View of Ogimachi Village from Shiroyama Viewpoint
Wada House – village leaders from Edo period
Admission to Wada house: 300 yen. Open: 9.00 to 17.00.
Shirakawa-go is a UNESCO world heritage site. It lies between Takayama and Kanazawa (our next stop). Shirakawa is about 50 minutes by bus from Takayama. The Toyama Farmhouse 15 minutes away.
Gassho-zakuri homes – a-frame houses
Gassho-zukuri homes – roof re-thatching – a village ‘Yui’
Ryokans and Minshukus – accommodation in the villages
Some of the “gassho-zukuri” a-frame homes are now restaurants, minshukus or ryokans. A ryokan is a traditional Japanese Inn, originating in the Edo period to give travelers comfortable accommodation and meals. They feature tatami matted floors,communal baths and a public area where visitors may wear Yukate (a kimono for casual wear) ,and talk with the owner or other guests at the inn. A minshuka is more like a bed and breakfast with a room in a private home and shared bathroom facilities.
- Sensoji-Asakusa Kannon Temple
- The Kabuki Theatre
- Half Day Tokyo Tour
- Tokyo Japan travel to Nikko
- Toshogu Shrine Japan
- Nikko-Lake chuzenji & Kegon Waterfall|Tokyo-Japan-travel
- What is an Irori,what is a jizai kagi Takayama gifu province Japan
- Takayama festival floats-matsuri festivals-gifu province japan
- Two headed monster-Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine-Takayama-Gifu Province
- Hida hotel-Plaza | Farmers Market Takayama Japan
- Sugidama Sake breweries – traditional shops Takayama Japan
- 450 year old cherry blossom trees scenic Miboro dam Takayama
- The old Toyama family farmhouse Shirakawa-go