On October 11 in 2010, I visited Okuhida, then moved to Hida Takayama. I've been here many times before, but I find something new every time I visit. There is lots to see and enjoy here!
My purpose this time was to see the old streets of Takayama. These streets remind you of Kyoto, and they are designated as important traditional building preservation area. Since this historical town is so popular, it's always crowded during daytime. I prefer waking up early in the morning when the street lights are still lit, and exploring in peace, instead of fighting the daytime crowds. Walking leisurely along the streets of Takayama on a cold winter morning is just wonderful!
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I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.