I’m sitting in a lovely ryokan in Takayama (not the one from the previous post). The people are gracious, warm and fun; the food is fantastic, and the old merchants’ house from the Meiji area is charming, if a little cold. The rain just started from Typhoon Francisco (I assume). This brings back memories of Narai, where I arrived during the tail end of Typhoon Wipha. I really liked Narai. I’d like to return sometime.