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Gokayama World Heritage Site

 
Gokayama World Heritage Site Gokayama is a place of precipitous mountains and deep valleys located in the southeastern part of Toyama designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in December 1995 and became Japan's sixth World Cultural Heritage Site. It is believed that Gokayama, which means five valleys, was so named because there was a village among five valleys: Akao-dani, Kami-Nashi-dani, Shimo-Nashi-dani, Otani, and Toga-dani along the Sho-gawa River.The houses in the area are built in the style called 'gassho-zukuri' and have three or four floors. The steep roofs are at 60 degrees to prevent snow building up on them, and no nails are used in the construction of these houses. The Ainokura gassho village has some gassho-zukuri guestho...
 

Shirakawa go World Heritage Site

 
Shirakawa go World Heritage Site Shirakawa-go is registerd as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 with traditional thatched roof houses situated at the foot of Mt. Haku-san in northwestern Gifu Prefecture. It is a quiet mountain village with rice fields and a river running through it. 114 thatched roof stand together in the village. Near the village, Gassho-zukuri Minka-en outdoor museum is made up of 27 thatched roof houses that have been relocated from various areas in Shirakawa-go. A temple, a coalhouse, and a horse paddock have been built, preserving the old scenery. There are live performances of traditional industrial arts like dyeing and weaving, and visitors can even try making these crafts themselves. At the "Soba Dojo," guests can experie...
 

 

 

 

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