Ōno Gun

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10 travelers at this place:

  • Day320


    January 27 in Japan

    I went to Shirakawa-go for a daytrip. I didn’t expect so much snow, but had lots of fun, walking around with many many layers of clothes and my sneakers. At last I was quite happy though, to get back in the bus ;)

  • Day15

    Ainokura and Shirakawa-go

    September 6, 2017 in Japan

    So the weather is a bit crook in Kanazawa today. Not much value in walking around the city so I decide to drive to Shirakawa-go.
    Along with Ainokura and Suganuma, Shirakawa-go is World Heritage listed because they contain gassho-style houses. Most of these houses are 100 to 200 years old but the oldest could be 400 years old.
    The houses have been built to withstand heavy snowfall with an alpine like shape and are built from local trees. No nails are used.
    I find that while it might not be raining on my drive, there is considerable fog. This gives an eerie look to some of the photos.
    I drop in to Ainokura village first. It costs 500 yen (6 AUD) to park and look around. There aren't too many other cars here so it's comfortable to browse around. I took a number of photos with eerie fog backgrounds.
    I drive through Suganuma and notice more gassho-style houses. By the time I get to Shirakawa-go it is later in the day. There are a horde of tourists here so I backtrack to Kanazawa, where it's still raining albeit quite lightly.
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  • Day49


    September 19, 2016 in Japan

    כפר מקסים בהרים. בגלל שהמקום סופג מדמויות מטורפות של שלג (2 עד 3 מטר בשיא!), לכל בית כאן יש גג משולש שעשוי משכבה עבה במיוחד של קש.
    מתברר שהרבה קש יכול לשמור יופי על הבית בפני השלג האימתני.

  • Day8

    Day 8 - Shirakawa, Japan

    April 3 in Japan

    We left Takayama on the 7:50 bus bound for Shirakawa-go arriving at 8:40am. The journey went through many tunnels and we saw snow on the ground too. On arrival we beat most tour groups, this allowed us to wander around the village, where there was still a bit of snow in places.

    We then toured Kanda housd, a gassho house and went through the 4 levels. After this we treked up to the lookout point for a great view over the village. At 12:20 we boarded the bus for Kanazawa, another journel of lots of tunnels, arriving at 1:35pm.

    Kanazawa is beautiful. We walked the 15mins to our hotel - the Shara Hotel kumu - its very industrial modern. Our 4 bunk room cost 31,100¥ for the 2 nights. After dropping our bags we headed for Kenrouken garden. Turns out it was free due to Cherry blossoms which were everywhere, as too were the people.

    The gardens were a spectacular sight, as to was the Kanazawa castle grounds that we wandered through to get back to the hotel. On deciding to head to dinner, we ended up at the samurai district. We had to wait an hour to get into 'The Godburger' for dinner, then nearly as long for them to make it. The kids were good for such a long day.
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  • Day12


    August 9, 2015 in Japan

    היצור החביב הזה כמעט הכיש אותי.
    למישהו יש מושג ממה ניצלתי?

    עדכון מהשטח:
    זה צפע יפני! מכונה mamushi
    ארסי בטירוף!


You might also know this place by the following names:

Ōno Gun, Ono Gun, 大野郡

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