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Gokayama, Nanto

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Neighborhood Tourist Spot
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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  • Gassho style village and Shirakawa-go's perception of the world is. Is it cannot be helped. From people in the Kii Mountain range did not pander to tourists. That scale is not from. School of preserving their stride in secret, without live several times, and who or how many people, for example the tourist office I've-with or find things of conversation and courteous dining room or along the
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  • Unlike the Shirakawa-go, not the touristy, so original scenery of Japan in the truest sense to the gallbladder. Village people kind and helpful.
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  • This is the choir went to the village of suganuma district chorus was quite small, compared to Shirakawa-go village. Shirakawa-go to overseas tourists, possibly Japan tourists, so explore the quiet. You can see the furnished and Shirakawa-go of different. Highway brochure is a good view from the opposite side of the river there (on foot across a bridge near the bear encounter notes billboards there are), but I do not have a car (route through the village, Hung all over the bridge will not run Road South, Araya post office near the bridge over the seaward side of the narrow road north. It was in this landscape.
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