Masayoshi Hirose

Shirakawa-go in Snow

Magnificent view seen from Shiroyama Observation Deck

Takako Sakamoto   - 1 min read

On February 9th, the last day of my visit to Gassho Villages, I was in Shirakawa-go in Gifu Prefecture, which is the most popular World Heritage Site in Japan.

Since Shirakawa-go is well equipped with commercial facilities and hotels, Shirakawa-go is usually full of tourists from all over the world. I myself was just looking forward to seeing the scenery with an atmosphere of old-time Japan. When I visited here last time I was a bit disappointed by the huge crowds. This time my sole purpose was to see this beautiful Gassho village covered in snow from Shiroyama Observation Deck.

Hida Shirakawa-go: A World Heritage Site 1. Shirakawa-go in Snow 2. Myozenji Temple in Shirakawa-go

Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The histor...