The zelkova trees that line Jozenjidori are illuminated with about 600,000 brilliant lights in this winter spectacle of light. Visitors can enjoy a romantic stroll through this “tunnel of illumination.”
Pick up: I put up meetup sign at A5 exit (ground level) of the Tocho-Mae station (Toei Oedo line) at 14:00 – 14:15.
Please make a reservation in advance on Meetup site.
With COMITIA’s cooperation, the first “Tokyo International Comic Festival (Kaigai Manga Festa)” was held on November 18th, 2012, and was supported by the embassies of seven countries, Cultural Exchange Bureaux, several publishers and numerous manga artists.
To enter COMITIA 126, please buy a TIA’S MAGAZINE as an entrance ticket.
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Source: Japan Australia
Shirakawago has a special place in my heart with its beautiful scenery and traditional old farmhouses. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Gifu Prefecture’s must-see travel destinations and is famous for its collection of thatched roof houses built in the gassho-zukuri style.
The historic village is home to 112 of these gassho-style houses with the traditional thatched roofs resembling the hands of Buddhist monks pressed together in prayer. Some of these historic houses are more than 250 years old with the unique architectural style developed over generations to withstand the heavy snow fall during winter of this remote region of Japan.
The small village is home to only about 1,700 people but around 1,700,000 visitors come every year, especially around the time of the beautiful light-up event in January and February. This magical illumination event turns the village into a winter wonderland straight out of a fairy tale.
The Shirakawago Tourist Association has partnered with Japankuru Funding, a crowdfunding service to create a community made guidebook for the Shirakawago Light Up Event, which runs every weekend from January 19th, 2019 to February 17th, 2019.
The guidebook will help people attending the event have a better time and enjoy the experience further by providing tourists with key information such as where to eat, what to see, what to do and how to best enjoy Shirakawago.
If you are interested in helping the project, visit the Shirakawago Light Up Event Guidebook page and help the community create this useful resource.