Thursday, October 13, 2011

Japan (Jul11) Day 6: Takayama & Shirakawa-go (Part 2)

Other entries for this day: Part 1 / Part 3

Approaching the bus drop off point

Locker room located next to the tourist information counter at the bus drop off point

tourist information counter.  
 Certain special timeslot bus that goes back to Takayama requires a reserved seat booking (no need to pay extra $$, as long as you already have a return trip ticket), so you may do your seat booking here at the tourist information counter.  

That's the bus we took

The tourist information counter.

Walking across the bridge from the bus-drop off point to the village itself

This is 1 of the homestays, I think.

hubby trying to decide what to get

Looks like a face with spectacles and moustache and a mouth. haha.

Heading up to the viewing gallery as seen on this pic.

Other entries for this day: Part 1 / Part 3


  1. thank youn for the beautiful pictures !am planning our 1st trip to Japan in a few months and your blog is of great help ! Awesome !

  2. Hello. My name is Jen Nee.

    I am planning a trip to Takayama and Shirakawa-go. May I ask your opinion if worth these two places worth travelling to?

    How long do you need to spend at Shirakawa-go village and Takayama city?

    Thank you

    1. Which season are you planning to visit Takayama and Shirakawa-go?
      Takayama's old town is just a small area, can explore in a few hours and maybe have lunch there.
      Shirakawa-go, well, I spent about 2-3hrs, but I felt it was too rushed, so I would advise you to cater at least 3hrs for Shirakawa-go.

      Bear in mind though, both Shirakawa-go and Takayama are small villages and are not cities, so the shops there usually close really early.
      Shirakawago is a pretty picturesque village, but it can be quite a hassle to reach there since it's an additional 50mins bus ride from Takayama station. But, I didn't regret visiting both places.