Gokayama (五箇山) Day Trip

From Tokyo, we took a day trip to Gokayama. While not as famous as the village of Shirakawa-go (白川村), Gokayama is quieter and also an UNESCO World Heritage landmark for its thatched roof farm houses of gassho-zukuri (合掌造). Gokayama consists of 2 gassho-zukuri villages, Suganuma (菅沼) and Ainokura (相倉). We visited both before heading back to Tokyo.

Not quite a true day trip, we had to take the last bullet train out of Tokyo headed towards Kanazawa. We got off at Takaoka City (高岡市) and stayed the night there. After a morning walk around Takaoka, we took the bus to Gokayama.


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2 Responses to Gokayama (五箇山) Day Trip

  1. RyanC says:

    Stunning photos!
    Especially the BnW photos – just love the mood and atmosphere monochromatic tones create!

  2. