Shirakawa Grand Hotel

Address: 531 Ako, Shirakawa-cho, Kamo-gun, Gifu Prefecture, Chubu, 509-1112, Japan | Hotel
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This hotel is located on 531 Ako, Shirakawa-cho.
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Travel Blogs from Shirakawa-cho

Back on the Farm

A travel blog entry by wwoofers on Sep 16, 2014

2 comments, 33 photos

... sorry Como, you ain't got nuttin' on these). We enjoyed the day grilling and meeting our hosts' family and friends and then hustled our way across the field to front row seats to the show. I'm sure the cows didn't enjoy the show as much as we did but even the newborns were not too put out.

Previously when we stayed here we were bunked in the main house, a 100 year old traditional Japanese style house with tatami ...

Eco Buildings

A travel blog entry by wwoofers on Jul 21, 2014

4 comments, 46 photos

Here we go, short and sweet...in Gero aside from tending to the cattle and enjoying the antics of all the animals we spent quite a bit of time working on some construction. Using earth bag building techniques and under the strict observations of our hosts' teacher, we added on a few layers of the soon to be theater space for our host who was a professional puppeteer before taking on a farming career. It was hard ...

Dogs and Cats and Cows, oh my!

A travel blog entry by wwoofers on Jul 17, 2014

4 comments, 32 photos

... cows. She breeds them each year and raises the calves until they are 9 months old after which she takes them to auction where they are sold and raised to two years before being butchered for their oh so tender Hida beef. Out of the whole bloody business she must have the best deal, bringing life into the world must certainly be more rewarding than the other half (as tasty as it is) and watching the young ones cavort in the fields on their way ...

Old Japan

A travel blog entry by 12thousand500 on Jul 06, 2014

1 photo

... it has a very old population. Tsumago seemed to attract a few young Japanese couples on romantic getaways (precious little of that anyway, considering Japan's romance problem) and a few foreign tourists (there was a large Irish family there) but mostly old Japanese women traveling both independently and on tours. And when I say old, I mean really old--like late 80s old.

So, obviously the older guys have died by that ...

Kiso Valley

A travel blog entry by maxieduncan on Apr 19, 2014

10 photos

... out on an organised walk. I got ahead of them easily enough but as soon as I stayed in an area to long I could hear the horde approaching. Fortunately I didn't see them in the middle four kilometres which were the most chilled and picturesque but they caught me at the end after I took a side trip to have a look at a ...