, there is a hot spring in Shirakawa-go: "Soup in Shirakawa-go". On the main street in the village of Hezhangzao in Shirakawa-go, you can wash away your fatigue after a day of sightseeing. The cost is only a few hundred yen.

Because of the relationship between time and rain, we did not continue to explore other fee-paying buildings. In fact, the rain on this day is very funny. Most of the time it is because of the mountains and mountains, it rains so much that it stops. Find the lovely bed and breakfast building. Everyone stopped to take a picture of the concave shape, and the sun came out.



Looking east and west.



Welcome to my house as a guest styling.



A local backyard.



A rice field that has just been harvested.



The humid environment covered the roof with moss.



I saw a very red maple tree variety in Shirakawa-go, and it was really a bit red in the greenery.



If I had such a home, picking chrysanthemums under the hedge, and seeing Nanshan's state of mind at ease, I came to my hands.



Although the size of Hongye is not large and the momentum is not enough, but the elf is lovely.



This should be a homestay. The price of Shirakawa B & B should be around 5,000 yen per person.

Near noon, the breakfast of rice balls bought at Takayama Station in the morning was exhausted. It was time to find Shirakawa soba noodles. The restaurants and cafes in Shirakawa-go are clearly marked on the map of Shirakawa-go. We did n’t do our homework. We passed a small restaurant called “present and past” at the entrance of the suspension bridge. Literature and art, opened the door and went in.

Soba is one of the most vegetarian noodles in Japan, and the soba noodles in Shirakawago are local specialties. The boss in front of the counter of this shop is in charge of ordering, tidying up the table and checking out. Just waiting to observe this little restaurant while waiting. The table in the restaurant with pure wooden structure is very close. Looking up, you can see the handwritten menu posted on the wall around the house. There is a beautiful landscape photo of Shirakawago hanging in the height. At the bar, a Taiwanese couple is seriously treating Pu Ye Miso beef dishes that are flourishing in front of each other. The four men at the next table ordered a set meal and added beer. After waiting for a while, the four of us served the noodles. Except mine was buckwheat cold noodles, the other three places were soup noodles, but some of the soups were mushrooms and vegetables. To say that this bowl of noodles is really a lot of weight, the clear soup noodles are covered with some radish puree, shallots and mustard. It tastes refreshing from the beginning to the feet without any greasy feeling. I also ordered a grilled fish and a cold slave (Japanese tofu) for a total of 3850 yen.



The curtains of the past and present are very small.



Couple sitting at the bar



Cold buckwheat noodles.



Hot buckwheat noodles.



Grilled fish.

Walking across the suspension bridge and turning back to say goodbye to this lovely little village, I suddenly noticed that two rainbows appeared on Zhuangchuan. One day I will come again, Bibi to see the red in the autumn and the white in the winter, who is the most beautiful.



Inconvenient to visit in rainy days, but harvested a beautiful rainbow. There is also a faint second above the clear one, which straddles the Zhuangchuan and turns beautifully.



There is also a Hezhang building complex near the station, which is also a toll attraction. It gathers more than a dozen Hezhang buildings in different eras, which is very worthwhile to stay.



The rain keeps coming, and we are leaving. Goodbye, Shirakawa.

Kanazawa ’s Kaga cuisine is very famous, and its main feature is seafood. But for the food part of Kanazawa this time, our goal is the Omimachi market. Last year I went to Shangyin Aquatic Products in Taipei, where they mainly serve seafood restaurants and seafood restaurants for tourists. In fact, the Kuromon Market in Osaka and the Nishiki Market in Kyoto also attracted me, but the rows in the itinerary were very full. This is the first time that a cheap and affordable Japanese local market, similar to the Omimachi market. I just experienced the excitement and vigor of the local fish market in Venice early this year. What does Omimachi in Kanazawa look like?

There are only two bus stops from Kanazawa Train Station to Omimachi Market, so we first visited here when we arrived in Kanazawa. Walking into the market, hey, it's hilarious. The area is thousands of square meters and there are 7 channels in the vertical and horizontal, mainly selling seafood, of course, there are some non-staple food and vegetable and fruit shops.

Someone said, "Don't ask what fish you want to eat when you come to Hokuriku, but ask what fish you want to eat!" This sentence fully reveals the pride of Hokuriku people in their hometown's rich fishery. Less than four o'clock in the afternoon, the Omimachi market, which opened early, is still very lively. The stall was filled with fresh fish, crabs, shrimps, and various seafood. Every year from November to March of the following year, it is the season for Hokuriku seafood to be marketed. For example, the current season is the mass market of Matsuba crabs produced in Ishikawa Prefecture. The seafood displayed in the market stalls are pre-treated, very clean and there is not much ice water flowing to the ground, so the whole market is very clean.



The staff of this aquatic shop are young men. They don't have the style of an old shop, but they have youthful energy.



The Japanese market sells seafood not by quantity, but by quantity. Prices of different sizes also vary.



The processed sashimi will also be written in the place of origin, it is really cheap and fresh.



This store hangs a very exaggerated store logo.



Shrimp I don't know, so fat. A basket of 3500 yen.



One sweet shrimp is 100 yen and 5 yuan. The store will take care of it for you, peel off the skin, and have condiments next to it. Just stand and eat directly.



Another kind of shrimp, still unknown, is called "shrimp" in my eyes.



Daxianbei, 4 pieces for 600 yuan, so sweet. Must not be missed when passing by.



Super fresh sea urchins and oysters were also bought by the store. One sea urchin 800, one oyster 1,000 yen. The oysters are very large, filling up the entire shell, not fishy at all, and a little sweet. It's completely different from what you eat in China.



Some stalls provide temporary seats for guests to "swallow".



There are also a variety of seafood grills, which are cheap and good, so many people line up.



We found a very traditional pickled seafood shop in the small passage.



Most of them are marinated with salt and then mixed with some sesame or rice wine.



This is marinated salmon. It has a strong taste of rice wine and is very suitable for drinking.



The owner is a lovely old grandma who also painted makeup and wore unique costumes. This shop can give customers first to buy and then taste, will give you a lot more when you hold the box.



In addition to various seasonal seafood, the by-products are even more dazzling. Japanese food likes to have a plum and it will make you tired and appetizing. The price is not cheap.



This house sells all stains, that is pickles.



This is a traditional Japanese kimchi made with rice bran sauce, and it is also sold as a whole.



Fish fillet squid and the like. I bought a package and tasted it, it was very hard, I don't know if there is any other way to eat directly.



It is also a variety of large persimmons, and it is still tough to see a lot along the way. Finally, I bought Microsoft's persimmon in Hachiman, which is very sweet.



This is freshly picked fungus.



Amazing, a box of fresh matsutake for 2,000 yen.



The big one will cost 1,200 yen.



Wasabi produced in Shizuoka Prefecture is the original face of Japanese green mustard. Wasabi grows in paddy fields. It must be in clear water to survive. It takes three years for a wasabi to grow up to serve. The better is five years.



A variety of vegetable stalls, a lively family of vegetables.



Cute girl selling seaweed.

When you come to Omimachi, you can eat half full when you walk, but our big show is to find a seafood restaurant.

I'm a noodle controler, and I satisfy myself with various noodles every time I don't know what to eat. But in central Japan, it is true that eating all kinds of rice is king. When you come to the Omimachi market, you must find a small shop to eat a bowl of paella before it is complete. Paella, the seafood bowl in Japanese cuisine, also known as sashimi rice, sashimi rice, etc. The important thing in the paella is the word "fresh". The seafood market selling seafood bowl is also justified. The origin of the seafood rice bowl is the fisherman rice eaten by the fishermen on the boat or on the pier. The Tokyo Tsukiji Market that I have been to before also has restaurants that operate similar to seafood tongs. When it came to Kanazawa, it became more popular and symbolized. The seafood don is not as cold as you think. With just a sip, you will sweep away the bowl of rice like a cloud.

After lining up for an hour and a half, I finally sat in the Jingamiya store, with the bar behind me, where I could see the master's operation. The method is very simple. There is only one sushi chef in Jing Mi, and he handles 4-5 seafood bowls at the same time. First put the rice in a large bowl, topped with freshly cut tuna, octopus, shrimp, scallops, salted salmon roe, sea urchin and other seasonal fish and shellfish.

Omimachi Market Website: http://ohmicho-ichiba.com/

Omi Town Market Inoya

Location 33-1 Kamiomi Town, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Business hours Weekdays 11:00 to 21:00

Saturday 10: 00 ~ 20: 00

Sundays and holidays 10:00 to 15:30

http://www.ohmicho-inoya.com/access/index.html



A sushi chef who is concentrating on making.



A similar dish of seafood rice bowl is "loose sushi". Loose sushi is made by spreading fish and shellfish sashimi used to make handshake and shattering it on rice. The biggest difference between Sansushi and seafood rice bowl is that Sansushi uses vinegar rice, and the sushi restaurant will create a sense of gorgeousness through the unique exquisite display. The seafood rice bowl originates from the fisherman's rice, so it is more bold than delicate. Do not hesitate to use fresh ingredients, and put them into the bowl in the same amount. Rice is not vinegar rice, but ordinary plain rice. The quality of the material will affect the taste of seafood rice bowl.

I ordered a special offer and shared it with my husband. Jing Mi's seafood rice slices are thicker. This sashimi has the most species.



Jing Mi's seafood rice slices are thicker, and wild vegetables are added when steaming the rice, so the rice is also delicious. This sashimi has the most species. The left side of the two sweet shrimps are yellow and white, which are fish eggs and fish white, respectively. Yubai is the essence. The fish white surface is sticky and slippery, the mouth is silky, and the mouthfeel is soft, resembling egg custard.

When you eat the seafood rice bowl that almost overflows from the big bowl, you can eat the ingredients with soy sauce in a small dish, or you can drunk the soy sauce on the rice bowl and eat it. This method of eating Don't have another flavor. I am a person who likes to be lively, and this "family portrait" seafood gathering is definitely my love.

The sea jewel box, the seafood doner that I love so much.

Kanazawa is located in the center of Hokuriku, close to the Sea of ​​Japan, and the rich and delicious seafood makes the exquisite Kaga cuisine here. The humid environment here is most suitable for the production of lacquer ware and gold leaf crafts, making Kanazawa the premier place of crafts in Japan. Whether it is delicious food or craft aesthetics, it has the shadow of Kyoto, but it also has its own unique personality, which also gives Kanazawa culture a strong and gentle atmosphere.

"Kanazawa" properly interprets the history of the city. In the 15th century, Kanazawa was under the rule of the Buddhist Autonomous Government. In 1583, the regime was overthrown by the Maeda family, the leader of the powerful Maeda family. The next thing is more interesting. Three consecutive centuries of rice harvest have made the Kaga region the most prosperous region in Japan. Because of wealth, the Maeda family began to fund various cultural and artistic undertakings, much like the Medici family in Florence provided funding for the great artists of the Italian Renaissance at that time. Today Kanazawa has become the main cultural center of Japan. During World War II, because the military status here was not so important, Kanazawa did not suffer much damage. The history and culture here are also well protected.

Before traveling, I didn't have a very detailed experience of the city of Kanazawa. I only got a deep understanding of this place after adding the local experience and consulting the information after returning. The reason was that I saw a Japanese website in October predicting that November 18 is Kanazawa and Six Gardens, and I decided to stay in Takayama for one night. In fact, from Takayama to Shirakawa-go, you can take an hour and a half of the Nohi Bus to Kanazawa, and take the last bus from Kanazawa to Takayama the next day. You have time to enjoy a Hida beef barbecue dinner in Takayama. The itinerary is very smooth.

