The Japanese folk house with a steep rafter roof An elegant “small world heritage village”
in Toyama Prefecture is famous as world leading heavy snow area.
In Gokamura, there is a legend that lost samurais in the Taira clan lived there a very long time ago,
and there is a history that a lot of criminals were sent there as a penal colony in the Edo Period.
Now, Gokamura is a place of rich nature where the Japanese folk house with a thatched-roof to shed snow
and a steep rafter roof are lined up.
In 1995, it was designed as the world heritage with
in Gifu Prefecture.
Since that time, a lot of tourists from both Japan and abroad have visited Gokamura.
In the 2009 Michelin Guide to Tokyo, this tourist spot was awarded the highest rating of three stars.
Also in 2015, it was chosen as a “Japan’s 31 most beautiful places”
announced by CNN, a broadcasting station specialized in news.
people can feel the Japan by a harmony between the tatami and the fireside.
people can listen to a lot of folk songs, succeeded in Gokayama, on the tatami.
It’s also a good thing to feel the history in act by staying at the Japanese folk house
with a steep rafter roof.
Its tatami floored Japanese room is fulfilled with calming and relaxing atmosphere.
There are Japanese folk houses with unique steep rafter roofs, the rich nature, and the time is
running very slowly.
“small world heritage village”
can heal people by the climate, the history, the culture, and the tradition.
Why don’t you visit here?