The scenry along the journey was beautiful and it was a snowing day. Takayama visit is basically a shopping street. Do visit the sake shop which is also selling other wine. Buffet lunch was filled with choices so we were pleased. The highlight is the visit to the Shirakawago Village. On a snowing day please wear waterpfoof jacket and shoes. Best to bring umbrella when it is snowing heavily. We manage to visit one of the houses to see the inside of the house. Remember to take pictures from the upper floor. It is beautiful to see all in white.