The hotel we stayed in Kanazawa was right next to Kanazawa jr station. I went to Kenrokuen early the next morning. Just walk to the station and take the retrograde route of Kanazawa Kanazawa Tour, and you will arrive at Kenrokuen Station in 20 minutes. Get off and follow the flow of people through a commercial street built on a slope to the entrance of Kenrokuen Garden. In the car, we happened to meet a Taiwanese couple who were also staying in Takayama Sangya. Kanazawa is their last stop, and they will return to Nagoya that night and fly back to Taiwan. And in our itinerary, Kanazawa is the first part of this trip.



Inside the rain pavilion at the time of Jianliu Garden.



Take a bus from Kanazawa Station to Kenrokuen. The machine next to the driver is amazing, you can change it, and you can buy tickets.



Kenrokuen ’s name may be bigger. It is said that it is also known as the three major Japanese gardens with Mito ’s “Kai Paradise” and Okayama ’s “Korakuen”. I haven't visited the other two places, it should be a place that is only involved in a deep tour. Various places in Japan will package their excellent attractions very well, such as the now popular Kagoshima Kumamoto, etc., are successful tourism commercial operations. Therefore, the most famous Japanese attractions will be given the title of one of the big XX. Reputable, but it does have strength

The entrance of Kenrokuen Garden, or the red or yellow maple leaves, has made us look forward to.



The sunshine in the morning is very beautiful. When we walked into the garden, we felt like we walked into the botanical garden. This big tree should be very old.

This Edo-style courtyard, along with the renovation of the ancient city owners, especially after the thirteenth lord Qitai built the pool of Xia, it made the garden complete and open. Because it is in line with the Song Dynasty poet Li Gefei's "Luoyang Famous Garden" article described "magnificent, secluded, manpower, Canggu, Shuiquan, Yuanwang" six wins, because it was named "Jian Liuyuan. It can be seen that in ancient China, China was still imitated and worshiped by various Japanese.

The entrance of Kenrokuen Garden, or the red or yellow maple leaves, has made us look forward to.



The humid environment is very suitable for the growth of various mosses. The green carpets on the ground are all small moss plants.



Xiachi and Neiqiao Pavilion.



Neiqiao Pavilion. In the side room is a snack bar where you can eat small snacks such as red bean soup.



Please note that there is a water bird sleeping on the roof. If you don't look closely, you won't find it.



The three highlights of Kanazawa and Six Gardens I summarized are: Huizhen Lantern, Snow Hanger, and Shiyuting.

It is said that the two feet of this Hui Lan lantern are like pillars supporting strings. I feel like a compass. The lantern was actually inconspicuous under the tree beside the pond. I didn't pay attention. The result was that the lantern was piggybacked in the photo of Xiazhichi but the two feet were not clear. But I don't think the trivial lantern has become the representative mark of Kenrokuen or even Kanazawa, which surprised me.

Huizhen Stone Lantern (web picture).



Snow crane is very eye-catching. The so-called snow sling is to take the number of pillars with a height of more than 1 meter as the center, and hang the rope from the top to the branches of the tree to form an umbrella-shaped rope frame. When it snows in winter, the branches will not be crushed by the snow because they are supported by this hanging rope frame. When you come to Jianliu Garden to see the snow scene in winter, it is mainly based on this snow crane. In fact, in my opinion, this is far worse in technical content than the construction of the Hezhang House I saw in Shirakawa-go.

Huge snow crane.



Let's talk about the third Shiyu Pavilion, which is also my favorite in Jianliu Garden.

Shiyu Pavilion is the main tea room in Jianliu Garden. It was damaged during World War II and was rebuilt on the original site in 2000. Before listening to Liu Su ’s lecture on “Japanese Ancient Architecture and Garden Art”, he mentioned that the exquisiteness of the Japanese tea room has never been forgotten. Therefore, at Shiyu Pavilion in Kenrokuen Garden, we also experienced a cup of green tea and refreshments in the Japanese garden.



Outside Shi Yuting.

Buy matcha tea and fruit experience coupons at the entrance of Shiyuting, 720 yen per person. In fact, there is also a set of sencha and wagashi, which is half cheaper, but it is still traditional to drink matcha. Buy a good ticket, follow the professional tea ceremony teacher to enter the east house first, sit on the tatami to admire the small courtyard outside the tea room, relax and meditate. In the Japanese tea ceremony, it has a lot to do with Buddhist Zen. Hecha is not a tea, but a meditation process.

From the outside of Shi Yuting, sneak a look at the inside.



Matcha ticket.



Exquisite courtyard outside the waiting area.



Snapshot of the tea ceremony teacher.



There are such rope-bound stones on the ground around the tea room. It is said to mark the boundaries of the sacred tea room.



The courtyard of the tea room is also designed with delicate flowing water, which flows into the water system of Kenrokuen Garden.



This wagashi is so beautiful.

Chinese and foreign tourists sat in a room, but everyone was very quiet. After waiting for almost 5 minutes, the teacher took us to the west house. This room was much larger than before. The tatami mat was covered with red blankets. On tatami. On the left hand side is the stove used in the tea ceremony, but the experience here, the teacher does not make matcha on the spot, this stove is just a display.

After everyone sits down, the teacher will give you refreshments in portions. The refreshment is a very delicate wagashi in the shape of small flowers. It is placed on a light blue ceramic plate. I really can't get it down.



Waka fruit with tea.

The tea ceremony teacher began to serve matcha in turn. The whole process of Fengcha is done on a knee, and the matcha hands are delivered to everyone, and the teacher bows to everyone. Then keep kneeling and move to the guests in front of you, then serve tea. Each of us has a different dish. What I got was Kanazawa, Kanazawa's local, just held with two hands, the color is very beautiful, the bottom is green, and it gradually changes to golden. Matcha is actually only a bite, and the taste is very bitter, so it neutralizes the sweetness of the wagashi. Turn the tea bowl in your hand three times in the way you drink matcha in your memory, and then drink tea.

After using the tea, you can admire the west courtyard on the corridor of this house. The courtyard of Shiyu Pavilion is too delicate, where to plant a tree and place a stone are all carefully designed. Beauty is beautiful, but the latter is more wild than the neglected courtyard of Takayama Jinya.



Such a big bowl has always used the bottom of the bowl.



Dark green very thick matcha and fruit.



My Kutani Shabucha is beautiful.



Entrance to Seongsun Pavilion in Kenrokuen Garden.



Red leaves in Kenrokuen



I saw a maple leaf here. The wind blows like wheat waves.



Jianliu Garden with six gardens.



Observation deck on the mountain.



Kenrokuen is very big and beautiful, and we spent so much energy to get here without wasting our time.

Not only does it attract tourists from Japan, but also local students and elderly people will come here to enjoy the beauty of the four seasons. Kenrokuen Garden is built on a high place and overlooks the entire Kanazawa city. Finally, the beautiful half-day time here ends with the roasted glutinous rice balls bought in Kenrokuen. The Japanese like to eat glutinous rice. They are really hungry, and a string of three meatballs is immediately full.

The white fat balls are warm and soft.

The official website of Kenrokuen: http://www.pref.ishikawa.jp/siro-niwa/kenrokuen/

You can check various activities and transportation routes here.

The Kenrokuen Garden will be open every night in spring, summer, autumn, and the east, with seasonal lighting activities at night and admission is free. Usually Friday and Saturday, you can check in advance.

Our maple tour in Hokuriku, Japan, culminated in the half-day of Kenrokuen. But Kanazawa's wonderfulness is far from over. Kanazawa in autumn is famous for the beauty of the six gardens of maple red and Japanese gardens. In addition to this, Kanazawa has a lot of interesting places, which is why Kanazawa has always been loved by tourists to Hokuriku. Around Kenrokuen, there are many streets where former geishas and Japanese samurai lived, beautiful temples, and a lot of museums.

At the Kanazawa Transportation Hub: East Exit of Kanazawa Train Station, you will never miss Kanazawa's first famous landmark: Gumen. Because it is so huge that no one can see it, it is said to be built after imitating Noh Drum. An important means of transportation for our one-day trip to Kanazawa: the Kanazawa Bus departs from the east exit of the train station. A 500 yen pass, a bus route, and a 12-hour tour, Kanazawa is at your feet.



Landmark of Kanazawa: Drum Gate.

East Chawu Street. What to watch: Luxury 10,000mm, gold leaf.

Kanazawa, like Kyoto, has many streets full of Japanese style, and Higashi Chaya Street is one of them. The bus crosses the Asano River and arrives at Higashi Chaya Street. In ancient times, this street was a famous hedonic street, and it cultivated many famous geisha. This is a bit similar to the garden of Kyoto, and there are still geishas, ​​but there are only a few more quiets. Walking into Dongchawu Street, you will immediately feel the difference between this place and the surroundings. A street with a length of about 100 meters is lined with two-story wooden buildings on both sides, and a row of red-brown fine lattice windows is on the outside of the first floor. Walking here is like being in the Edo period.



Dongchawu Street under nightfall.



A low-rise two-story building near Dongchawu Street.



At the entrance, I met the cute Akita dog and the owner.



Kanazawa Kaga Bran is not a room, the bran sold is an ingredient in high-quality Japanese food.

The sky darkened, and the golden lights showed the ancient temperament here.

In these ancient buildings, many old kiosks, tea houses and gold-foil old brands are concentrated. Foil One is a gold leaf shop on Dongchawu Street, specializing in selling gold leaf supplies. The gold leaf ice cream launched by his family is super popular, and it is only 891 yen. You can eat two without stress! Our time at the door of Foil 1 was almost at 4:30 in the afternoon. An uncle was queuing to buy ice cream at the end of the queue to maintain order. At that time, the sale had stopped. My face was flushed, and I discussed it with my uncle. Can I buy one? I guess it's because I am a tourist. I guess I missed it and never tasted it again. Uncle hesitated or smiled and put me in the queue. The production of gold foil ice cream is very simple. From the ice cream machine, make an egg cone as usual, and then the waiter clamps a piece of gold foil with tweezers to gently cover the surface of the ice cream, and you are done. Fresh cow's milk is covered with a whole piece of gold foil. How does it feel to eat it? Let me tell you, the gold leaf has almost no taste, and the mouth is full of rich milk.

Why is it possible to eat gold leaf ice cream only here in Japan? Why can the Kanazawa people be local tyrants to eat gold? (And we can only eat dirt ...)! This is because of Kanazawa ’s abundant gold mine resources, rainy and snowy climate, and years of technological improvements, local gold foil production accounts for almost 99% of Japan ’s total domestic production. In addition to gold leaf ice cream, Dongchawu Street also sells a series of related products such as gold leaf coffee, gold leaf toner, gold leaf puffs, and gold leaf cakes. There is always an illusion of gold everywhere on the street.

The small gold pieces weighing 5 cents are beaten by the machine into gold foils that are one ten thousandths of a millimeter thick and 16 square meters in size, and then separated by special paper and paper that are also traditional Kanazawa craftsmanship. . It sounds simple, you must press the gold piece with your hands to make it evenly pressed, and your fingers may be hit at any time; each process requires absolute meditation and breathing control. A breeze may turn the gold foil into pieces. Therefore, it is not an exaggeration to say that gold foil ice cream is more a craft than a food.



At the foil-to-gold store, on the right is the team to buy ice cream.



Edible gold foil that can be used in dishes.



Foreign fruits made of gold foil.



Gold leaf crafts.



Gold foil coffee (web picture).

Kanazawa Castle Park. What to watch: The ruins of Kaga that were destroyed and rebuilt.

Opposite Kenrokuen Garden is Kanazawa Castle Park. The original map is called "Castle Town Park", which is actually a ruin in Kanazawa City, which can be visited for free. Crossing the Ishikawa Bridge, I saw the towering tower called "Ishikawa Gate." One of the original gates of the ancient city of Kanazawa is similar to the status of the ancient gate in Suzhou. Today's Kanazawa Castle, except for the original buildings of Ishikawa Gate, Linglu, and fifty long houses, the rest are modern products that were burned down and then rebuilt. In a huge park, there is really nothing left in the building, but the history of the Kaga Fan is recorded in detail in the archives in the city. The cherry blossoms in spring and the maple leaves in autumn are also very beautiful.



Entrance to Kanazawa Castle Park.



Linglu after repairs.



Kanazawa Castle Park has beautiful plants.



An unknown courtyard in Kanazawa Castle Park.

Oyama Shrine. What to see: The hidden beauty shoot location in the ancient temple.

There is very little information about Oyama Shrine, and it is just a small mark on the map of Kanazawa. From the "Miyamori Sakaguchi" in Kanazawa Castle Park, which is the Toyama Gate of the Oyama Shrine, we walked in. I did not expect to find a very beautiful scenery behind the Oyama Shrine. A fake island in the shape of an ancient instrument such as a lute and a pond spring-style garden with a bridge, and then draw a beautiful oil painting with the yellow leaves and green water plants of the season. Because the vegetation here is extremely dense, so although it is a sunny day, the sun here is shaded like a cloudy day, which is very suitable for shooting portraits. Under such light, the skin will appear white and delicate.



Oyama Shrine Hikyo Garden.



po pictures of the deity, to illustrate the beautiful portraits taken here.



Going forward, we arrived at the front gate of Oyama Shrine, which is a three-story gate with fusion and Chinese and Western styles. Since it was built in 1875, it is now designated as an important cultural heritage of Japan. In addition, there are also portraits of the Maeda family and his wife in the shrine, which is also a testimony to the history of this ancient shrine.

East Gate entrance.



The all-wood Dongshen Gate opened the mysterious entrance of the Oyama Shrine.



The ancient torii, lanterns and ancient trees add a lot of spirit to this place.



Oyama Shrine Shinmon Gate.

Fu Fu House. A civilian-priced seafood restaurant and Japanese-style izakaya.

A day of sightseeing basically depends on the 11th road, and at night it is unsurprisingly exhausting. Back to the hotel to rest for a while, ready to go out for food. The Kanazawa Castle Hotel where you live is just east of the Kanazawa station entrance. There are many restaurants around it. Because it is the evening meal time, the restaurants on the road side have to wait. Later, I saw the introduction of the restaurant upstairs at the entrance of the building opposite the hotel. I felt good and made an elevator to this Fufu house on the second floor. The entrance is not large, but the inside is not small, and the small single rooms provide enough privacy. The menu is really too rich, let us think about it. Finally, we selected a few in-store recommendations and added drinks and beer.

Fufuya is a typical Japanese izakaya, and the famous white wooden houses, fishermen, and Yuwan belong to a catering group, which are cheap and good. It is generally not too bad to find the favorite restaurants to these few.





Fufu house wine list.



Caesar salad.



Winter features: Hokkaido seafood pot. The ingredients are seafood and vegetables from Japan.



There is a gas stove underneath, so you don't need to add water, and use the moisture released by the vegetables to cook other ingredients. Add two more pieces of butter to add aroma. When I eat it, I take out a piece of fish meat and a piece of celestial shell, like a treasure hunt. I always want to use a spoon to scoop up to see what is hidden in the thick soup.



The squid marinated in Hokkaido soy sauce is cold and cold, and the taste is very special. Finally, we threw it into the hot pot and cooked it hot.



Hand-made tofu, rich in dip.



Popular skewers platter.



The rice wine pickled tuna bought earlier in Kanazawa market is our appetizer.

It is said that the city through which the river passes is romantic, rich and cultural, and Kanazawa has a lively male river-Xichuan, and a warm and feminine river-Asano River. This makes the city that often rains in winter more poetic and picturesque.



The red torii in the backyard of the pavement small shrine.



Mirror flower pass next to Asano River, every family is a high-grade pavilion.



The red leaves have fallen, but Asanogawa still does not stop.



It's a pity that the lovely Miwu Coffee Shop didn't have time to sit in.



On the same road, the coffee shop and the izakaya are harmonious and very harmonious.



The night is dark, and the shop selling Okonomiyaki is still waiting for the lone diners.

East Chaya Street. Foil One

1-15-4 Higashiyama, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Phone: + 81-76-253-0891

Website: http://www.hakuichi.co.jp/

Business hours: 9: 00 ~ 18: 00

Fukuya

〒920-0847 4-1 Horikawacho, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture Central Building 2F

phone:

+81-76-222-8588

Opening hours:

Monday to Thursday 17:00 to 3:00 am, Friday / Saturday / holiday 17:00 to 5:00 am, Sunday / holiday 17:00 to 1:00 am

Per capita consumption: 2,800 yen per capita

On the fourth day of arriving in central Japan, we took JR to Gero.

There was an episode before sitting in JR. The ticket was bought at the Takayama JR station one day in advance. The ticket costs 970 yen per person. The next day we entered the station with a ticket and we were stopped. The station clerk Jia Lila told us a big pass, we didn't understand what it meant. Takayama Station is very small. At that time, there were several trains. The station attendants were busy. I was very worried about the delay of the train I wanted to take. Later we spoke English, the station attendant spoke Japanese, very slow Japanese, and the chicken and duck talked for a while, only to understand that the 14:48 train we were going to take was an express train, and the fare should be 1620 yen. But the gentleman who sold our tickets yesterday gave us basic tickets, so we have to get on the bus to make up for the money. The station clerk saw us understand, and then let us queue up to get on the bus. Sit down in the free seat to find a seat. I saw JR Takayama Station selling railway bento before the ticket inspection, but I have no chance to buy it. Leave a little regret and will hook me to come next time.

Along the Nagara River, we took the JR Takayama Main Line for 1 hour, and we arrived at this central hot spring town. Central Japan is very interesting, there is a good summary: All is linked by water. There is the Asano River in Kanazawa, the Miya River in the high mountains, the Zhuang River in Shirakawa-go, the Itano River in Mino, and the Hida River in Gero. The place where the river flows, nourishes a side of water and nurtures a population of residents. Although the central part is far away from the sea, the air is very fresh and moist because there are rivers everywhere.

In the Edo period, the Confucianist Lin Luoshan described this in his poems: Kusatsu, Arima, and Gero are the three most famous springs in Japan. Staying at a Japanese-style hot spring hotel and viewing maple leaves at the Onsenji Temple are the main reasons for our stay in Gero. The enthusiastic hotel staff introduced us to the hotel floor and the opening hours of the hot spring, and provided us with very important information: Gero Hot Spring Temple is in the night maple viewing period.

Before dinner time, we decided to go to the Wenquan Street Hot Spring Temple. There are hot spring streets in hot spring towns across Japan. Gero Hot Spring Street is the main venue for the hot spring market, night market, and fireworks display on the summer riverside. There are many souvenir shops on both sides selling local famous goods. Because hot spring hotels basically provide breakfast and dinner, and guests often choose to eat twice a night, so there are fewer restaurants in Japanese hot spring towns, and only convenience stores or small shops sell some food.



Hida River passes through Gero, and there are hot spring hotels on both sides.

Gero Onsen Street is built along the Hida River. It takes only 10 minutes to walk from Onsen Street to Onsen Temple, but to visit the pharmacist Buddha, you have to climb 173 steps and cross a cemetery to reach Onsen Temple on the mountain. . In Japan, because the ancestors will bless every generation, the cemetery is full of feng shui treasures. It is quite normal for the cemetery to be next to the house.



Only climb the 173 steps to reach the hot spring temple.



Climbing to the end of the steps, the mountain gate of Hot Spring Temple is raised, and the tall and old maple forest is ready to come out.



Walking into the mountain gate, he was immediately stunning.



Walking into the gate of the Hot Spring Temple, directly above the main hall, is the most hierarchical and lively maple leaf group seen for the first time on this trip. At the front of the door, there is an obscure stone Buddha statue. This is the legendary pharmacist who turned into an egret. It is said that if the pharmacist in the hot spring temple comes to bless the local residents to enjoy an endless stream of hot springs, the spring water can be used to treat a disease by placing the spring water somewhere in the Buddha statue.

Tang Hang pharmacist is like a deity.



The pharmacist Buddha who just showered the hot spring water radiated a gentle and peaceful light around him.



The hot spring temple is built on the mountainside, not large in size but quite cavernous. There is also a foot soup in the right hand inside the gate, directly opposite the main hall. Soaking feet in front of the Buddha and admiring the maple is not a collision here, but it is very harmonious. Going back around the main hall, there was even a small Inari Shrine. The maple trees are quite old, with tall and lush foliage, and they set up a maple trail. Continue along the path up to the famous Yunoshima Onsen Hotel in Gero.

In the Maple Trail behind the main hall, the right hand is Inari Shrine and Mito Wash.



As the sky nears dark, the lights are already on, and the color of the maple trees is more dazzling due to the spotlights.



Walking along the Fenglin Trail to the mountain is the gate behind the hot spring temple. A wooden sign of "Onsen Temple Maple Moon Court" is a good interpretation of the scenery in front of you.



The red leaves echo the Uva of the main hall.



Many Japanese couples will choose to come to Xia Lvxiao to live together and enjoy the maple in the rain, which is really romantic.



The distant mountains in the rain are not real. The fog is glaring, showing the charm of ancient maple.



Because we were greedy for the beautiful scenery here and had a rich hot spring dinner, we went to the hot spring temple during the rainy night. It was only after 6 o'clock, and at night Lu had already appeared with Qiu Yu. At this time, the hot spring temple was brightly lit. Under the maple trees, the lights from the high-wattage lighting lamps light up the night sky. Against the background of the night, the colors of the maple leaves are more beautiful than during the day. He took off his shoes and walked into the hall, only to find there was nothing in it. On the side of the main hall, there is an inner courtyard with beautiful scenery. If you don't walk in, you won't find the little cave here. The red maple and yellow maple under the lights are bright, as if God had overturned the palette. Sit under the gallery and listen to the grandpa in the temple chatting with a Japanese couple to enjoy the maple. I used the camera to arouse their interest. When I saw the photos I took, the grandfather always sighed "す ご い", very cute.

After dark, the gorgeous maple leaves debut.



The private courtyard in the inner courtyard of the main hall is the secret place to admire the maple in the Onsen Temple.



Sitting under the gallery, listening to the rain hitting the plantain, and seeing the beauty of the palette overturned by the hand of God, it was indeed relaxing.

Qiu Yu is a real frozen person. It's natural to go back to the hotel and soak in the soup. I am afraid that there are few people like me. I got up alone the next morning to prepare for three visits to the Onsen Temple. This day finally turned the clouds to see the day, so a beautiful morning, the green Yuefeng on both sides of Hida are particularly beautiful, so I have the desire to rush back to the room to wake up my companions. Gero Street in the early morning is very quiet, and the ancient buildings on both sides of Wenquan Street are still asleep, and it feels like walking in ancient times. Japanese children lined up to go to school. Gero in the morning really belongs to the locals. Climb the 173 steps again and stand up to the pharmacist for the third time, praying for the health of the family. The maple leaves are red, the weather is just right, the serene and peaceful Gero is really a wonderful place.



