This place looks so unreal! Yet there it is – a real winter wonderland from another time.
And the fact that it’s in Japan even adds to the whoa! factor of this place. I mean if this was in places like New Zealand or Germany or other places in Europe, that might be awesome but not as striking.
It looks magical.
This is in Gifu Prefecture, and this not even up north where most of the snows are.
I was equally in awe seeing the snows on the road to get to Gifu.
These snow images are from the location, but I tell you, these are the same views on the road.
I was in pure delight.
Shirakawago is only an hour away from Takayama – see previous post. The historic villages with their traditional Gassho-style houses are part of UNESCO World Heritage.
We were a bit off coming here early, but it still is beautiful.
There’s a certain area portion for visitors to get inside the houses, but the village area is actually residential.
One of my favorite was actually sitting by a fire pit while sipping delicious hot tea after being in the cold.
Japan really is full of wonders!