|Dried persimmons at Takayam's morning market|
|Persimmons drying in downtown Takayama|
|Shirakawa-go: is there a prettier village anywhere?|
Dinner was, as usual for a high-end ryokan, an elegant, seasonal, multi-course kaiseki affair.
We started with something I can no longer identify (fish roe?), partially obscured by a leaf skelaton, and a pretty spectacular vegetable plate.
|Starters an Beniya Mukayu|
|Seasonal vegetable medley|
|Fish, soup and dessert courses at Beniya Mukayu|
|Breakfast bento at Beniya Mukayu|
|Japanese breakfast at Beniya Mukayu|