Sanju Onsen Temple.



The scenery during the day was really different, and I discovered the beauty that was overlooked last night.



Picked up some leaves and brought them back as gifts.



The hot spring temple is delicate and beautiful.



The little frog is the mascot of Gero. Because the Japanese pronunciation of "Gero" is very similar to the Japanese pronunciation of "frog", and the sound of "frog's cry" happens to be similar to the pronunciation of "Gero", so the frog has become the symbol of Gero. The frog can bring good luck and good luck, Gero people believe it. Gero has a lot of things about frogs, and the Kahuiliu Shrine not far from the Onsenji Temple is actually a frog. The red maple at the door is also dazzlingly red. We picked up a few maple leaves under the tree and took it home to send a friend as a bookmark, which is also a beautiful memory.

Kahuiliu Shrine has a frog on the lantern.

Tips:

Gero Hot Spring Tourism Association: http://www.gero-spa.com/

Shimoboshi Onsen Temple: http://www.onsenji.jp/

This year is from November 7th to November 22nd, and the maple lights up from sunset to 9pm. The latest information can be found on the hot spring temple official website.

"Bath and meal" seem to be the two most representative and grandest programs of Japanese hot spring tourism. So the hot spring hotel has to book two meals a night. What is one meal and two meals, is to stay overnight, bubble soup, eat two meals. Most hot spring hotels will provide three accommodation prices: one for two meals, one for morning meals and one for Supo. The first time you try a hot spring hotel, of course you have to choose between two meals.

Gero is a hot spring town. There are more than 90 hot spring hotels in a small place. The slightly remote or top-grade hot spring hotels also have a very convenient service: free pick-up and drop-off at JR stations. So just after leaving the station, you can see a row of drivers wearing hotel uniforms or simply wearing suits waiting for signs. When we arrived in Gero, the weather wasn't beautiful, and it began to rain a little. We arrived at Fuyue Gero Hot Spring Hotel this time in less than 10 minutes. This hot spring hotel is not the most famous in Gero, but what I like is the high cost performance. Another important reason is that this Chinese-speaking employee.

Sure enough, when I arrived at the hotel, the Hong Kong employee named Ben greeted us. It was really easy to communicate in my native language. It was very quick to help us check in, introduce the hotel floor and hot spring opening time, and provide us with very important. Information: The night maple of Gero Onsen Temple is the viewing period.

All rooms in the hotel are not distinguished by room number, but have a unique name. Our room is a Japanese-style room in Miyagawa, called Yayoi, which uses the name of a Japanese girl.

Japanese cuisine bred by the wisdom and customs of the Japanese

Japan has a warm climate with distinct seasons. The country has a large north-south span, with green mountains and clear currents, and is surrounded by an ocean where warm and cold currents interact. Japanese cuisine is one of the cultures bred in such a blessing of rich nature. The basis of Japanese views on Japanese cuisine is the same as that of all Japanese cultures, that is, "respect for nature".

The Japanese will say "い た だ き ま す" (I'm welcome) before the meal and "ご ち そ う さ ん" (thank you for hospitality) after the meal. These words all express gratitude to nature. Having a heart of gratitude for nature and enjoying food together have become a bond between families and communities in daily life, or in traditional events, red and white happy events, and important etiquette in life. This is also reflected in the partitions within the Japanese home. Japanese families focus on the dining room (cooking and dining), which is different from the Chinese family which focuses on the living room (watching TV).

The cuisine respects the view of nature, and creates the characteristics of Japanese cuisine, that is, the use of seasonal ingredients and the importance of the taste of the ingredients themselves. For example, sashimi is a simple dish made by slicing fish directly, but in order to give full play to the taste of the material, pretreatment methods and cutting methods are very particular. When eating, people add seasonings and condiments such as soy sauce and green mustard according to their preferences. This edible method is also to taste the taste of the material itself. In addition, decorating the dining place with flowers and plants of nature, and using containers or materials with the theme of nature as utensils are all manifestations of respect for the hospitality of nature.

Japanese cuisine can be tasted not only with the tongue, but also with the eyes. In the history of Japanese cuisine, Kaiseki cuisine (sacha cuisine) and banquet cuisine (dish provided at the banquet) have always attached great importance to the beauty of the cuisine. One of the important elements is the container. In Western-style cuisine, metropolises use sets of dishes with the same design and the same materials. In Japan, clay (pottery), stone (porcelain), and lacquer (lacquer) are used in the process of making dishes And other containers of different materials. Moreover, even if it is the same clay container, it will choose different kilns and different creative containers to use together. Small dishes with different designs are filled with a small amount of dishes, which are arranged on the table together with meals. This is also the traditional way of catering for Japanese cuisine.

The food and container must be set against each other. The chef of Japanese cuisine, while considering the dishes, should also consider how to match the container for each dish. In addition, Japanese food also attaches great importance to the sense of season, so the container must also be designed and made to match the season. For example, if it is autumn, use containers with seasonal flowers and plants such as bushes or chrysanthemums. In hot summer months, glass containers that look cool are also used.

Placement and decoration are also critical. According to the size of the container, it is necessary to consider how high and how large the container is in order to look the most beautiful. If you join too much, you will lose your elegance. Too few will be poor. Therefore, the "blank beauty" between the container and the food is also very important. "Attachments" that add fragrance to the dishes also have an embellishment effect, and sometimes they are laid under the dishes with leaves or flowers of leaf plants, paper, etc., or used as decorations.

In addition, there is an element of "space beauty" when savoring Japanese cuisine. Our Japanese-style rooms are decorated with alcoves composed of "hanging scrolls" and "flowers", which is an expression of hospitality for guests. The host will consider how to make the guests feel the season, and choose the decoration that matches the theme and theme of the meal. When tasting Japanese food, be sure to enjoy it along with the containers and decorations.



Room with view.



In accordance with the agreed supper time, the hotel's waitress began to arrange the banquet meals for us in the room.

Just setting the table, the waitress spent ten minutes.



In four copies, the dishes are very beautiful.



The four-person banquet dinner that was initially in place was already spectacular. .



Pu Yewei Zeng Hida beef.



Grilled salmon.



Roast Hida pork.



A full view of the banquet cuisine for one person.

After enjoying the big meal on the table with our eyes, we started to sit down and dine. At this time, the waitress knocked on the door and came in to deliver claypot rice. Sure enough, it is still delicious Japanese rice, which is very good with this table. In addition to the ingredients of the season, there are a few things that impressed me. One is Park Ye Miso, and the other is Japanese pickles.

Pak Ye Miso is a large palm tree leaf with a special miso paste, Flammulina velutipes, spring onions, etc., then put it on an iron pan to heat, and then add other ingredients. When everything is cooked, you can use it for bibimbap. The miso sauce not only incorporates mushroom and onion flavors, but also has a thick, slightly scorched Puye leaf fragrance. As long as you enter the Hida mountain area, all large and small hot spring hotels will use this dish as a breakfast to entertain tourists, making people feel like a guest in a rural farmhouse.



Menu for dinner on the day.

When it comes to Japan ’s food life, it is necessary to mention pickles, which is a food that can be stored for a long time to store the harvested crops for the winter. The secrets of keeping the deliciousness and nutrients of seasonal vegetables intact throughout Japan are inherited, and various pickles are created in addition to the local climate and crops.



Good tea set and snacks are provided in the room.



In order to eat the food on the table, we spent a whole hour, but staying in the hot spring hotel, time is spent on these beautiful things. Strange to say, the waitress put the Buddha to know when we finished eating, and delivered the fruits after the meal in time, and removed the tableware. When we returned from the hot spring, the table had been moved to the corner, and the large fluffy bedding was already spread it is good. Unlike the imagination, the tatami is not hard at all, it is really very comfortable.

The soft quilt is the best night to sleep for 8 days.



At eight o'clock the next morning, it was another hearty breakfast. The scale is not much different from the dinner, but there is less beef and pork, and more vegetables.



On the small stove is Pu Ye miso and miso soup. These two flavors are very appetizing and suitable for eating in the morning.



The famous hot spring egg is almost whole, but the egg yolk is solidified.



There is a beautiful view of the sun outside the window, and there are delicious family members in the house.

1. How to wear yukata

In star-rated hotels in Japan, yukatas are provided in the rooms. In such a Western-style hotel, the "yukata" should be called pajamas, which can only be worn in the room and never out of the room.

The yukata of the hot spring hotel can be worn inside and outside the hotel, you can wear it to the restaurant to eat, or you can wear it to the street. Yukatas are available in large, medium and small sizes, so choose the one that suits you.

2. Naked bubbles are the principle

Some people asked me whether I need to bring a swimsuit to go to a hot spring in Japan. The hot spring is a place to cleanse the body, of course it is completely naked. Except for the very few large hot springs that are both recreational and swimming pools, swimwear is generally not required.

3. What to bring for hot spring

Generally speaking, the higher the bathing price, the more comprehensive the service facilities, and the more thoughtful the details. Towels, shampoos, shower gels, lotions, hair dryers, combs, etc. are all available. Nothing needs to be prepared except the underwear that needs to be replaced. To be on the safe side, bringing a towel and skin care products will make you worry-free wherever you go.

4 The order of hot springs

A Enter the bathroom. There is a large tank and scoop with hot spring water at the entrance. Use a scoop to take the right amount of water and start pouring from the lowest part of the body, that is, watering several times from the feet to the head, and gradually adapt to the water temperature and spring quality. The first is to prevent the blood vessels from contracting sharply due to the temperature difference. The second is to allow the skin to adapt to the stimulation process when the spring is more irritating.

B Wash your body before soaking in the hot spring.

The bathrooms are equipped with chairs and basins. Be sure to sit in a chair and wash it so that the water does not splash on others. This point cannot be discussed. If you are not sure whether it is hygienic, you can lay your towel on the chair or kneel on the floor to wash. The bath is a public place, and you must wash your body and then soak it, so as not to pollute the common water source.

C First soak indoor spring and then soak in the open air

Most hot springs have indoor and outdoor hot springs. Although you can't wait to experience the open-air hot springs as soon as you enter the hot spring, in order to adapt your body to the outdoor temperature, you should now adapt the indoor hot spring to the water temperature and warm up before going outdoors. Doing so can prevent the blood vessels from contracting sharply due to the temperature difference, especially in cold weather.

5. Sauna

Go to a hot spring with a sauna, soak before going to the sauna room. Before entering the sauna room, wipe off the body's moisture with a towel, sit quietly after entering the sauna, and slowly experience the feeling of sweat slowly oozing from the pores. There are usually 12 points in the sauna room, or sand clock, to help you master the time. After coming out of the sauna room, there is usually a cold pool next to it. Use a water scoop to pour water from the head, wash away sweat from your body, and then go to other places. Those who are afraid of cold can use the hot spring water in the bath to wash away the sweat, otherwise it will bring unpleasant feelings to others.

6 Hydration

When a person takes a bath in a hot spring, he sweats a lot. If he does not replenish water, the blood becomes viscous and the blood pressure rises, which can easily lead to blood vessel blockage or rupture, increasing the risk of stroke and myocardial infarction. Therefore, it is necessary to add water about 15 minutes before and after bathing. We bought Hida cow's milk on Hot Spring Street, which is also very suitable for drinking after bath. This glass bottle is packed with local milk, which is more fresh and delicious than the Tetra Pak bricks bought in convenience stores. Don't miss it.

