A little trip towards the iconic Mount Fuji! This time however, there was a little stop over at Inyashi No Sato Nenba. This place is a little cultural keepsake village near the Saiko Lake with views of Mount Fuji.
This beautiful thatched house villages features traditional “kabutozukuri” construction, with roofing made from grass. Inyashi No Sato Nenba consists of 12 houses, each one preserving one type of Japanese heritage. From traditional arts and crafts to small little museums with traditional artifacts.
I found one of the houses with artifacts and stories of the Samurai particularly fascinating! The’s shoes were made entirely of metal! Interesting amour and chain mails as well as paintings can also be viewed.
Many of houses in this village were damaged by cyclone in 1968 so all the existing 12 thatch houses you see here were rebuilt in 2003. But everything here is build in accordance to the Showa Period (1926-1989).
We had a really clear day so the view of Mount Fuji from this village was really gorgeous! What a majestic mountain! It would be nice to camp out here!