2 08 2009

We caught the express bus from Nagoya to Takayama- a long 2.5 hour journey in the rain through mountains and farming towns.

Once in Takayama we dropped our luggage off at Zenkoji temple inn and walked around the markets, shops, looking at lacquerwares and other traditional handicrafts, the old buildings and the old government offices.

We checked into the temple inn, made dinner of tofu curry with noodles and settled into our room after several cups of good tea and some traditional sweets made from ume/plum and red bean.