6. Bathing time

The temperature of the hot spring varies greatly from place to place, and even the temperature of the same hot spring varies every hour every day. Generally speaking, the lower the temperature of the hot spring, the longer the soaking time. How long to soak varies from person to person. If you use numbers to indicate, the standard is as follows:

5 minutes at 42 degrees Celsius

10 minutes at 41 degrees Celsius

15 minutes at 40 degrees Celsius

20 minutes at 39 degrees Celsius

That is, taking a bubble of about 42 degrees Celsius for 5 minutes as the standard, each time the spring temperature drops by 1 degree Celsius, the time that the bubble can be increased by 5 minutes. If the immersion time in the hot spring water is too long, the pulse will be accelerated, which will promote the formation of blood clots in the red blood cells and bring danger. Therefore, take the above time as a reference, soak for a while, rest for a while, and repeat several times. Don't wait until you feel the pulse speed up and feel uncomfortable before leaving the bath.

7. Courtesy in the hot spring

There are some courtesy to take care of hot springs. There are two things that cannot enter the water: towels and hair. Except where men and women bathe together, women use bath towels to enclose their bodies in hot springs. Towels should never be placed in hot spring water, as this will give others the impression of being unhygienic. People with over-the-shoulder hair must tie up their hair and re-enter the hot spring. Do not immerse their hair in water. Before leaving the bathroom, wipe off the moisture on the body with a towel to prevent the floor from getting wet, uncomfortable to step on, and the risk of slipping. Don't occupy the bath for a long time, make room for others in time, etc.



The yukata selected for the sister, the wider the belt, the more difficult it is to knot.



But it is difficult for us to tie the little expert X Jun, a very beautiful knot. When you wear it, you can stroll down the street.



Entrance to the big bath for girls.



Borrow a photo from the bathing place in Takayama Mulaya.



There is no cow milk vending machine in Fuyue Hotel. We bought Hida cow milk from Hot Spring Street. After the bath, we took a cool breath of cool milk and refreshed.



Hotel booking Tips:

Hotels in Gero start to make reservations four months in advance. In order to choose the hotel you like, you can place an order on the opening day in advance.

The Japanese paper obtained at the seal of Takayama Jinya matches the red leaves picked up by the Onsenji Temple.

It was already the fifth day in central Japan and finally ushered in the long-awaited day. Today I'm going to the famous red-leaf place where I'm determined to go deep into the maple in the central part. Before thinking about arranging public transportation, I had the chance to contact the chartered service of my fellow Japanese, so that the route arrangement of this day can be successfully realized.

Departing from Gero Hotel at 9 am, passing through Korigami Hachiman-Oyada Shrine-Mino, and finally arriving at Nagoya Rongtrasti Hotel, the whole journey is 147 kilometers and more than 10 hours. If it is said that the acquaintance of people depends on the fate of the previous life, then where can this world go, and how can one escape the wishes of the people. Without a firm determination, this tens of thousands of worlds cannot be stepped out in one step.



Chartered one-day driving route.



The book returns to the main text. In the morning, Gero, the sun is shining brightly, with a thumping excitement, we sat in the car properly and set off. Because all four of us brought luggage, the other party specially arranged 10 sea lions for us to use. With so many empty seats, it was really extravagant. At that time, I wanted to be able to catch a few people with a ride. In fact, if you go from Takayama to Gunjo Hachiman, you can take the Noi Bus to Nagoya and stop at the county (it is said that the Noi Bus stops on the high-speed outside the city and does not enter the city). From Gero, although the distance is close, there is no feasible public transportation.

The scenery on the road is also very beautiful when I go to the county town.



You can also see signs of avoiding wildlife on the roadside.



Under the red leaves by the water, take a break.

Gungami Hachiman. Aspect: There is a sky guard on the mountain, and there is Qingchuan on the bottom of the mountain.

Gunjo Hachiman, roughly located in the center of Gifu Prefecture, where the upper part of the Nagara River meets the tributary Yoshida River, the clear stream flows through the city with a flash of light. The style of the county-listed city best summarizes the geographical features of Gifu Prefecture: the forest on the mountain and the stream in the city.

This small town full of Qingliu, the most famous is its "gun dance", it is the three major folk dances in the country with the "Hana Dance" of Yamagata Prefecture and the "Awa Dance" of Tokushima Prefecture. "Kunigami Dance" has a history of more than 400 years and is included in Japan's important intangible folk cultural heritage. From the beginning of July to the beginning of September, 32 consecutive nights, 10 dances are performed in various places in Hachiman-cho. Dancing everywhere in the streets and corners of the city is the most prestigious seasonal event here. The climax of the festival is the four days from August 13th to 16th during the period of the Yulan basin festival. During this time, from 8 pm to 4 and 5 am the following day, the famous "Dancing Through the Night" will be performed. It is no wonder that the lyrics are described as: "When you go out of Kamihachiman-gun, you should wet your sleeves without raining."

Located in Hachiman Mountain at an altitude of 354 meters, Hachiman Castle is a mountain city. It has experienced five 19th-generation castle owners in history. It was first built by a man named Morikazu in 1559.

In 1871, Japan launched the abolition of prefectures and prefectures. The Hachiman Castle was destroyed and all except the stone walls were destroyed. The current city was rebuilt in 1933 with wood. It is said that when it was built, it was referenced to the national treasures Ogaki Castle and Hikone Castle. Its heavenly guard is four floors and five steps. Standing on it can provide a panoramic view of the entire town. It has been designated as an important cultural heritage of Hachiman-cho. Gujo Hachiman Castle is the oldest wooden reconstruction castle in existence in Japan. The castle preserves and displays precious objects such as fog armor and horse harnesses. The ruins of Honmaru in the center of the castle are also built in the ruins of the famous Warring States period. Bronze statues of Chiyo, exquisite carvings, lifelike.

There is a pedestrian lane and a traffic lane on the Mount Hachiman Mountain. The lane is separated from the up and down lanes. The design is very reasonable, but the road is very narrow. Thanks to our skilled driver Amu today, otherwise we really have to get stuck on the road. On the tourist map of Gunjo Hachiman, there are intimately painted places to see cherry blossoms in spring and autumn leaves in autumn. Hachiman Castle is one of them. The air on the mountain is fresh, ascending the horizon, and the mood is also very happy. Under the city is still carefully designed flowers and trees, among which there are many rare varieties. In mid-to-late November, it is also the Maple Leaf Festival in Hachiman-gun, Gunshang. However, due to the abnormal climate, it continued to rain in the middle of November. Some maple leaves that had turned red before the end had fallen, otherwise the scenery would be more beautiful.



The top of the colorful mountain is the white Hachiman Castle of Gunjo.



I have seen so many Japanese guards, and one is the most simple and simple.



The courtyard at the foot of the city was a little deep.



Group photo of sisters.



From the foot of the city, you can overlook the entire city of Hachiman, without a tall building.

Going down the mountain from the Hachiman Castle of Gunjo, the castle town is at the foot of the mountain. Walking through the streets of "Chengxiacho" under the mountainside of Hachiman Castle, Gojo, crossing the old streets and waterways, both sides are full of old wooden houses preserved in the Edo period, and a low-key but welcoming vision emerges. Most of the first time I came to Gunjo Hachiman, I walked in the old streets of Kanren-cho, Kaiyaya-cho and Yana-cho. I particularly like the trickle waterways that flow between the old streets of Hachiman, Gojo. These waterways were built in the 17th century for fire prevention. Nowadays it is not only a tourist resource, but because of its excellent water quality, it is still used as drinking water for local residents. There are also various shops selling local products on the old street. We bought the Miyazawa of Hachiman, Gakami, the Miyako Miyako which we ate in Gero in the morning, and the rich persimmon we saw all the way.



Furuto Town Old Town.



The trickle waterway on the ancient street.



Local people's doorstep.



It is estimated to be off season, so there are very few tourists.

A tea house coffee house.



Ancient sign of Ueda Hotel.



Some of the rivers passing through the city are fished in the river, and the fish in the river is called Gunyu.



The palace bridge.

Mahayana Temple is a hidden temple in the town of Chotomachi. At first, we walked through the door and didn't notice it at all. We saw a group of guided Japanese groups turn into the narrow alley. We thought there should be a good one inside. landscape. The rain was heavy, and the streets of Zuorencho were too narrow. Our car couldn't stop. Armu was arranged, and we rushed in. Sure enough, the golden yellow ginkgo at the door of the monastery was translucent by the rain brush, which surprised us all at once. The rain is very dense. We are holding an umbrella and holding the camera. We also need to avoid getting the machine wet. It's really embarrassing. There is no one in the Mahayana Temple, only four of us. The huge red maple has accumulated thick leaves at the foot, the gate of the treasure hall is closed, and the ancient trees are towering around.



The hidden Mahayana Temple.



This red maple must be a long time old.



Ancient temple surrounded by towering ancient trees.



The fallen leaves are not cleaned by anyone, and they become wildly interesting.



The rain is very dense, and the weather is unlucky.



Gujo Hachiman walking area map.

Oya Shrine. Aspect: Thousand Maple Red Leaf Valley

"There are nearly three thousand mountain red leaves in the Oyada Shrine in Mino City, Gifu Prefecture. Among them, there are many maples that are more than one thousand years old. During the maple leaves, standing at the Inwangmen (mountain gate), you can see the endless mountains. Crimson. Breathing the clear air, I started to walk up from the foot of the mountain, and the color seemed to be dyed layer by layer. After reaching the top of the mountain, it felt like the sunset suddenly dyed the mountains. The ancient buildings that flashed from the red leaves also It adds a sense of history and sacredness to this natural beauty. In November every year, the shrine will also hold a red leaf temple fair, where you can taste local famous products such as Wuping cake. When it arrived, it was not at all like this.

It is indeed confirmed from official channels that the season of viewing the maple in the Oya Shrine is mid-to-late November, but the impact of the weather abnormalities this year is not expected at all. After coming out of the county, God started raining weakly, and it was getting bigger and bigger. Check the weather. The whole central part is raining. It seems that Gifu will not stop today.

Arriving at Oya Shrine, the sky was darkened by the rain. Apart from us, there were still a few locals who drove over. So dozens of people were scattered in the huge mountains, and they couldn't cover the quiet and aura of the shrine. There is a Yongdao in front of Oya Shrine Torii, this design is very similar to Beijing's Tombs. Entering the mountain gate, I entered the mountain. The main hall of Oya Shrine is located halfway up the mountain. Maple Leaf Valley is in the mountain behind the main hall. Still because of rain, there is a layer of fallen maple leaves at the feet. If the weather is good, it will be really beautiful. We stayed at the entrance of the main hall for a while. There was nothing but the sound of rain in the huge mountain. This place is too immortal. We dare not even show the atmosphere. It is different from Kyoto to admire the maple in the central part. There are exquisite designs after the exquisite design. Here is the wild fun without modification.



Torii and mountain gate.



The magnificent roof of the main hall.



The stone lion in front of the main hall.



Glancing back down the mountain.



This shrine, as it is old, seems to have absorbed the essence of heaven and earth.



Maple Leaf Valley Trail, the geographical advantage and the only lack of time.



A small maple leaf fell on my umbrella, so cute.



Po an official picture, pretending to have seen such a landscape. T_T (network picture)



The weather is different and the feelings are very different (web pictures).

Mino. Aspect: The hometown of Japanese paper.

After coming down from Oya Shrine, I quickly arrived in Mino City. The first time I heard the name Mino, I really felt so beautiful. Later, when I checked the data, I found that there was also a place in Taiwan called Mino.

