My trip :: Nagoya Airport >> Magome-juku >> Takayama >> Shirakawa-go >> Nagoya
The Shirakawa-go was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995, they are famous for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old.
A walk though Magome-juku will transport you back to the Edo period, some 300 years ago. The area is known internationally as a place that retains the particular atmosphere of old Japanese posting stations.
Hida no Sato (Hida Folk Village), Takayama
Hida Folk Village (Hida no Sato) is an open air museum exhibiting over 30 traditional houses from the Hida region, the mountainous district of Gifu Prefecture around Takayama. The houses were built during the Edo Period (1603 - 1867) and were relocated from their original locations to create the museum in 1971.
Tokugawa Garrden, Nagoya
Tokugawaen is a Japanese garden, with numerous highlights around a pond in it's center. It was the mainstream style of major daimyo gardens during the Edo period. The sight of a clear stream flowing from the waterfall through the ravine, to the pond presenting an ocean, symbolically condenses the landscape of Japanese nature.
Nagoya, capital of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture, is a modern manufacturing and shipping hub in central Honshu. The city’s Naka ward is home to museums, pachinko (gambling machine) parlors and the Sakae entertainment district, filled with shops and attractions such as the 42m-tall Sky-Boat Ferris wheel. In northern Naka is Nagoya Castle, a partly reconstructed 1612 royal residence displaying Edo Period artifacts.