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Gifu Prefecture – March Trip to Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go [Day 1]

I visited Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go in Gifu Prefecture in March over 3 days and 2 nights.
The area is great to visit in any season, but I decided to visit while the snow was still around this time.
In this article, I’ll be introducing my day 1 travels from Shinjuku to Shirakawa-go as well as my walk through Shirakawa-go.

Feel "At-Home" in Hokkaido: Sapporo Guest House Waya

Located 6 minutes on foot from Kikusui Station in Sapporo City is Sapporo Guest House Waya.
It's popular for its "at-home" atmosphere, which feels just like staying overnight at a friend's house.
Over 70% of their guests come from countries beyond Japan.
Staying with people from a variety of nations, you may feel like you're studying abroad in Japan!

List of all must-visit hanami spots in Tokyo!

The cherry trees in Tokyo are expected to be in full bloom on April 3rd of 2018. The 1 to 2 weeks since then will see the most exquisite beauty of cherry blossoms. The must-visit hamami (“cherry blossom viewing”) spots in Tokyo are listed here for your reference. We wish you a pleasant hanami tour ♡

A Comfortable Tokyo Hotel Within Walking Distance of the Ryogoku Neighborhood, “Oak Hotel Edo”

This time, we will be introducing Tokyo’s “Oak Hotel Edo.” This hotel is just a short 30-second walk from Morishita Station. Morishita Station hosts both the Oedo Line and the Shinjuku Line, so you can reach areas like Roppongi and Shinjuku by train in around 20 minutes, which makes the area convenient for both business and sightseeing. Additionally, the Ryogoku neighborhood, which is famous for sumo wrestling, is within walking distance!
The facility opened in December of 2016, so the newness and cleanliness of the facility is another perk!

HOSTEL WASABI Kyoto Machiya SOBA in KYOTO

Today, I'd like to introduce Hostel Wasabi Kyoto Soba, a traditional old house in Kyoto that has been converted into a hostel.
This inn is located in a residential area about 30 minutes by bus from Kyoto Station. The nearest train station, Kitano-Hakubaicho Station, is an 11-minute bus ride away. However, it is in close proximity to a number of tourist attractions, such as Nijo Castle, the Kyoto Imperial Palace, and Seimei Shrine, making this location surprisingly convenient! There is also bus access heading for Kinkakuji (The Golden Pavilion) and Arashiyama.

Tokyo’s Heritage Guesthouse “toco”

“toco” is a guesthouse, hosted in a 90-year-old renovated building. There is a bar in the entryway that even non-guests can use. The guesthouse itself is relatively small, and guests often end up becoming friends with one another.