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Shirakawa-go is covered with snow

Hello, this is PAPI from J-Hoppers Hida Takayama Guest House.

They often have snowy weather in Takayama and Hida region.
Yesterday, I went to Shirakawa-go with my friends.

It was snowing all day.....
When we arrived at Shirakawa-go, it was blanketed by snow.

On this day, it was one of beautiful event as winter illumination.
The illumination only takes place 7 days each year in January and February



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When gathering darkness, many houses are illuminated and create beautiful landscape.





I was freezing cold but the houses are soooo beautiful.
There are many cafe and restaurant open quite late on this day.



Schedule for light up

5th February(Saturday)
6th February(Sunday)
13thFebruary(Sunday)
19th February(Saturday)

You can go to Shirakawago by Bus called Nohi Bus.
This is the timetable as below
http://www.nouhibus.co.jp/english/shirakawago_kanazawa.html

J-Hop Tour Hida Takayama - We provide you with a budget bus tour to Shirakawa-go from Takayama. Shirakawa-go ( Site with traditional thatched roof houses. ) is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. We will take you back to the Japanese good old days. View the website of J-Hop Tour Hida Takayama

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