If you want to experience amazing winter scenery, you need to visit Takayama, Gifu. Takayama is a city in Japan’s mountainous Gifu Prefecture. It is about 5 hours away from Tokyo and 4 hours away from Osaka, but It is worth a visit! There are two places you must go while you are around the area.
The first place is called Sanmachi Street. The street reminds me of Gion, Kyoto but I like Sanmachi Street more because many shops had been running its business for hundred of years, and it makes you feel you were back in their older times. Plus it is less crowded than Kyoto. The village is well preserved, and the buildings here are like the ones you see in old Japanese dynasty movies. It’s like heaven for people who are big history buffs or simply love to take pictures. While admi