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馃崄 饾棪饾椀饾椂饾椏饾棶饾椄饾棶饾槃饾棶-饾棿饾椉, located between Kanazawa and Takayama, is perfect to sandwich in as you travel between the two cities. An optimal plan, if not for the fact that the bus fill up very quick, as I soon discovered. 馃憤 Be sure to book your seat in advance, either at the station or online at the 饾棥饾椉饾槀饾椀饾椂 饾棔饾槀饾榾 website (鉂梔on't forget to reserve your way home too, or you might end up stuck there for the night!). Most tours only stop for 2 hours in the town, I spent 5 hours and it was way more than enough. 馃崄 Though most of the town is already gassho-zukuri styled, the open-air 饾棜饾棶饾榾饾榾饾椀饾椉-饾槆饾槀饾椄饾槀饾椏饾椂 饾棝饾棽饾椏饾椂饾榿饾棶饾棿饾棽 饾棤饾槀饾榾饾棽饾槀饾椇 houses 25 buildings laid out in a photogenic rural setting. Most people who take a 2h tour do not make it this far, so you can enjoy at your leisure away from the crazy crowds. Explore the interiors, try climbing into the thatched roof (and get a mini-heart attack when one of the boards flips underfoot), and sip on free tea on the verandah of the rest house. After that, if you still have time, you can sit through a 40min video explaining the whole construction process. 馃帿 Admission Fee: 600楼 馃搶 If you don't feel like going all-out with the museum, you can get a feel of what the gassho-zukuri are all about at 饾棯饾棶饾棻饾棶 饾棝饾椉饾槀饾榾饾棽. 馃搶 Climb up to the 饾棦饾棿饾椂饾椇饾棶饾棸饾椀饾椂 饾棖饾棶饾榾饾榿饾椆饾棽 饾棦饾棷饾榾饾棽饾椏饾槂饾棶饾榿饾椂饾椉饾椈 饾棗饾棽饾棸饾椄 for a sweeping view of the valley.

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Shirakawa, Ono District, Gifu, Japan

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Wabisavi  2 years ago

@matt 馃槀 fun fact: the face is drawn using letters from the Japanese alphabet 銇搞伄銇搞伄銈傘伕

Matt Mayer  2 years ago

that photo looks like me just after I get out of bed

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