After our day in Shirakawa-go, we stayed the night in Takayama and in the morning drove to the Fuji Lakes – another gorgeous drive.
Our first stop was Iyashi no Sato, which was neat, but not as impressive (though the houses were quite different) than Shirakawa-go, and was mostly stores and not people demonstrating how to do the handicrafts as I had thought it would be. We were also a little sad because it was a cloudy day and we didn’t see Fuji at all.
But we still enjoyed walking around.
Then we headed over to Lake Kawaguchiko and the Music Forest. S probably enjoyed it the most – I was a little disappointed as I was expecting it to have more outdoor hands-on musical activities and natural musical instruments.