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Posts tagged shirakawago

Moss on the roof

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Mossy thatched roof in Shirakawa-Go

We got a little moss on our roof in Oregon, and I was reminded of the beauty of Shirakawago. The insurance company disagreed and decided to cancel our policy.

Dewy rice paddies in Shirakawago

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Fog lifting over Shirakawago on a dewy, summer morning

Dinner @ Hisamatsu Minshuku (a Shirakawago Gasshozukuri)

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Shirakawago Gasshozukuri dinner @ Hisamatsu Minshuku

I’m not normally a big fan of seafood, but this dinner on the evening we spent the night in Shirakawago in a tradional, thatched-roof home was fantastic. I think the local rice was the best I have ever had.

Sho River

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Ryan & Ellie crossing the Shō River (庄川 or Shō-gawa)

You would think that the river running alongside Shirakawago would be called the Shirakawa (白川). However, it isn’t. Instead it is called the Sho River, and if the place wasn’t amazing enough without a river running through it… well, let’s just say a more beautiful place couldn’t be created in fantasies.

Shirakawago Gasshozukuri (白川郷合掌造り)

shirakawago 白川郷合掌造り

Shirakawahachiman Shrine (白川八幡神社)

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Wash basin at Shirakaw Hachiman Jinja – Ogimachi, Japan

Today’s photo is from the loveliest town on the planet, Shirakawago’s Ogimachi. The stickers over the wash basin (temizubachi or 手水鉢) are known as senja fuda (千社札).

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