Shirakawa-gō – 白川郷

Now it’s the turn for Gifu prefecture’s pride: the world Heritage village of Shirakawa-gō! It is located in the very heart of Japanese Alps, close to Toyama prefecture’s boarder. You can feel the old times’ atmosphere in every season you visit it. What’s special about Shirakawa-gō? What makes Shirakawa-gō a unique village is the …

Kurashiki – 倉敷

    Kurashiki, an oldo merchant town in Okayama prefecture. As a former main hub of commerce and transportation, the city developed a dense net of canals, some still present nowadays. What’s special about Kurashiki? Kurashiki flourished especially during the Edo period as a main distribution point of rice in …