Tag Archives: Shirakawago

Ogimachi

The plan was to drive from Shirakawago back towards Takayama, bypassing it and taking route 158 deeper into the mountains to Okuhida where we would spend the night. We thought we’d finish most of the sights in Ogimachi by 10am … Continue reading

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Ainokura

Wouldn’t you like to live here? I don’t know whose house this is but I sure wish it were mine! Imagine this in summer when the fields are green and the doors thrown open, a light breeze wafting through the … Continue reading

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Snow fields and a sky full of stars in Ogimachi

Driving from Takayama into the hamlets of Shirakawago is like leaving the back of the  cupboard in Narnia. One minute it was grey skies, a light drizzle, a long tunnel and then as the dimness blazed into light, we found … Continue reading

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