Advice for getting around Takayama

While Takayama is very beautiful and naturally preserved,  it’s a much smaller town than Tokyo or Nagoya. You may need some tips and tricks on how to prepare yourself to make sure you have the best time possible. Takayama is about 2.5 hours away from Nagoya, or 1.5 hours away from Toyama on JR express trains….

33 Japanese Matsuri Festivals now UNESCO Heritage!

Christmas came early for Japan this year since on December 1st 2016 UNESCO declared that 33 individual float festivals throughout the country would be registered as intangible cultural heritage! Congratulations! UNESCO has registered over 300 cultural heritage landmarks around the word, and around 20 of them are Japanese. Currently registered intangible cultural heritage articles from Japan include: Kabuki…