Long hours to Japanese Alps

The photographs of little villages hidden in the Japanese Alps does a good job of selling this place for the visitors. It does take a certain determination to see Unesco awarded Gokayama and Shirakawago villages as these places are off the beaten track.

But it is totally worth it to take 3-4 hours bus and train connections from Kanazawa and see what the fuss is all about. Take a look at the Japanese Alps in summer:



and then we tried hitchhiking with an iPad


Until the bus arrived and took us to Shirakawago