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Gokayama, Nanto
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At Gokayama, see how the area's traditional gasshō-zukuri houses found their way onto the World Heritage List. Not a single nail was used in construction of these three- to four-story houses; the style of minka (residents for non-samurai castes) developed during the Edo period, and today people continue to live in them. Steep roofs at 60-degree angles add a special charm and prevent snow from building up. During summer, artists from all around the world gather for the World Drama Festival in the picturesque scenery. Although relatively noncommercialized and slow-paced, the area does offer a souvenir shop and cafe. Enjoy the fresh air and mountain landscape, which in winter has an especially magical ambiance. To visit Gokayama on your trip to Nanto, use our Nanto travel itinerary maker.
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  • Shirakawa village in Gifu Prefecture and Toyama Prefecture Gokayama is, so to speak, between sho River, located in the shogawa River Valley as a world heritage site. Gokayama is more deep, raw materials for explosives in Edo period no salt glass had been made. Hardcore Rico, Tsushima, said Chin, there is no folk songs familiar, such as section.
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  • Was on the itinerary, suganuma, 立chi寄remasenn, in the 上梨 village between listening to valuable cultural customs, like paper in ainokura and Zodiac figurines painting experiences. And staying at a steep rafter roof House. It was a precious time in a quiet, laid back, studied the old village life.
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  • This way is recommended non-tourist destination than Shirakawa-go very slowly, silently, to go around. Because it can lift from the parking lot was not only on the time relationship between proximity to GOKAYAMA suganuma gassho style village, wheelchair within 10 minutes. I'm disappointed with the Museum, however, and the tunnel to the suganuma village is on the other side. What is long-awaited walked the show and how to show too bad.
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