January 21, 2017

Winter Illumination 2017

The snow has finally been falling all over the mountains !
Last week Takayama got 75cm in only 3 days, while Shirakawa-go got over 1m ! And what may be more beautiful than winter landscape with light-up ?

Of course Shirakawa-go will be running is main event from the 22nd of January every Sunday and Monday. But Takayama has also some beautiful places near by which get their own light-up.

Like every season Nakabashi, the red bridge, is illuminated between 19:00 and 22:00. It is really near our hostel, only 5 minutes walk. If you are not afraid by the cold you will be able to take good pictures.

However if you allow yourself more time one of the best spot for winter illumination is definitely the Hida Folk Village ! The open air museum light-up is run every day from 17:30 to 21:00. Entrance fee is 300 yen per adult and 100 yen per child. You will enjoy Gassho-zukuri style house covered by snow like you were in Shirakawa-go in a less crowded environment.

To reach the Hida Folk village from J-Hoppers :
  • by walk : 30mn Est
  • by bus : Sarubobo bus (number 1) 210 yen one way
    • to go 18:00 / 18:30 / 19:00 / 19:44
    • to come back 19:00 / 20:00 / 21:00

 Let's enjoy winter view by night !

January 11, 2017

Let's discover and enjoy Japanese Sake !

From the 13th of January to the 26th of February 2017, 
the breweries will open their door to everyone. 

One brewery opens the door of its making process for one week. 
Group up to 15 people are invited to see the inside of the building and taste the sake produce.
No reservation needed / Last entrance 15mn before closing

① 1月13日(金)~1月19日(木) 平田酒造場(上二之町)
From 13th to the 19th of January : Hirata Brewery
(01/13 (Fri.) from 10:00 AM Opening ceremony at Hirata Brewery)
② 1月20日(金)~1月26日(木) 原田酒造場(上三之町)
From 20th to 26th of January : Harada Brewery
③ 1月27日(金)~2月  2日(木) 川尻酒造場(上二之町)
From 27th of January to 2nd of February : Masamune Brewery
④ 2月  3日(金)~2月  9日(木) 二 木 酒 造(上二之町)
From 3rd to 9th of February : Niki Brewery
⑤ 2月10日(金)~2月16日(木) 平瀬酒造店(上一之町)
From the 10th to the 16th of February : Hirase Brewery
⑥ 2月17日(金)~2月26日(日) 舩坂酒造店(上三之町)
From the 17th to the 26th of February : Funasaka Brewery