Mark in 村上合掌造り民芸館、伊豆


Two years ago, my wife and I went to Shimoda in Shizuoka. We stayed there for 2 nights. When we were there, we went to a strange but interesting 5 storey museum. It was a house that was moved from Takayama. When you get there, you ring a bell. It seemed like something from a Ghibli movie. The owner of the museum is very friendly. He greeted us and led us to a traditional Japanese fireplace. We sat around it and he gave us hot hojicha. We were able to explore the museum by ourselves. It was a memorable part of the trip.