I traveled to Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go for three days and two nights. This is my second visit to Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go since I visited them for the first time in September 2014. In addition, I also went to Hida Furukawa, which is the filming locations of “Your name/Kimi no na wa”, a blockbuster Japanese anime film. In this article, I will write about walking around Shirakawa-go as part of Day 1.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day1: Shinjuku – Takayama – Shirakawa-go
* Day1: Shirakawa-go [This article]
* Day1: Shirakawa-go (Evening and night view)
* Day2: Shirakawa-go (Morning walk)
* Day2: Takayama 1
* Day2: Takayama 2
* Day2: Takayama (Evening and night view)
* Day3: Takayama (Morning market)
* Day3: Hida Furukawa
Walking around Shirakawa-go
Following the previous post, I continued to walk around Shirakawa-go.
Shirakawa-go is famous for its unique “Gassho style house” and there are several gassho style houses which visitors are able to tour. For example,
I had visited them before, so I just watched them from the outside.
Here are some photos taken along the East street.
Around Myozenji temple.
Then, I strolled around “Kanmachi” area, which was located in the south of Shirakawa-go.
As many popular tourists spots were located in the north of Shirakawa-go, there were less tourists around here, so I was able to go around this here smoothly.
Here are some snap photos of Kanmachi area.
This triple gassho style houses are very famous especially among photo lovers.
From the side.
Again, some snap photos around Kanmachi area.
Now I checked in “Kidoya” where I will stay tonight.
Here is my room.
That’s it for the article about going around Shirakawa-go as part of Day 1.
Regarding Kanmachi area I referred to in this article, I would recommend it as a secret spot. As many popular tourists spots were located in the north of Shirakawa-go, tourists often omit to go around Kanmachi area, because it is a little bit far from other spots. However, there are several view spots around Kanmachi area, so I would suggest you visit it, if you have a chance to visit Shirakawa-go 🙂
In the next article, I will write about evening and night view in Shirakawa-go.