Sarubobo
Gifu

Sarubobo

Miranda

In Hida Takayama in Japan, we saw this doll called Sarubobo many times. It seemed the mascot of the town. This was my second visit to Takayama after about 20 years and I do not remember seeing this doll last time, so probably it started recently.

Sightseeing in Takayama
Gifu

Sightseeing in Takayama

Miranda

On the second day in Hida Takayama in Japan, we reluctantly started off to the town from the hotel room which we had to check out at 10am, though to be hoenest, since we ate and drank too much the night before, we wanted to stay in bed.

Inside the house
Gifu

Inside the house

Miranda

We went into the houses of Gassho style (houses with large steep thatched roof) in Shirakawago in Japan. Kanda’s and Wada’s are open to the public with the charge of 300 yen each.

Look over the village
Gifu

Look over the village

Miranda

[ Mar.2016 ] Next morning, we visited the Ogimachi Village in Shirakawago in Japan, which is listed as a Unesco World Heritage. We wore everything we had thinking it would be cold, but in fact it was a fine day and very warm during the day. We left our luggage at the tourist information office …

Visit Kanazawa
Japan

Visit Kanazawa

Miranda

[ Mar.2016 ] On the way back from Noto Peninsula in Japan, we visited Kanazawa just for a few hours. It was four years since I went there last. During this time, the Shinkansen started running between Tokyo and Kanazawa directly. Also it was a fine day, which was totally different from 4 years ago …

Morning market in Wajima
Japan

Morning market in Wajima

Miranda

[ Mar.2016 ] Next morning, we went to the famous morning market in Wajima in Japan. There were many stalls of women, mainly selling seafood in one shopping street. They called out “Buy some!” to us, but because we were travelling, we could not buy any fresh food. Instead, we bought some lacquer ware and …

Noto Peninsula was very cold
Japan

Noto Peninsula was very cold

Miranda

[ Mar.2016 ] It was cold in Noto Peninsula in Japan at the end of March. We visited a few tourist attractions, but it was too cold to stay long outside of the car, so we could not look at things thoroughly. Early spring may be the wrong time there. One of the places we …

Beach where cars run
Japan

Beach where cars run

Miranda

[ Mar.2016 ] We went to Janan and had a short family holiday for theEaster holiday this year. This time we went to Noto Peninsula for the first time. The journey was easy as we took the Shinkansen, Bullet Train which went directly up to Kanazawa. First, we visited Chirihama Nagisa Driveway where cars, including …

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