A Traditional Japanese Town
Ozawa from Japan
home town is a very small town; its population is
just 65,000. But if you visit Japan, I strongly
recommend you visit my hometown, Takayama, Gifu.
you come to Takayama, you can see
historical architecture. The buildings
were originally built in the 16th century
though they have gotten rebuilt several
you are tired of big cities, go to
Takayama and relax. Warm folks are
you come to Takayama, you can see historical
architecture. The buildings were originally built
in the 16th century though they have gotten rebuilt
you want to see older traditional Japanese houses,
there is a small village 30 miles away from there
called Shirakawa-mura. It is one of the UNESCO
World Heritage spots. You can see old Japanese
houses which are made of wood with straw on the
big city of Tokyo is not the only Japan. You can
have fun in Tokyo; it is a nice place, but a big
city is always the same: tall buildings and busy
people. So, if you are tired of big cities, go to
Takayama and relax. Warm folks are waiting.
are many Japanese traditional hotels there; the
cost is about $100, including breakfast and dinner.
If you don't like Japanese style bathroom (big
differences from western style), you can find a
nice western style hotel.
miss the Takayama Festival. This festival has been
held since 1141. It is said ancestors started it to
celebrate the defeat of a monster with 2 faces, 4
legs, and 4 arms. This festival is famous for
luxurious floats (12 for spring festival and 11 for
autumn festival). Some of them have incredible
marionettes on the top of them, and a lot of
visitors come to see them.
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