Shirakawa-go (白川郷)! This is a destination I’ve been wanting to visit ever since . I’ve read about it and my guidebook because it sounded amazing and then seeing it in real life is just like yeah so basic credible this place is known for its farmhouses and they call it the praying hand farmhouses , because kind of look like this yeah kind of like a frame yeah so it looks a lot like the type of construction you’d expect to find in Switzerland or Austria or Germany except it’s in Japan in a valley surrounded by mountains it is beautiful so yeah we’re spending the whole day here we came from Takayama which is about 50 minutes away and we paid around $20.00 per person for the bus and yeah we’re just going to enjoy it this beautiful place yes you’re in Japan.
Okay! so our first stop here in Shirakawa (白川郷) is the observatory, there’s this really cool lookout point where you get those postcard perfect views of the town ,so we just got on the bus and paid to come up here because it’s pretty hot and it looked pretty steep so it was 200 yen per person and yeah it just drops you off right here you can enjoy the views snap a few photos and then once ,you’re done you can take the bus back down or you can walk down. I think we may actually walk because downhill is easier but yeah let us show you the views first garrison so now the big question when is the best time to visit Shirakawago (白川郷) so. I’ve seen a lot of images online throughout the year all the seasons and honestly I don’t think there’s a bad time to visit this place we’re here in summer so it’s lush and green and a lot of the farmhouses have flower gardens and all the flowers are in bloom I’ve also seen images if you visit in spring you have the cherry blossoms if you come here and fall you have the red foliage.
Really don’t think you can go wrong anytime you come here unless it’s like a super rainy day yeah. I totally agree if I could have a preference! I think I would come in the winter the photos and videos .I saw from this place in the winter just looked surreal mm-hmm this is pretty cool this is how they refrigerate their drinks with cold water oh the recession like home, then the water it runs down into this little canal yeah she shoots up and then they’re sick yeah ,so here we have the old Fujisaki house it’s free to enter you can come here and rest just have to take off your shoes we’ve put them on the shelves here and yeah .
What’s going on what’s going on is that? We’re having lunch right now so we crossed over the bridge with the intention of visiting the open-air museum first and then we saw a restaurant with so well on the menu cold, and food is never our first priority yeah so I’m gonna show you guys everything on my plates this is a lovely little set so I got the soba noodles it’s a lot bigger than we expect yeah so these I believe are made with buckwheat yeah and they have a bit of nori on them a little bit of seaweed they’re served cold perfect they had they had the option of getting hot and this is slow way they like oh all the way way more.