What is Mino Japanese paper? Like paper and rice paper, it is made of plant materials. Because the fiber is long, it is thin and flexible, with a beautiful natural texture. Modern paper can only be kept for about 100 years because of the use of acidic potions, etc., and Japanese paper can have a life span of thousands of years. In addition to being used as calligraphy and painting materials and restoration of cultural relics, various Japanese paper crafts are also in a wide variety of categories, and even Japanese paper kimono and bedding will appear, and home decoration also has a very important position. Mino City, Gifu Prefecture has been popular in papermaking since the Nara era. The earliest paper recorded in Japan in the chronology is preserved at Masakura Nara in Nara, and the paper used for household registration in Mino made in 702. During the Heian period, Mino has been manufacturing national paper such as Xuanming paper. Toki, the leader of the Mino country in the Muromachi era, vigorously developed the paper industry, and the commercial street that began to form at that time was very famous. In the Edo period, Mino's paper for sliding doors was mass-produced, and "Mino Judgment" became the specification for sliding doors. Mino even became synonymous with paper sliding doors. In addition, Mino lanterns, Japanese umbrellas, and fans are very famous. Mino Paper was designated as an important intangible cultural property by the Japanese government in 1969.

The old street in Mino City and because it has not been over-developed, the shopkeepers are super gentle and gentle. Although it was raining, it was lucky that we caught up with the Mino Waji Lantern Festival. Every household in the old street lit a Japanese paper lantern with animals or bright flowers painted on the lantern. In the small square, there are large-scale Japanese paper lantern exhibitions. Each lamp has a different shape and looks carefully, all of them have a unique shape. At that time, I saw the ceramic art in Yingge, Taiwan, which showed the soft characteristics that are not ceramic materials, and the Japanese paper lanterns in Mino City showed the tough characteristics that are not paper textures, which are excellent examples of the author's creativity. It has to be said that paper, which belongs to China's four major inventions, is famous in a small city like Japan, and it also admires sadness.



In Mino City at night, the Mino mascot is also on the left.



Japanese paper lanterns in front of each house.





Large floor-standing paper lantern.



Covered in a glass cover, you are not afraid of rain.



The paper lanterns in the Japanese paper shop are very expensive.



Map of Sanyo City.

The benefit of chartered cars is not only to save footwork, but also to arrange accidents when properly arranged. Because it is raining, it is really not suitable for walking in the rain for a long time, so the time for the trip is reduced, but our driver Amu took us to the super large AEON supermarket and Genki drug store in Mino City. Genki drugstore is different from Matsumoto Kiyoshi and other pharmacies in the urban area. The area is similar to a medium-sized supermarket. Half of the area is for medicinal products and the other half is for daily necessities. Because they can only drive over to shop, they are all consumed by locals, so they can't swipe their cards and only pay in cash, but the price is 10% to 20% cheaper than in big cities. AEON is a Japanese super-large supermarket chain. Most of the cities are AEON MALL. The suburban AEON is similar to the local Wal-Mart in the United States. It is a super-large supermarket.

In addition to buying, on the way to this day, we also have a B-class food? What is a Class B gourmet? To put it simply, "B-class cuisine is just delicious and inexpensive local cuisine and neighborhood cuisine." Amu originally wanted to take us to the village to eat, but our car was a little wide and could not drive in. The road design between cities in Japan is very similar to the western United States, and there will be several restaurants around the main connecting road for easy rest. We chose Sukiya, a rural Japanese suburb, to eat beef donkeys. One serving per person, or beef rice bowl or beef udon, a few hundred yen per capita, delicious Japanese rice and plenty of meat vegetarian dishes, not delicate enough, but beautiful enough.



Sukiya invitation beef bowl



Added the kimchi version.



Beef udon hot pot.

County Listed Tourism Association: http://www.gujokankou.com/

Mino City Tourism Association: http://www.minokanko.com/

Japan Red Leaf Information Network: http://www.nihon-kankou.or.jp/kouyou/

To get to Mino City from Takayama, transfer to Nagaragawa Railway in JR Minoguan City and get off at "Mino Station"

Oyata Shrine: The most recommended way is to drive; if it is public transportation, you can take a taxi from Mino City to Oyata Shrine, the fare is about 2,000 yen

The Japanese like to observe and feel the four seasons' shifting movements, and reflect them to their lives and daily lives. The Japanese can feel the rhyme of autumn from the "red leaves". Although written as "Hongye", Hongye is not necessarily red. In Japan, there are many kinds of trees whose leaves change color after autumn, and the leaves also show a variety of colors such as red, yellow, and brown. These colors intersect together and are drawn into a natural landscape painting. Although the red leaves are not unique to Japan, due to the variety of deciduous trees that have discolored Japanese leaves, and the large temperature difference between cold and warm, the leaves exhibit exceptionally beautiful colors. In order to find this beautiful scenery, the Japanese deliberately went to the mountains or forests to watch the red leaves. It is called "Hongye Shou" in Japanese.

Although it is written as "kan", it is not the meaning of hunting, but the meaning of searching. The Japanese will play with the red leaves in their hands and enjoy the red leaves in their hands as if they were hunting. In the 16th century or so, "Hongye Shou" was only a pleasure for nobles. However, after the 17th century, ordinary citizens began to enjoy the red leaves, so "Hongye Shou" gradually became an autumn tour for people. October to the beginning of December is the season of the Japanese "red leaves", and the best viewing period is from mid-October to mid-November. Trees with red leaves can also be seen everywhere in the city, but if you want to appreciate the red leaves of nature, you still have to go to the mountains to appreciate them. When you enter the mountain, you can admire the beautiful scenery of the mountains, the fall leaves, the waterfalls, and the valleys. For example, Arashiyama in Kyoto was the favorite maple viewing spot for nobles at that time. But there are too many people in Kyoto, there are many locals in Japan, and there are also many foreign tourists. I still prefer places with few people to be happy.

Inuyama is the name of a mountain and a city. The Kiso River of Inuyama is also known as the “Rhine River of Japan”. This small town is just below the National Treasure Castle. The ancient city, ancient castle and clear water and blue sky together constitute a beautiful landscape painting. In the daytime, Inuyama has castles, streets, and carefully manicured parks of friendship and national treasures such as the Anan tea house. At night, the cormorant fishing on the Kiso River under the lights of the sun is a characteristic of the summer. In autumn, the mountains are colorful, and the maple around Nagoya Great place.

The whole central part was still raining the day before. Today it rained and the sun was out again. The weather was very good. We set off from the hotel and settled the breakfast at Tully's at the entrance. Although Nagoya is not very high in the ranking of Japanese cities, it is the largest city on our trip. Breakfast in large chain cafes is cheap and the prices are good. In addition to the 711 rice balls, ordering a cup of coffee and a thick cheese toast also adds a lot to this morning.

Such a breakfast combination is 520 yen.



The Rong subway station is very large, and we found the service office in the station to inquire about the convenient route to Inuyama. The little guy in station affairs can't speak English, but the Second Yuan Kingdom has its own solution, hand-drawn love map in minutes, super kawaii. To put it in Putonghua, take the city subway to Nagoya Station, then go out and buy a train ticket to "Inuyama Park" station.

jr is fast, galloping on the ground, next to the Japanese house next to the railroad track. The seat on the left is an old Japanese couple. Grandpa took out a big map from his backpack to study Inuyama. As soon as I saw it, yo, I went to a destination and chatted all the way with half-raised English and Japanese words. It turned out that they were not locals and came to travel from Tokyo. It seems that the two of them are in their 60s and can still travel together. It really envied us as a group of juniors.



Station staff hand-painted route map and single subway ticket in Nagoya city.

The famous railway arrived at Inuyama Yuen Station in half an hour, and the station was Kizengawa. The weather was great. Cormorant fishing on Kiso River is only available in summer, so the gate of the tourist club on the shore is closed. It ’s quite a long walk from Inuyama Yoen Station to 1.5km from Silent Temple and 1KM to Inuyama Castle. Pedestrian lanes are set up next to the highway. They are very close to the traffic lanes. Some sections of the road are still mixed with people and vehicles, but fortunately, there are fewer cars on the road and slower driving.



Kisogawa Sightseeing Company.



A crow that is completely undisturbed by pedestrians. In Japan, the crow changed the image of an ominous bird and was worshipped by the Japanese as an auspicious bird. The crow is the national bird of Japan and the supreme god bird in the hearts of the Japanese.



People and vehicles mixed, plus the turn.



It was really good weather and the air was translucent.

At the foot of the Silent Garden, the parking lot was already full of cars. Although it was not a day off, many locals drove over to admire the maple. Looking closely at Japanese license plates, it is found that more than half of them are yellow. Amu said that the exhaust volume of the Japanese yellow license plate logo is less than 1.0. The Japanese do not pursue large-capacity luxury cars, and they use small energy-saving cars.



Many people maintain order at the entrance to the Jingguangyuan because it is the season for viewing maples.



Walk into the mountain gate, don't have a hole in the sky.



The main hall of the Temple of Silence is built on the mountainside, and you can climb the stairs or wait for the "elevator" on one side. No one collects money in the "elevator", but pilgrims who enjoy this service will give some money equivalent to offerings, usually 200 yen one way, and many elderly people with inconvenience will take this.

Old people waiting to take the elevator.



The small facilities have solved the hard work of many elderly people with inconvenience.



The road that walks up the mountain is also called Seven Lucky Godsaka. The seven deities of good fortune belong to Japanese religions. The seven deities of good fortune include six male gods and one female goddess from different religious denominations such as Shinto, Buddhism, Taoism, and Brahmanism. At the beginning of the first lunar month, Japan has the custom of offering sacrifices to the Seven Lucky Gods. Many designs of traditional Japanese products are related to the Seven Deities of Good Fortune. I asked for a sign in the Kyoto temple before, and the sign was also a different seven-fortune god.

Wooden Seven Lucky Gods ornaments sold at the gate of the Silent Temple.



Seven Lucky Godsaka. Two roads are distinguished, up and down.



Buddha statue on the hillside.



Landscape in the mountains.



Couples in lovers' dresses come together to admire the maple.



Play while climbing the mountain, climb to the main hall, suddenly bright. There is a lot of space in the Jingguang Temple in the middle of the mountain. There are shrines for marriage, there is also the main hall of the Jingguang Temple, and there is an observation deck. Walking behind the mountain from the Silent Temple is the East China Sea trail, and many Japanese people come here with equipment to hike.

A shrine that prays for love.



Maple leaves in front of the main hall.



The wooden main hall is compact and can be taken off for a week.



There is also a large area of ​​maple without red.



The angle of looking out from the main hall is also used in the propaganda photo of the Red Leaf Festival in the Silent Light.



The whole family comes to play.



Moss and red leaves are another beautiful carpet.



A small shrine praying for good fortune.



Unattended, the love sign you bought yourself.



Tips:

Inuyama Jiguangyuan website: http://www.jakkoin.com/

Our route is to go to "Nagoya-Inuyama Park Station" and return to "Inuyama Station-Nagoya". Only one stop away, the fare is 50 yen more: 600 yen for the outbound trip and 550 yen for the return trip.

The walking route of Inuyama Day Tour is as follows:

Inuyama day trip walking route

In addition to Silent Temple, Inuyama also has a national treasure city: Inuyama City.

It seems that every ancient building has some legends, and this is also true here. Rumor is that the Japanese Confucian Ogi Edo of the Edo period was inspired by the poem "Early Hair White Emperor City" of the Tang Dynasty poet Li Bai. Because of its geographical environment, China's Baidi City is located along the Yangtze River, while Inuyama City is adjacent to the famous Kiso River in Japan. It can be said that this is a building with deep roots in Chinese culture.



