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Shirakawa is a village located in Ono District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. This is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
Village · UNESCO World Heritage Site · Serene Getaway · Cultural · Off the Beaten Track · Quick Getaways · Bucket List
Shirakawa, Ono District, Gifu, Japan
9 months ago
🍁 𝗦𝗵𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗸𝗮𝘄𝗮-𝗴𝗼, located between Kanazawa and Takayama, is perfect to sandwich in as you travel between the two cities. An optimal plan, if not for the fact that the bus fill up very quick, as I soon discovered. 👍 Be sure to book your seat in advance, either at the station or online at the 𝗡𝗼𝘂𝗵𝗶 𝗕𝘂𝘀 website (❗don't forget to reserve your way home too, or you might end up stuck there for the night!). Most tours only stop for 2 hours in the town, I spent 5 hours and it was way more than enough. 🍁 Though most of the town is already gassho-zukuri styled, the open-air 𝗚𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗵𝗼-𝘇𝘂𝗸𝘂𝗿𝗶 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺 houses 25 buildings laid out in a photogenic rural setting. Most people who take a 2h tour do not make it this far, so you can enjoy at your leisure away from the crazy crowds. Explore the interiors, try climbing into the thatched roof (and get a mini-heart attack when one of the boards flips underfoot), and sip on free tea on the verandah of the rest house. After that, if you still have time, you can sit through a 40min video explaining the whole construction process. 🎫 Admission Fee: 600¥ 📌 If you don't feel like going all-out with the museum, you can get a feel of what the gassho-zukuri are all about at 𝗪𝗮𝗱𝗮 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲. 📌 Climb up to the 𝗢𝗴𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗢𝗯𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗸 for a sweeping view of the valley. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minka https://www.nouhibus.co.jp/english/
a year ago
The hip and happening of Bali, whose vibrant scene has been rising in popularity among the younger generation. Canggu is known as the expatriate hub, offering many shopping and nightlife opportunities. Many surfers are attracted to its beaches. Things to do in Canggu: 🔸 Surf at Echo beach 🔸 Shop at the Gypsy Market in a fairytale-like setting 🔸Enjoy the sunset at Tanah Lot 🔸Or enjoy the sunset at Berawa Beach 🔸Take a sunrise stroll through the rice paddies 🔸Enjoy the nightlife
a year ago
Would you believe that this tiny village in eastern Sweden has not one, not two, not three but FOUR chemical elements named after it! The chemical elements yttrium (Y), ytterbium (Yb), erbium(Er) and terbium (Tb) are all named after Ytterby. In 1787 Lieutenant Carl Axel Arrhenius was exploring a nearby mine when he discovered a new black mineral. Finnish chemist Johan Gadolin analysed the rock, later named Gadolinite. It proved to be a rich source of new elements, eventually seven new elements were found in the minerals of Ytterby's mine! Nowadays a historical marker marks the entrance to the mine and this little piece of scientific history.
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