The mood : Shirakawa-go in May, Japan

Source: The Voyageur

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Before planning this trip I didn’t even know that a part of Japan’s mountains were actually called theĀ Japanese Alps. This brought to my mind curious images of French alpine villages remixed in a Japanese fashion, or should I even say in a Myazaki fashion?

Shirakawago is one of the very few traditional villages that have been meticulously preserved. It has an impressive collection of thatched roofs A-framed farms that made it a little bit of a museum-village, but not only. Sure, some of them have been converted into B&Bs or small museums and a good lot of tourist buses are ...

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