Tag: Japan

Greetings from Tokyo


Hida Folk Village

Hida Folk Village is a sort of Japanese Colonial Williamsburg. Its origins go back to when several villages in the remote, mountainous Hida region of central Japan were scheduled to be flooded due to the construction of a hydroelectric dam. In order to preserve the area’s cultural heritage, conservationists worked to move various artifacts and …

Hida Takayama

After Tokyo we traveled to Takayama, a small city in the Japanese Alps, also called Hida Takayama after the region where it is located. In picking this place, I was motivated by the desire to spend part of the vacation where it wasn’t quite so hot. In this, I was misguided. Takayama does have cold …

Shinto Shrine in Takayama

Tall trees surround a Shinto shrine in Takayama, Japan.   More to come.