Walk Takayama Town, Find Life of Samurai

Takyama is about 4.5 – 5 hous train or bus ride from Tokyo, and because of its isolation, it has preserved the buildings about 300 years old. Lately the town is getting attention of tourists from both inside and outside of Japan, and Michelin Green Guide Japan gave it 3 stars in 2009. Let’s explore…

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Shirakawago, World Heritage Thatched Roof Houses

Shirakawago is 1 hour bus ride away from Kanazawa or Takayama. In 1995, it was designated as the UNESCO World Heritage site and the whole world realized how beautiful this small town is, where old thatched roof houses has been preserved more than 300 years! Shirakawago still has 60 old thatched roof houses, some of…

Kanazawa, Charm of Old Samurai Town in Japan

Hokuriku area of Japan has been sometimes forgotten by tourists because it’s away from the big cities, but good old life in Japan still remains there and many of old samurai period buildings are open to public. Thanks to the Shinkansen development, it became easier to reach the area. Let’s explore the Kanazawa city which…