Why Stay at a Ryokan in Japan

So you plan to travel Japan? If the answer is yes then I would like to congratulate you because it’s truly one of the most fascinating countries I have ever seen.  By now, I am sure you are in the process of making a plan as to where to go, what to see and [...]

By | 2017-06-07T16:42:40+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

How to Get from Takayama to Kanazawa?

After being charmed by the ‘traditional Japanese town-like feel’ of Takayama, we knew that we would eventually end up in the tourist heavyweight magnet Kyoto. But we were not in a hurry and we had time to spare.  So we did not go straight away to Kyoto; instead, we took a small detour and made [...]

By | 2017-06-06T15:43:59+00:00 September 10th, 2016|0 Comments

How to Get from Tsumago (the Nakasendo Trail) to Takayama

If you have decided to go to Tsumago, I would like to congratulate you. You made the right decision as its cedar buildings and quaint surroundings are what make Japan’s countryside truly fascinating. Located in the Kiso Valley, Tsumago is one of Japan’s prized historical postal towns. Because of its size, you can see Tsumago [...]

By | 2017-06-07T16:58:27+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Our Tour Experience visiting Shiragawa-ko and Ainokura

The gassho-style houses, which are also declared UNESCO Heritage Sites, are collectively one of the prime attractions to see in the Hida region of Japan. And if you find yourself in the regional capital of Takayama, it is hard to pass up the chance to see these gassho-zukuri houses up close and personal. This is [...]

By | 2017-06-07T17:04:59+00:00 June 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Why the Gassho Houses of Japan are World Heritage Sites

One of the major reasons why seasoned travelers make their way to the Hida region of Japan using their rail pass is to visit the villages of Shirakawa-go and Ainokura. And if you’re wondering why these particular villages are so special and why they have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the answer lies on [...]

By | 2017-06-07T17:02:12+00:00 May 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Why You Should Visit Takayama, Japan

Well why not? During our trip to Japan, Takayama was one of those places that pleasantly surprised us, and we are so eager to tell you why. 1. It is Scenic and Charming Situated in the Hida region, Takayama is a city that acts and feels more like a small town.  Adorned with many lovely [...]

By | 2017-06-07T17:08:04+00:00 May 10th, 2015|0 Comments