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

... and I have already explained the basic procedure involved in construction...basically a lot of hard manual labor hehe. It was fun to see the project so close to completion, having arrived when it was only halfway built. The wwoofers we met and worked with here pitched in and lightened the load immensely, teamwork can be a pretty great thing.

In other news on the Gifu front, many of you know about the volcano that ...

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

... sized strawberry patch, an extensive flower garden, the usual rice field and a huge Japanese plum tree from which she makes umeboshi (pickled plums...delightfully sour and sweet all at once). We have yet to encounter any farmers who grow the American classics like broccoli and cauliflower and eggplant is by far the most prevalent but the variety grown differs from region to region and surprises us at every turn. My favorite way of eating ...

Old Japan

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

1 photo

... smoking and general salaryman ennui, and the old broads need something to do because they live forever. And, while they generally move very slowly, we saw a group of four tromping off into the mountains wearing bear bells.

Beyond eating, contemplating, and hiking (we walked up to the site of the old Tsumago castle) there wasn't much to do in Tsumago except one museum, which was in the preserved house of a wealthy ...

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 ...