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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. Plan your visit to Gokayama and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Nanto trip builder tool .
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  • You can feel the time you relax because fewer tourists and the small. Have you ever been in the winter, but changes considerably views depending on the season, it made me think. Car access is useful but by public transport so lame without the location. One up is recommended.
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  • This pretty much is the temperature difference between the Shirakawa-go off five mountain Internet 20 minutes or so to the North, by car about 5 minutes 11-evening already very cold parking lot where I felt warm non-appearance
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  • I wanted to see the Gassho, went to mid-October. Sightseeing Shirakawa-go is a major shift had come to Kanazawa would be likely to, so I visited the Kii Mountain range. Many tourists but it was a weekday there was no. Why I chose here. I visited suganuma area but ainokura Gassho more district. Looks in this photo than real was less impressive. Went to the building you can see the inner hearth with lifestyle and sericulture, storeroom behind the scenes on the second floor, on the 3rd floor are planned effectively. Cosmos, for Japanese pampas grass were swaying in the autumn. What season of the fresh green, is a spectacular landscape.
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