Around a Mountain Town – Part 3

Some everyday scenes from around Takayama.

Bicycles were again the prime way to get around the old town, given the narrowness of the streets.

Around Takayama

Shrines were in abundance, and beside each one, a water spout for ritual cleansing.

Around Takayama

Around Takayama

Stalls selling grilled rice dumplings on sticks (mitarashi dango) which seem to have been there since time immemorial.

Around Takayama

Japan’s love of dogs knows no bounds.

Around Takayama

You can always count to find a ‘pub’ wherever you are.

Around Takayama

This chrysanthemum is a little ray of sunshine on a gloomy day.

Around Takayama

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