Come along with us to explore the lovely Shirakawago where time apparently stood still. This magic wonderland is especially beautiful when the first snow has fallen or during springtime.
Some of the must-see places we will visit during this tour are The Gassho-zukuri Minka-en Museum. This museum consists of 27 thatched roof houses that have been moved from Shirakawa-go. In addition, a temple, coal house, and horse paddock were built to recreate the old historical village. You can even try your hand at making industrial art crafts like dyeing and weaving. Even seeing how soba is made (or better yet, try yourself) will be a real treat!
For the best views of Shirakawago we will stop by the Shiroyama Observation Deck. This spot will provide you with panoramic views to add to all those other wonderful “Kodak moments”
Next up is a visit to Kanda House where we will have a relaxing tea and see the inside of a traditional Gassho-zukuri house.
Fortunately, Shirakawago has plenty of gift shops and stalls selling unique items that you can’t get anywhere else. Be sure to drop by at one of them to get a little keepsake of this traditional village.
Our last stop of the day is the Myozenji Temple and Myozenji Museum. Here you will get to see how silk is made and experience historic rural life in Japan.
Please note that pick-up at your hotel by the guide is only possible if you stay in Takayama or Kanazawa. Contact us at [email protected] for more information and availability.