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