Takayama Gifu Prefecture

I was in the town of Takayama in Gifu Prefecture last weekend. It takes about 5 hours to drive from Tokyo to Takayama. Takayama is known for its preservation of old traditional wooden houses that are more likely to be older than a century. In the city centre, you can see these houses everywhere. It is possibly like walking back into time because Tokyo itself used to be covered with structures like these.

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Too bad I didn’t bring my yukata with me or else I would love to get a photo of me in a yukata walking through one of these streets.

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Another interesting thing about Takayama is its natural irrigation and sewage system. The natural spring from the mountains flows through this city and provide an abundance of fresh clean water.

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It really like the roof of this shrine. It reminded me of a lotus leaf.

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