Minalungao

It’s the first days of summer, and this draft has been on the back burner giving way to other bigger trips I’ve had. So before I start writing about my next destination, which took place last month in an icy setting and is the exact opposite of what we will be experiencing in the coming … Continue reading Minalungao

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Shirakawa-go

Gassho-zukuri.  We’re not done talking about it yet because there are still some that can be found in typical farming villages, some ordinary folks still call it home, this 250-year old special farmhouses. These villages still exist, and one is just 50 minutes away by bus from Takayama. The UNESCO declared World Cultural Heritage Site, … Continue reading Shirakawa-go