Day: February 19, 2015

Traditional thatched cottage in Shirakawa-go

Winter in Japan: history, culture and snow.

In part two of my Winter in Japan series, I explore the historic Japanese mountain retreats of Takayama, an ancient centre of power during the Edo period, and Shirakawa-Go, the afore-mentioned fairytale village, hidden high in the mountains. Riverside in the centre of historic town of Takayama, the cobbled streets are lined with old private residences – some […]

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