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Day 11: Ainokura Gassho Village & Takayama Sakura Festival
Day 11: Ainokura Gassho Village & Takayama Sakura Festival

Day 11: Ainokura Gassho Village & Takayama Sakura Festival

Plan of the day The plan was to visit another Gassho-style village, Ainokura village in the morning. In the afternoon we would proceed to Takayama city and join the Takaya Sakura Festival. For the night we would be staying at…

Day 9: Makino Metasequoia Walk, Mikata Five Lakes, Hikone Castle
Day 9: Makino Metasequoia Walk, Mikata Five Lakes, Hikone Castle

Day 9: Makino Metasequoia Walk, Mikata Five Lakes, Hikone Castle

Plan for the day Our plan for the day was to visit Makino Picland Metasequoia Road which was just  4.5 km from Shanshui House in the morning, then we would proceed to Mikata Five lakes and Rainbow Line Sancho Park.…

Day 6: Kyoto – Kinkakuji, Fushimi-Inari, Kiyomizu-dera & Nijo Castle
Day 6: Kyoto – Kinkakuji, Fushimi-Inari, Kiyomizu-dera & Nijo Castle

Day 6: Kyoto – Kinkakuji, Fushimi-Inari, Kiyomizu-dera & Nijo Castle

Plan for the day Though our original plan was to be in Kyoto for cherry blossom, we were a week late as the “best viewing” period was 6-7 days. At that time we were in Tokyo since our flight (which…