Saturday, May 13, 2017
Shirakawago

Evening peeps! It's Saturday! I am back here to post another travel post! In this post, I will be posting about Shirakawago. Shirakawago (白川郷) is located in the Gifu prefecture (岐阜県). Shirakawago is one of the Japan's famous UNESCO world heritage sites. It was declared as the UNESCO world heritage site in 1995. The village is really beautiful during the winter season, but during my visit, it was autumn, it's a pity I cannot see the snow-capped house.

Shirakawago during Winter

To get to the village, visitors have to take a bus from Takayama JR station (高山駅) and the ride is about an hour ride. Since the village is located along the Japanese alps, it's much cooler when you reached the village. During autumn, the temperature drop to below 10 degrees, however as I am used to the coldness so I am okay with the temperature. But if you haven't been to any cooling countries before, I advise to wear at least 3 layers of clothings to keep warm.

There are a lot of walking around the village, many nice photos to take and good foods to indulge in. So I think most people would need at least a day to cover the village place of interests. Although I didn't managed to catch the snowing season, I am still able to see some snow-capped mountains in the backdrop of the village. It was really a pretty place to visit. There is even an onsen resort in the village which I spend my last 2 hours at before I headed back to Takayama.

Famous photospot to see the overview of the village


Dark skies looming


Deai-Bridge (であい橋)


One of my fave photos for the day



My lunch, one of the must-eats here is Hida-beef Croquette


Shirakawago no yu


View from the open-air hot spring



Other photos for the day

In conclusion, I really enjoyed my stay at Shirakawago. I think you guys would also enjoy it too and if you are lucky, you may even catch snow during late November which I didn't catch. That's pretty much about this travel post. I hope you guys have enjoyed reading this short post and if you would like to know more about Shirakawago, do pay Japan-Guide.com a visit for more information. I got most of my information from there to plan my itinerary. It sure helps! Catch you all in the next post then!~

Story Closed on 13.05.2017.

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