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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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  • August 17, 2017
    Off the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway GOKAYAMA, the parking lot is small. Use the elevator from the parking lot get off. A-frame building is the Museum souvenir shop, and want to feel life to be disappointed.
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  • August 6, 2017
    In the Kii Mountain range was listed as world heritage site along with the Shirakawa-go is accessible from the sheer size and metropolitan conveniences, tourists Shirakawa-go is overwhelmingly a lot it seems. I think there are still unexplored regions of the Kii Mountain range, and carefully you can see the benefits. We have stayed at the Inn the Kii Mountain range, so without worrying about the time.
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  • July 29, 2017
    Have been to Shirakawa-go and Gokayama was first. There have been on holiday, so I don't know holiday congestion on weekdays, parking is easier to cut down was deserted and the views from the lookout well photography flourished. From the parking lot to the village head in the elevator. Good elevator or is think some pros and cons, the comfort is good. A solemn atmosphere and actually tackle the settlements, seems to have slipped.
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