On the second day of Gifu, we move to Shirakawa-go from Takayama. After that, we went to Gujo Hachiman castle and stayed in Gero Onsen area. We didn’t have a tight schedule on the day, so it was relaxing day for us.

Shirakawa-go is a must see in the Gifu Prefecture. This place was registered as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. The village consists traditional houses with thatched and steep roofs called Gassho-Zukuri. About 100 Gassho houses are remained in the village, and even in nowadays, some of the locals are still living in the Gassho. We found ourselves walking around here over 3 hours. It was a beautiful morning.

〇Gujo Hachiman castle(郡上八幡城)
Gujo Hachiman Castle was built in 1559 by the local feudal lord. This castle had been destroyed and rebuilt in 1933. Unlike most reconstructed castles, Gujo Hachiman castle was rebuilt using wood rather than concrete. This castle is on top of the steep hill of Mount Hachiman, overlooking the town of Gujo Hachiman below.

〇Gero onsen(下呂温泉)
Gero onsen is located between Nagoya and Takayama, about an hour south of Takayama. After enjoying Shirakawa-go and Gujo Hachiman castle, we were head to Gero Onsen. Our hotel was Gero Kanko Hotel. We stayed this hotel because there are nice private onsen(hot springs). You can choose Yukata(Kimono) that you want to wear in this hotel. We had a good meal and great time here.

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