The train just got out of Inuyama Train Station. In Japan, there are small railway stations everywhere, and the railway is also very charming.



Inuyama sewer system.



From the Silent Temple, along the Kizengawa all the way to Inuyama Castle, in addition to the planes that often fly through military exercises in the sky, I feel that Inuyama is really a quiet and small city.

The plane is flying at low altitude, and I hope that even the pilot can see clearly.



A cafe next to Kisogawa.



Going all the way to Inuyama Castle, I will definitely not get lost.



There are two shrines under Inuyama Castle, one is Sanguang Inari Shrine, and the other is a needle net shrine. Crossing these two shrines is the gate of Inuyama Castle. There is a long row of red torii in Inari Shrine, which is much prettier than the pin net shrine next door. I will tell you secretly that there is a money laundering shrine on the left hand before Sanko Inari Shrine enters Torii. You can wash your coins in spring water. Many Japanese people go to a special money laundering shrine to launder money in the New Year in order to be a good sign. It is quite superstitious to see Japanese people in this way.

The bright red torii of Sanfox Inari Shrine.



The fox guarding the shrine.



Logo of money laundering shrine: frog.



The first step: buy a candle for 100 yen and borrow a basket. light up the candle.



The second step: put the money in the basket, put more or less, whether it is paper money or coins.



Step 3: Wash the money in the basket with spring water.



According to legend, the more money laundered, the more. So the Japanese will go to the shrine for a good sign in the New Year. (Web image)



Although there is no magnificent Chiba Torii of Fushimi Inari, but the rows of red go down, very bright in the autumn sunshine.



The pin net shrine next to it is much more plain.



Tenshu Pavilion in Inuyama Castle is one of the twelve ancient tenshu survivors in Japan, and the style is the oldest. Together with Himeji Castle, Matsumoto Castle, and Hikone Castle, it is also called "the four major national treasure cities of Japan." Although it is not as gorgeous as some castles in later generations, nor as lively as Osaka Castle Nagoya Castle, the quaint stone walls, colonnades and steep stairs all give a heavy sense of history.

Inuyama castle tower.



The Red Maple of the Lord Tianshou.



Take off your shoes at the door and enter, the corridor inside is narrow, and only widens when you reach the platform on each floor. Climb to the penultimate floor, with pictures and maps of 47 famous cities in Japan hanging on the wall. Then online, it is the top floor. There is a circle of wooden floors on the outside of the top floor, you can go out and enjoy the scenery. But, but. . . The fence is super short, and there is no protection. The wind is a little bit bigger, and the person who blows it is afraid of swinging. Walk slowly against the wall and relax, only to see the vast landscape outside. Kizengawa, Dashan, and Nagoya tall modern buildings in the distance are all vividly visible.

Low fence on the top floor of Tianshou Pavilion.



Everyone subconsciously helped the wall to walk.



Overlooking Inuyama Castle.



The stairs of Tianshou Pavilion are too steep, basically at a 50-degree angle, and they are very smooth, almost slipping out.



On the first floor, you can see the large stones and huge beams of the sky guard.



Under the Inuyama Castle, not far from the "Inuyama Amusement Park Station" is the famous Youle Garden. In this courtyard, there is the Japanese national treasure "Ruan Tea Room". You can purchase a joint ticket with Inuyama Castle, and you will get some discounts. In the Ruan tea room, you can also taste matcha and wagashi desserts, just like our Yuting in Kanazawa Kenrokuen. So we did n’t go in here, we just looked at it from the outside.

There is the entrance to Leyuan.



Look at You Le Yuan from the gate.



Inside the winding path looks quiet.

At the foot of Inuyama Castle is Hommachi Street. The Inuyama Festival on the first Saturday and Sunday of April every year, the protagonist floats are stored on this ancient street. There are also many restaurants on Gu Street, as well as seasonal snacks such as Wuping Cake. We had lunch at a local cuisine restaurant in the alley. All come here are tourists. However, because Inuyama is originally a niche attraction, people who come here are deeply toured, and the quality of tourists is high, so the restaurant is not noisy. Entering the door is a treasure chest filled with the seven deities of good fortune and various gods, but photography is forbidden, and everyone can make up their own golden pictures. Half the area of ​​the restaurant is tables and chairs, and half of the area is tatami seats. There are two Japanese elder sisters at a table next to them, who are eager to teach us how to eat the specialty dishes here.



Local specialties, sweet fish miscellaneous cooking. When eating, take the fish out and put it on the plate in the lower left corner. In fact, sweetfish is full of fish, and it is not used to eating.



Local characteristics: Miso boiled noodles.



This is an old shop with a lot of history.



The two-storey Cheshanzang in Honmachi is the storage place for the Inuyama Festival floats.



As the sun goes down, looking back, at the end of the ancient street, you can also see the dog mountain Tianshou on the mountain.



The mountain climbing was very tiring. I bought a Wuping cake and tried it. The elderly people behind us watched us having fun and smiled.



I like this ancient streets and lanes, there are traces of the new era, but also retain the charm of the old days.

Tips:

Inuyama Castle

Opening hours: 9: 00-17: 00, stop admission 30 minutes before closing; closed from December 29 to 31

Tickets: Adults 550 yen, elementary and middle school students 110 yen

Phone: + 81-0568-61-1711

Website: http://inuyama-castle.jp/

Maple Leaf Festival 2015: November 7 to December 6

The trip to maple viewing in central China is nearing completion. From North Road to Gero to Gifu, and finally to Nagoya. If you think about it carefully, Nagoya also came here many years ago. At that time, it was from Tokyo to Kansai. During the trip, I stopped at this station to visit a university classmate. After many years of Nikkei, the two parties have lost contact, but the impression of Nagoya is still a little bit. In the impression, Nagoya is not as prosperous as Tokyo. At that time, Teiyu, who was eating at the izakaya, is now on the Nagoya food list. There is an observation deck by the seaside, where you can see the Nagoya Aquarium from afar. Only a few small things.

This place is not a revisit. There is also a new understanding of this "industrial city" among the Japanese population. The Japanese introduced Nagoya as an "industrial city", which is completely different from my impression of China's heavily polluted industrial city. The streets are as clean as ever. The two major business centers of Nagoya Station and Sakae are lively and lively, and they are both good to buy and delicious. There are 6 subway lines in the city, and a subway pass of 500 yuan can meet our daily trip needs. In recent years, I do n’t like super cities. I am more and more interested in a city of moderate size. The kind that can slowly walk around in 3-4 days is mostly small and exquisite. Nagoya is bigger than the ideal city. However, the place I want to go is not too far away, so I don't feel too hard to play.

The next day after Inuyama, we are a day trip in Nagoya city. Go to Tokugawa Garden and Tokugawa Art Museum in the morning and Shiratori Garden in the afternoon. Both belong to the Japanese garden, the Tokugawa Garden is larger and the Shiratori Garden is smaller. However, there are many local young couples taking wedding photos in Tokugawa Park. The clothes are extremely beautiful, and the accessories and hairstyles are also very particular and very eye-catching. The characteristic of the White Bird Garden is that there are snow cranes, oversized koi carps, and white water birds in the lake. It is very comfortable to buy a glass of fish food and feed the fish in the warm sunshine in the afternoon. People Liang Chaowei went to the Paris Square to feed the pigeons if they wanted to be free. We went to the small Japanese garden to feed fish during the maple season.

Tokugawa Garden originated from the second generation of lords of the Tokugawa family and wanted to find a secluded place to build a garden. It was donated to the city of Nagoya by the Tokugawa family in 1931. It was destroyed by bombing in 1945, and the later restoration work was not completed until 2004.

Water is the soul of this garden, a lake, several small streams, several bridges of different styles, and a small waterfall. The entire courtyard uses the topography of the height difference to preserve the natural woods intact and form a three-dimensional rock group. Entering the garden in autumn, you can admire the maple leaves becoming red and yellow, while in spring, 2000 peony and iris flowers are extremely beautiful.



Maple left a smile before Hongye.



Happy couple.



This bride is the most beautiful in the garden.



Take a picture of someone without someone else, does it feel like you have crossed it?



Newcomers have to cooperate with photographers to make different poses, and tourists are very patient to wait for them to pass.



The tea room in the Tokugawa Garden can only be visited now. The entrance of the Japanese tea room is very unique, you have to climb in.



One of two small waterfalls.

The adjacent Tokugawa Art Museum and Pengzuo Library have collected Tokugawa ’s relics, 10,000 pieces, and the national treasure “Genji Story” scroll. However, it is not always visible. The Scroll of Genji Story will be displayed for a short period of time at the end of November every year. We just caught up with the once-a-year show. However, after entering the museum, no photos are allowed, so you can only enjoy them with your eyes. The Chinese translation of this museum is average, without the excellence of Uji Byodoin, and there is no translator to rent, so for those who are not familiar with the story of Genji and the ancient history, the museum can only look at the beautiful Painted. From a modern aesthetic point of view, the appearance of ancient Japanese women is really not good-looking.

At the end of the tour, there are two more places to shop. One is a gift shop that does not leave the museum, selling exhibits around. There are many types of Japanese paper grains, which are not expensive, and are especially suitable for buying some to send to friends. The other is a shop in the courtyard outside the museum building, which mainly sells food and souvenirs.



The National Treasure Genji Story Scroll in November 2015.



There are many locals wearing traditional clothes in Tokugawa Garden. Dressing up only before coming to the exhibition is really a matter of etiquette.



I highly recommend the merchandise in the museum. The wagashi paper sold is not expensive and is particularly exquisite. It is very suitable for returning to give away.



There is also a shop outside the museum, which mainly sells food. (Web image)



Promotion of the Tokugawa Red Leaf Festival at the ticket office.

The Shiratori Garden is smaller than the Tokugawa Garden, and the percentage of water in the water is also higher. I haven't seen foreign tourists like us, basically all local Nagoya. Shiratori Garden is a garden that presents the traditional beauty of Japanese gardens with new techniques and has new ideas. In this pond spring-style garden designed with the theme of the topography of central Japan, the rockery is called 'Yueyue Mountain', the water flow is 'Kiso River', and the pool is 'Ise Bay' as the original form, which tells the story from the source to the sea "The Story of Water".

In addition, there is an authentic Kyakudori building of the tearoom Kiyohute (winning the Japanese Art Award), as well as the "Xi Ruin" that actually shows the ebb and flow once an hour. The small garden can enjoy the natural scenery of the four seasons. It is said that there is a water piano cave in the garden. When the water drops, it will make a pleasant sound like a triumph. But it was already playing until three or four in the afternoon. It was too tired, and my throat was inflamed again, so I didn't go looking for it.

The favorite part is the koi and white birds in the garden. There are koi carps in Tokugawa Garden, but without buying fish food, there is no success. The Koi and Shiratori in the Shiratori Park are in a pond. Once the fish is fed, the Shiratori also comes over to grab it, but it is lively.



Garden scenery.



The scale of the snow crane is not small. Can't go to Kanazawa, it's nice to come here in winter when it snows.



There are many fish here, standing by the pond and reaching out, the fish will open their mouths.



The white waterbird grabbed the fish food, but it was not unambiguous at all.



The White Bird Garden is surrounded by residential areas, but the natural environment in the park is very good.





After watching the courtyard, the locals will sit and rest by the pool to see koi and water birds.



The water bird stepped on the big koi under its feet to grab food, which was too domineering.



The entrance to the tea room of Shiratori Garden is a quiet path.



What a beautiful autumn day.

