It’s wintertime in Japan! And what can you expect during this season? Snow, of course! Lots of snow! This, however, shouldn’t stop you from traveling and having fun. Here are three things you can do for a fascinating winter experience in Japan!
1. Visit the famous World Heritage Site, Shirakawa-go
Located in Gifu Prefecture, Shirakawa-go is a village located at the foot of Mt. Haku with a river running through it. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. When you visit this place, it really feels like you have discovered a winter wonderland! So pretty!
In the village are traditional Japanese farmhouses that are still standing. Some of these farmhouses, also known as “gassho-zukuri,” are more than 200 years old. These houses were all handmade and their architectural designs were developed through generations. The thatched roofs were made with no nails but are strong enough to endure heavy snow.