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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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  • Winter landscape is the best. Passed through the tunnel and lined with old houses in the gassho-style building of Japan's culture, is overwhelming. Lunch taste of the fish with salt and soy sauce and vegetables with tofu and local materials to take care in a rustic dish with very delicious.
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  • I'm away I'm Shirakawa-go is in Toyama Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture, Kii Mountain. Enjoyed the snow suganuma village here one month. The best panorama suganuma parking lot and then purposely walked suganuma village-Mae Bus stop, walk to see. Is recommended this course absolutely settlements take the elevator after walking around the back in the parking lot. Because snow was falling in snow snaps are not color photographs, it seems black and white photos. Ate in the shops in the village cooked rice cake is best, hot tea is free.
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  • In a very fantastic, ukabiagatte but this place was very nice. I thought it was to much to keep ahead of this landscape.
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