Japan 2016 Part III: Shirakawa-go

Shirakawa-go is known for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old. I had seen the pictures of this UNESCO world heritage site and I was instantly sold for a visit to the Japanese Alps.


The day I visited Shirakawa-go was the day I got to test if my parka’s water resistant. It rained so much it hadn’t stopped for a second and taking pictures became a real challenge. So here are some of the few pictures I managed to take:

For anyone’s curiosity about my test, I’m proud to acknowledge my jacket’s waterproof. If only I were to say the same for my shoes…

My next pit stop: Japan 2016 Part IV: Hida-Takayama

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