As we didn't get to visit the monkey park yesterday, our mission was to do it this morning. Instead of taking the shuttle bus provided by Shensinkan Matsuya, we decided to walk our way there to beat the morning visitors rush.
The walk was about 30 minutes (if you took the shuttle bus or bus/taxi, it would take you to Kanbayashi Onsen area where it's only 15 minutes walk to the monkey park).
|There was only dribs and drabs of melted snow.|
Passing by Kourakukan - a rustic ryokan located right by the monkey park entrance. Next time I visit, I want to stay here!
The monkeys were ultra cute!
As always, there's always that one poser...
Comparison of me from 2007 :) (Don't normally put in our pictures)
The little one kept bothering the mum (?) and she finally had enough and bit it.
After having our fill of the monkeys, we headed back down to Kanbayashi onsen area, stopping by to have snack at Erza Cafe (awesome sweet potato fry, by the way!). They also sell ramen for eat-in. We didn't get to try though.
And walked our way to pick up our luggage that had been dropped off to a nearby cafe (cafe Miyako - a good friend of Shensinkan Matsuya's owners), boarded the train from Yudanaka back to Nagano station.
This guy... oh this little guy.. I wanted to take him homeee
We had lunch at Pomme's, a restaurant specializing in Omu-rice (Omelette rice). For the hungry, you can also opt to have bigger size of the omu-rice.
Arriving at Takayama around 6.30 p.m., we took taxi to our accommodation for the night. We booked it through AirBNB as well, and Taka no Yu is an awesome place to stay.
It is a public bath/sento :)
Our luggage were already in our rooms. I have said it before and will say it again: Japan's Takkyubin or Yupack service is awesome!
So, We are in Takayama. What to eat for dinner?
We walked to Kyo-ya, around 13 minutes from Taka no Yu.
Guys, their home made umeshu is seriously awesome. Get some!
They have english menu as well.
Kyo-Ya ( 飛騨高山 京や)
Tel: +81 577-34-7660
I am so happy :)