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Kanazawa, Takayama recs

doodilin | | Feb 18, 2012 02:40 AM

Putting together a food itinerary for my trip to Kanazawa and Takayama next month. Any feedback or recs are gladly welcome.

Kanazawa - Day 1
Any good izakaya recs for dinner?

Kanazawa - Day 2
Lunch at Miyoshian in the Kenrokuen Gardens
Dinner at Komatsu Yasuke — I saw in a previous CH post in 2009 that Yasuke is 79 years old and will be retiring soon... does anyone know if he is still there?
Alternatively, dinner at Daiba

Takayama - Day 1
I am hoping to book Ryori Ryokan Hanaoka and enjoy their dinner here, having read many positive reviews about this place. Still waiting to hear back from them.
Any alternative ryokans, if they are all booked?

Takayama - Day 2
Lunch at Yamatake-Shōten
or any other place for good Hida beef, preferably grilled
Has anyone been to Suzuya or Maruaki?

Also, how do reservations work? I'm a month away from the trip, do I need to start calling these places in the next few weeks? Thanks so much!