Each year I dream of a destination, a place that inspires me so much that I just want to jump right into it. Over the past year I have become fascinated with Japan and everything it has to offer, from its food, the way people dress and layer themselves, to the beautiful art and fine landscapes and culture. I have become slightly obsessed, maybe its the notion of immersing yourself in the images that makes me feel like I’m somewhat there, I just can’t stop finding beautiful images of Japan and wishing one day I will get to go.
After filling up my pinterest board ‘Take Me To Japan’ full of wagashi treats and cool fashion outfits ideas, I popped onto Flip Board on my iPad and on the feature page there was a photo journal of a small town called Shirakawa-Go. My heart melted and I was in heaven. It was titled “Japan’s most perfect village,” a tiny alpine village huddled between mountains and pine trees. The village is constructed with ancient thatched farmhouses that looked almost like a fairytale, but they are for sure real. This beautiful village is now a UNESCO heritage site and I’m itching to go and stay in one of its thatched farmhouse bed and breakfasts. Isn’t it nice dreaming of a destination and desiring to go there?
What I would pack: