Friday, August 28, 2020

Shirakawa-go : Japan Kansai-Kanazawa-Kinosaki Drive - Part 5

Day 6
Today is about making our way from Takayama to Kanazawa, with a pitstop at Shirakawa-go and Gokayama!


Thanks to the snowfall the night before, the road from Takayama to Shirakawa-go was very scenic! The drive wasn't too long, taking approximately 1 hour. We probably took more time than that as we stopped along the way to take pictures~

We largely walked around the area, and visited the interior of some of these grass-thatched structures. It's probably going to look magical when its all snowy and the air was really fresh. But my stomach was calling for food, especially in the cold weather it just keeps calling out more frequently~ LOL~

After our lunch as we continued our drive towards Kanazawa, we made a small detour to Gokayama 五箇山

Gokayama is a lesser-known village compared to Shirakawa-go, but it is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Lesser crowd and quiet environment actually suit us more! 

After a good stroll around Gokayama, my stomach decided its time to replenish~ We hopped back into the car and started our drive towards Kanazawa~ By the time we reached Kanazawa it was already nightfall!

The Tsuzumi ("drum") Gate at JR Kanazawa Station

Apart from beautiful parks and museums, Kanazawa is also famous for cheap and delicious seafood! After checking into our hotel we quickly went out to grab a meal (or two)!

After our dinner, we decided that it wasn't enough so we went back to the area surrounding Kanazawa station to look for supper! 

The next day will be a full day discovering Kanazawa!

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