Nagoya Tokugawa Garden

Website: http://www.tokugawa-art-museum.jp/language/index.html

Tickets: Tokugawa Garden 300 yen

Tokugawa Garden, Art Museum and Pongzuo Library Pass 1,350 yen

Transportation: Jr Chuo Main Line to the south exit of "Osogen Station" and walk for about 10 minutes.

Opening hours: 10: 00-17: 00 (closed at 16:40)

Tokugawa Art Museum

www.tokugawa-art-museum.jp/english

Tickets: 1,200 yen

Shiratori Garden

Tea garden open-air garden

Tickets: 300 yen

Site: Atsuta Nishimachi, Atsuta Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 456-0036, Japan

Transportation: Get off at the "Jingong West" station on the famous city line and walk for 10 minutes from Exit 4.

Tokugawa Garden and Shiratori Garden show discounts for the one-day pass of Nagoya Subway when purchasing tickets. Both parks are at a certain distance from the station, and you have to walk slowly for ten minutes before getting off. The sunset in Nagoya in autumn is before 17:00 at night. If you have enough time, you can go to Atsuta Shrine or Nagoya Castle. That's a lot of physical effort.



The location of the three autumn maple viewing spots on the subway line

When I arrived at Atsuta Shrine, they were all group tourists. I immediately felt noisy and went back to Rong to eat.





Follow the four good friends to the Atsuta Shrine. It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the subway station. It ’s really a broken leg.

Nagoya has a long history, but there are more food than famous attractions, which is a wonder. However, half of the food on the road depends on planning and half depends on fate. A few friends went to Kyoto before, like eating the restaurant in the previous mark, but half of them were not found in the local area, and some of them met regular holidays. If it's not a gourmet-themed trip, arrange a restaurant that you want to eat one day, and the rest will follow. Like us all the way, if breakfast is not half-board in the hotel, most of it will be settled in the convenience store. If you want to play lunch, you will solve it in the surroundings. Only at dinner time will you arrange the restaurant you want to go to in advance.

In Nagoya, there are two business districts not to be missed, one is jr station and the other is Rong. These two circles are extremely convenient for eating and shopping, and you can arrange to live in this neighborhood.

To put it simply, the first few domestic introductions of Nagoya's famous things are: eel rice, fried pork chops, and the hand feather chicken wings of the small mountain family of the world. Eel rice, Beijing has eaten sake and walked home; fried pork chops have eaten at Shengbodian, Shouyu first chicken wings last time to eat in Nagoya, I am not impressed, this time bought a copy of five at Central International Airport, cold Yes, the taste is worse.

If you mention the three famous things in Nagoya, I would recommend this eel rice.

Nagoya's eel rice is different from other places in the way it is made and eaten. The method is to use a superb knife to make a fine cross knife mark, dipped in a special sauce, and grill it before steaming it on the rice. The way to eat is to divide the eel rice into four equal parts with a rice spoon. The first part is to eat the original flavor, the second part is to add the ingredients such as chopped green onion, seaweed and mustard. But on the last night, fragrant tea should be added into "chao rice" to be regarded as the original soup, and the merits are complete.

The most delicious eel rice on a trip to Nagoya is the "ま る や our shop name station" which is eaten on the 9th floor of the Meitetsu Building. It is really well-deserved. This family uses the water flowing from Mount Fuji into the Oi River to raise eels. I arrived at the restaurant at about 5 o'clock in the evening, and no one was ranked. When we came out at 7 o'clock, there was already a long queue of people sitting at the door. We ordered two top-quality eels for one meal and three meals. The checkout totaled 9,000 yen. It's so delicious, the eel is not fishy at all, the meat inside the crispy skin is tender and tender, the sauce is a bit similar to Chinese braised, and it is particularly good with Japanese rice. After eating the first two, I felt a little bit not enough, but at the end of eating soup and rice, immediately completed. There are many Japanese locals next to you, and when you come alone, you can order a small portion to enjoy. After dinner, drink a cup of sencha provided by the restaurant, full of energy, go shopping after getting up. Some people say that the eel rice is high in calories and very hot. I do n’t know if I should answer this sentence. My throat became red and swollen the next day. Over the past few days, think about it, vegetables are rarely eaten, and the impression is that a la carte salad and ramen with bean sprouts and cabbage. Next time I go to Japan, I must eat more vegetables, otherwise it will seriously affect my subsequent combat effectiveness.

Maruya Main Store Meieki Store

Business hours: 11: 00 ~ 23: 00

Regular holidays: Irregular holidays

TEL : 052-585-7108

Address: 1-2-1, Meitetsu, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya City 9F, Meitetsu Department Store Main Building



Three eels.



Eat one: eel and rice, refreshing and refreshing.



Second to eat: with green onion and mustard.



Three to eat: make tea. Please forgive me for my increasingly embarrassing rice bowl ~~

I have mentioned Japanese Class B cuisine before. What is a Class B gourmet? To put it simply, "B-class cuisine is just delicious local cuisine and neighborhood food." On this day in Nagoya City, Tokugawa Garden came out to catch up with lunch, and there was a "Wang Jiang" on the roadside of Ozengen Subway Station. Dumplings ". I tried a Chinese food in a small alley next to the Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto a long time ago, but it failed. Later, I was no longer interested in eating Chinese food in Japan. But X Jun said several times along the way that I heard that Mapo tofu in Japanese restaurants is delicious, ok, then we are giving Japanese Chinese food a chance.

This king dumpling is a chain and I have seen many branches. Ozone has very few family members. After entering the store, I feel that it has been decorated for a long time but it is relatively clean. When eating dumplings in Japan, the dumplings are purely a dish. The dumplings in the single course are for Kyoto-style Tianjin rice or ramen. We ordered a double-cooked rice with Mapo tofu and curry, a fried dumpling and two ramen. The fried dumplings are freshly made, the hot skin is very crispy, and the stuffing is cabbage and pork, which can be said to be no different from that made in China. The Mapo Tofu is so delicious that it is fried and slightly spicy, making it a good meal. The amount of double squash can be large, and there is a fried egg and two pieces of fried chicken. I have to say that the Japanese have a large amount of rice!



Wang Jiang dumplings, a large restaurant chain.



Fried dumplings and double cooked rice.



Like Chinese food, foods that are not photogenic are delicious.

Another time, it was in the ramen restaurant next to the hotel. The face of the shop is nestled in the building, but the shop entrance is very attractive: excessive ramen. When you walk in, there is a long bar. There is a four-person restaurant inside, which is a typical local restaurant. There is no one to order for you, there is an order machine at the door. There was a waiter who was a Chinese student, and he ran out and asked if we needed help. We ordered the four bowls of Miso Zeng Ramen, Hai Lao You Ramen, and the most popular black noodles. If it's too much, the big bowl is full of food, and it looks like Mount Fuji from the side! A lot of bean sprouts, cabbage, and meat are under noodles. In front of the gorgeous match, noodles are no longer the protagonist. Japanese ramen, the soup is generally salty. The pork cut into cubes has the most intense taste. Miso noodles are very flavorful, no wonder there is a thing called noodles on the menu, that is to add a bowl of rice to make soup rice. Mommy, we can't eat it anymore. A lot of noodles were wasted, guilty and guilty. It is suitable for boys to eat, but the girl next door also has no leftovers, who said that the Japanese have a small appetite!



Automatic ordering machine, buy a small ticket and hand it to the clerk.



X Jun ’s miso ramen, from Gero, she has completely fallen into various miso.



Super popular 黒 ゴ マ ち ょ も ら ん 面, the soup is black, the taste is very fragrant, but still relatively salty. The pork cut into chunks is delicious.

Push it forward again, it's breakfast time. There are two convenience stores and one Tully's around our hotel, which solve the breakfast for two days. Another day we will taste the unique breakfast of Nagoya citizens. Find this Komeda's cafe in Rong Underground Street, buy any drink to send toast and boiled eggs! The authentic way of eating is to add a portion of Kokura red beans and spread on bread. ouyixi ~



Komeda's coffee also has many branches in Nagoya.



We ordered three drinks, sent three sets of toast and eggs, and added two red beans.



The most distinctive coffee cup of Komeda's coffee.



Toast with red beans.



In addition, I ordered this super thick egg toast.

Finally came to the "Nagoya", a big city in the middle, why not buy and buy. Before this trip to Nagoya, apart from the miso of the local Hachiman, almost nothing was bought. But in Nagoya, it's different. Maple leaves have come to Japan many times, each time they have to bring some Japanese makeup or Japanese food, snacks home, for personal use or to send friends. This is the first time that Jun X came to Japan. He came with an empty suitcase, took it away with a full suitcase, and carried two large bags on the plane.

Speaking of the richness of the product, Chubu is indeed inferior to Tokyo and Osaka, but here you can avoid a large number of group tourists, take your time to buy slowly, do not worry about the limited quantity or worry about the shortage, this is good. In Nagoya, there are two business districts not to be missed, one is jr station and the other is Rong. These two circles are extremely convenient for eating and shopping, and hotel reservations can also be arranged nearby. We live in Rong's Trusty, but next time I come to Nagoya, I will definitely not hesitate to choose to live on the JR side.

#JR 站 商圈 #

There is a Muji flagship store that I like, eel rice and famous pork chop rice that I like. The famous iron shopping center is directly connected to Loft and Laox. It ranges from stationery, medicine and cosmetics to electrical watches. You can buy it without going out of the building. Exhausted. I found Loft is a treasure this time. The drug store in Loft is very different from the drug store on the street. RinRen, Haba, itsukano facial cleansing soap, and Rafra makeup remover gel are all available. The disadvantage is that they are not tax free.

Muji must buy: all small items of life made in japan can greatly improve the quality of life. I bought a pack of two sponge pads in a soap box for only 50 yen, but it works super well and I am no longer afraid that my beloved soap will be blistered.

# 荣 商圈 #

Rong's prosperity is no less than Beijing's International Trade + Xidan business district. There is a subway entrance which is far away. There is Don Quixote that is not closed for 24 hours, Mitsukoshi and Matsuzakaya one by one. The drug store on the street, the Chinese word "tax-free", no one can understand. Needless to say, the hotel went out and turned right across the road. The whole street was full of izakaya. Open from early evening until late at night. Turn left at the hotel and enter the underground street. It is not afraid of the wind and rain outside. You can buy things and eat them together. There are several drugstores that use UnionPay cards to directly discount 10%, which is much more cost-effective than tax exemption.

Don Quixote is also called Ji'an Hall, which means very cheap. Shopping can be handled directly tax-free. Many of the goods here are anti-matte, but buying a thermos and medicinal makeup is all cheap. The food on the first floor is non-refundable, and all are in large packages. Must buy: UCC staff coffee ear bag, KitKat Japanese matcha biscuits. Mitsukoshi Department Store, Shiseido, cpb. Japanese people use Shiseido for skin care products, and choose cpb for makeup. There are Uniqlo and Muji in the building opposite. In the event of discounts and seasons, the price will be cheaper than that in China. Similarly, both stores can directly refund the tax. Uniqlo must buy: self-heating series underwear, fleece jacket, new down jacket. Must-buy in the underground street: all kinds of stockings, Kiribai red beans, shoulders, UTENA Youtianlan mask.



Buy a family portrait.



Snacks Family Portrait



Takayama Noto incense



lupicia winter limited black tea



Cosmeceutical Family Portrait



Small cups collected at the airport



muji family portrait



The IPSA server started the second dimension again, and gave X Jun the instructions for various products. It was super cute.

We're here, we're leaving soon, and holding hands to travel, we must continue!





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