Day: July 30, 2021

Shirakawa-go, Japan

Japan’s rural charm comes alive in this traditional alpine village

With Olympic coverage shining a spotlight on Tokyo, Japan’s dynamic urban beauty is on full display. Far from the noise and excitement of the city, Japan’s rural countryside holds oft-missed beauty of a different kind to match its metropolitan counterparts. Japan’s rural areas provide a glimpse of the past, a preserved picture of classic Japanese Architecture in the shadow of ancient forests and frosted mountains.

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