I have posted the first picture before, but it wasn't in the right place so here it is again. This time with some of the other shrines I came across in Takayama (such an empty city totally under rated) and my favourite cafe so far! I only came across it as the next door's sign was funny, and the owner came out to the water man just as took a photo of the sign.i wanted a take away coffee anyway, so now that he was out I thought I might as well sit in. It's a brilliant place! I was the only customer of the lovely old man, and judging from his guestbook I was the first in 5 days. I ordered my coffee, of the menu that's basically just hot drinks, and on top of that's he also brought me a sponge cake, a things that's like a huge dry apricot sliced into a lot of layers, filled with either cheese, or I ate slabs of butter.... But that was good! He also insisted that I try a black ball that tasted mostly like chesnut as well as some Japanese tea.... Now.... It could be just that place but it was a horrendous experience... Smells like I'm at a pig slaughter house, it's salty, and there was some slime thing swimming at the bottom of it.... But he was so polite so I drank it... Gosh... If only I had anywhere to tip it instead of gulping it away.... But that's not his fault and the cafe itself was wonderful! He had a guest book (6 books to be precise) he specifically asks scribe to sign the book and let him take a picture, which then he sticks under every comment! He told me how he's been open for 3 years, and already 1000 people came to his cafe! That's about the same as a cafe in a week in England, but it's very much not the same feeling. He's gave shone pride about his business and it's actually really nice to look through the book with a coffee :) I can't leave a Google/trip advisor review as he didn't exist in online terms, but here's this post, and I'll hashtag the hell out of it, in case someone decides to pay him a visit. :) Turns out the sign I took a picture of is his place too and has a few rooms upstairs :D so if you're on the Takayama walking trail it's halfway between the Hokkeji and Soyuji temples, on the corner of a carpark. Enjoy!