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Japan

- Part 1 -

Story by Ben Tynegate November 20th, 2016

飛騨市- HIDA

Gifu Prefecture, Japan

London Heathrow - Amsterdam Schipol 1hr45 | Stop-over 2hrs | Amsterdam Schipol - Tokyo Narita 13hrs

Tokyo Narita - Tokyo Station 1hr | Tokyo Station - Toyama 4hrs | Toyama - Hida 2hrs


Hida is a long way away...

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宮川の森 - FOREST IN MIYAGAWA

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種蔵 - TANEKURA VILLAGE

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Studying traditional Japanese timber construction in Gifu Prefecture

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荒木昌平の工房 - ARAKI CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP

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古川町歩き - FURUKAWA TOWN

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吉島家 - YOSHIJIMAKE

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西野製材所 - NISHINO LUMBER MILL

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田中建築 - TANAKA WORKSHOP

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ファブカフェ飛騨 - FABCAFE HIDA

We stayed in FabCafe - a wonderful setup with locations all over the world. Located in a 100 year old traditional house, it was a hostel/cafe/workshop/3D laboratory. You name it - you can make it!

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Very decent views crossing the Japanese Alps!

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see part 2 of our trip here!!!


Hida, Gifu Prefecture, Japan