Faceless Baby Monkey Towns

I arrived in Japan a couple of weeks ago.  I visited friends in Osaka and then went out to Kanazawa.

It has one of Japan’s most famous gardens – Kenrokuen.

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Then I stayed overnight in Shirakawa-Go in Gifu Prefecture.  The village is a world heritage site and has lots of old traditional thatched roof houses.  Some of the old houses are now minshuku (a kind of Japanese hotel).  The one I stayed in was very picturesque.

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The minshuku provided me with dinner and breakfast.  Part of the appeal of the traditional meals is how beautifully they are presented.  This was breakfast.

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Then I visited Takayama, which has a preserved old town, with lots of old houses.  Takayama is also known for sarubobo good luck charms.  Sarubobo literally means baby monkey and the dolls are traditionally faceless.

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2 comments on “Faceless Baby Monkey Towns
  1. Helen Stubbs says:

    Beautiful photos. But no onsen egg for breakfast? Lucky you ; )

  2. Aidan says:

    No onsen egg. 🙂

    The food was really nice.

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