Thursday, June 13, 2013


After Takayama, we set off to Shirakawago, a traditional Japanese village that has been preserved. It's also a World Heritage Site.

It's extremely difficult to access without a car, but there are buses that go there from Takayama and Kanazawa.

People usually visit in the winter, when the straw huts are covered in snow, but it's also beautiful in the spring with cherry blossoms lining the river.

Again, a little off the beaten path, but well worth a trip if you're interested in seeing a little into Japan's past!


  1. Beautiful photos! My family and I really want to visit Japan someday. Fingers crossed it will happen in a couple of years!

    1. i hope you get to! it really is a wonderful place. :]