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February 2016

Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan

We stayed at Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan for 2 nights in February 2015. It is ideally situated, just around the corner from Takayama Jinya Morning Market, and steps away from the Nakabashi Red Bridge and historic Takayama Old Town. On the one hand, Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan is a ryokan, which is a traditional Japanese inn. Ryokans […]

Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO world heritage site

Shirakawa-go is a group of a beautiful, historic villages remotely located in the middle of Gifu Prefecture, which is situated in the Japanese Alps. Despite its remoteness, Shirakawa-go is a popular tourist destination. Several buses connect it daily to Takayama and Kanazawa. In fact, it’s so popular that our 9:50 am bus from Takayama filled […]