Peak winter had passed unexpectedly in Tokyo and most of the prefectures in Japan. March 2014, I looked back my fond memories where I had spent my leisure time throughout winter break. Thanks to my fellows who led me again to experience various snowboard spots in Japan. It had been unbelievable getaway since we could drop in snowboard areas up to four days a week. Time flew fast, and everything I had done seemed like an ordinary vacation that people do in winter. As it turned out, I felt heavy-hearted for many fantastic winter sightseeing spots in Japan where I haven’t ever visited it yet.
At the end of March 2014, I had three days off and felt compelled to take a trip to natural landscape in Japan where I can overnight and get a chance to sightsee beyond there as well. One of the Japanese friends recommended me to visit Shirakawa-go which one of Japan’s world heritage sites. I started to search about Shirakawa-go （白川郷）on the internet, and I was so captivated how fabulous place it is. The stunning view, ancient village, and so forth attracted him and me to visit there without any contemplation.
First, we went ahead to Nagoya by Tokaido Shinkansen. When we took a break for a while in Nagoya, we were going to eat typical food made in Nagoya called Hitsumabushi（ひつまぶし）. The food contains rice and grilled eel mainly served with delicious soup. We traveled to the biggest shrine in Nagoya afterward.
To be continued.