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Hida Folk Village

Written on: Wednesday February 3rd, 2010

A journal entry from: Japan 2010

Woke up to find it was snowing still today. We caught a little bus with tiny non-European-friendly seats to Hida-no-Sato (Hida Folk Village), where all these old traditional country houses have been moved for safe keeping. It looked really pretty being covered in snow, there were very few other people around, and they even leant you gum boots to walk around in!

After heading back to the old city centre, Jack wanted to buy a gourd he was obsessed with from a shop on the same street as the guesthouse. He eventually got a 5000Y gourd for 4000Y from an old lady who couldn't speak any English, when all we could say was "sumi masen" and "goman na sai! We also saw a very cool merchant house where we got to try shitake mushroom tea (surprisingly nice!).

We had some more Hida beef for dinner at cool young-ish looking place. We would try to speak in broken Japanese to the waiter, and he would reply in English.