Road Trip to Shirakawa-go

Time flies when you are busy and having fun!
It has been already two weeks since I came back to Japan.
I only have two more weeks left here.
I couldn’t write a blog post but today I want to share our road trip to Shirakawa-go.

 

We went to Shirakawa-go on 14th Saturday. They were having Doburoku festival (Doburoku is a kind of Sake, famous from the area). We got there by 11 am, which was quite early for the festival. Because of the festival, there were many street foods.

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I was surprised by the number of the tourists! In this area, you can find a unique style of housing. These houses (many of them were restaurants, gift shops, and family-owned inns) are very old and historical. Because of the festival, many of restaurants were closed. But we got to eat street food.

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You can also claim up to the mountain to the viewpoint where you can see the whole town. It was about 15 mins walking, but you could also take a bus (200 yen).

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It was a great quiet town! I loved seeing these famous houses. We left by 1:30 pm to Takayama, which was about 1 hour away by driving. If you want to enjoy the most out of this town, stay in the family-owned inn for a day. You get to see the inside of these houses. If you are visiting here for a day trip, I would recommend going Takayama after or before the visit at Shirakawa-go. Shirakawa-go was not big enough to spend the whole day.

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Sorry for the lack of posting! I have so many ideas and things to share but I have to enjoy my stay in Japan. I’ll share some things I brought from Spain.

We are also daily vlogging on our Youtube Channel, so please check our video on this day! Youtube Japan-Vlog day 9

 

–   Nozomi

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