More gassho-zukuri houses in Shirakawa-go

After our brief visit to Ainokura we travelled to Shirakawa-go, the largest village with gassho-zukuri houses. We first stopped at the Shiroyama Tenshukaku view point to glance over the village with its old style houses with those large triangular roofs. It is a very pretty sight, all year round. Probably even more so in autumn… Continue reading More gassho-zukuri houses in Shirakawa-go


Ainokura gassho-zukuri houses

We travelled from Takayama one hour on a bus to reach the Gokayama region. This region is famous for its traditional gassho-zukuri houses, which have survived for hundreds of years because the region's secluded location in the upper reaches of the Shogawa river. This is also the reason that Gokayama's lifestyle and culture remained very… Continue reading Ainokura gassho-zukuri houses

HK Island, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences

To be perfect honest, this was not one of the museums that was on my 'have-to-see' list and it was just pure coincidence that I visited it. But I was surprised by the beautiful building and well-kept herbs garden. I was strolling through Sheung Wan with my parents, exploring different galleries and side streets, when… Continue reading Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Andy Warhol exhibition in Hong Kong

It's the last day of '15 Minutes eternal' in Hong Kong today, which was the largest ever collection of Andy Warhol's work in Asia. The exhibition marked the 25th anniversary of Warhol’s death and is part of an Asia wide tour, heading next to Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo. I finally managed to visit the Hong… Continue reading Andy Warhol exhibition in Hong Kong