JP 2015 Day 3: Takayama & Shirakawa-go

A huge part of my Japan trip was inspired by anime. I guess there is nothing more cliche than going on a pilgrimage to the location basis of one of my fave show, Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni! So I went to Shirakawa-go, the basis of the cursed Hinamizawa town in the anime.

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If you are coming from Tokyo, make sure you take the rightmost seat to see Mt. Fuji! I’ve been told that it is uncommon to see Mt. Fuji clearly. You have around 10mins I think to see it while on the journey.

From Atami, I took the shinkansen to Nagoya and boarded a local train to Takayama. It will be a 2h30m journey from Nagoya so make sure you are full or you have a bento ready before you board!

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