“The water city”
Traveling to Gujo Hachiman from Nagoya was quiet an adventure. I took the bus (which is faster) and ended up at the bus stop just next to the highway. Together with 2 nice japanese ladies we made across the bridge towards the city on a rainy day.
Many people recommend to visit this city during summer, on a lovely sunny day. I can imagine that it looks pretty, but I went on a cold, rainy day in autumn and I fell in love with the mysteric atmosphere.
It's calm here and you feel more like being in the real Japan than in Tokyo for example.
It takes some time to get up the castle and you share the way with cars, but it’s definitely worth it. It’s not an original castles, but a really pretty one for sure and the view from up there is amazing! Mountains, the city and… Clouds, many clouds.
Gujo is also famous for its food replicas. Luckily I found a shop and could buy some nice gifts for my friends back home and watch other visitors doing workshops.
An old fashioned castle town whose culture continues to thrive like the waters of the nearby river