Japan's Old Village: An Ideal Destination Not to Be Missed

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Oshino Hakkai
Oshino Hakkai | Credit: Flickr

 If you only had 1 day in Japan, where would you go to play? Phu Tang is famous for its intersection of oriental culture with the prosperity of modern civilization. For many years, Japan has been known as a country with leading technological development, with young and dynamic cities. However, for those who love to travel and experience, this is also a country with many romantic scenes, especially the place of the village with ancient breath. If you don't criticize the old village, get in the car We pass to visit the ancient Japanese village!

What to prepare before visiting an ancient Japanese village

Before traveling to Japan, you must definitely apply for a Japanese Visa. If you are not confident, choosing to use the Japanese visa application service also saves you a lot of time.

During your trip to Japan, you definitely can't forget a phone. Not only is it a tool for taking photos and directions, but your phone is also a very necessary means of communication for your trip. Of course, for the phone to be used right in Japan, you need to prepare yourself with 1 4g sim card.

When traveling in Japan, you can refer to some of our travel services to go out smoother:

Oshino Hakkai | Ancient Japanese village at the foot of Mount Fuji

The ancient Japanese village of Oshin Hakkai is located in Kanagawa Prefecture, about 116 kilometers from Tokyo. Previously, Oshino Hakkai was a lake formed from a crater at the foot of Mount Fuji. Over time, the terrarium gradually emerged as a village for residents of Kanagawa Prefecture to live in.

Another interesting thing is that the name "Hakkai" means "8 seas". But with the location at the foot of Mount Fuji, the ancient village has only 8 remaining lakes surrounding the village.

Oshino Hakkai stands out as traditional houses and customs that are still preserved. This is the cultural heritage that needs to be preserved.

If anyone has ever been to Oshino Hakkai village, they will know that there is an interesting ritual here. Those who are new to the village will go out to the lake and get water on the pedestal in the middle of the lake to wash their hands. You will wash your hands by scooping a ladle of water on your left hand first, and then on your right hand. Finally, hold the handle of the ladle with both hands, turning a vertical circle to wash the handle as well.

Miyama Kayabuku No Sato | Fairy thatched roof village

Miyama Kayabuku No Sato Ancient Village is located in the north 55km from the center of Kyoto. The town is surrounded by the mountains Mikuni Dake, Choro ga Dake, Toukin Zan, and Hachigamine Yama. This village is built in Irimoya-zukuri architecture with a slope in 4 directions.

Currently, Miyama has only about 38 households. The houses here are about 150-200 years old, of which the oldest was built 220 years ago.

In Miyama, most of them are private houses, so visitors can only walk around the village. But you can visit the Kayabuki folk museum to learn about the history and space in the old houses here. The museum is open from 9:00 to 17:00 (April to November) and from 10:00 to 16:00 (December to March next year).

Not far from the folk museum is the Little Indigo museum. Is an indigo dyeing workshop and showroom. Visiting times are from 10:00 to 17:00, the 5th day off, and not open winter from 17/12 to 5/3.
  • Kyoto Suburban Day Tour | Amanohashidate & Ine Funaya & Miyama Japanese Old Village
  • Kyoto Arashiyama Half Day Tour | Arashiyama Small Boat & Hozu River Cruise & Beijing Horse Freight

Shirakawago | Splendid old Japanese village in white snow

Shirakawago Ancient Village is located in Gifu Prefecture, about 350 kilometers from Tokyo. This is considered the oldest village in Phu Tang, recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage site in 1995.

The village is built in the style of Gasho-Zukuri architecture with a history of over 300 years. It has more than 100 houses. Including more than 20 ancient wooden houses hundreds of years old are preserved almost intact to this day.

Month 1 – Month 2 is the period most anticipated by tourists. Because at this time, the village weekend will have a Winter light-up festival. The houses in the village will light up the lights, bringing fairytale-like beauty.

Takayama | Little Kyoto in the heart of Gifu

Not far from Shirakawa-go, the beautiful city of Takayama is also a popular tourist destination. The most popular spot in Takayama Village is Sanmachi Road. This is where houses and shops from the Edo period are still kept, also known as the Old Town.

Takayama still has a lot of old buildings and Takayama Jinya is 1 of them. Jinya means government office. It was used as a government office in the Edo period. At the end of the Edo period there were about 60 Jinya but today only this place remains.

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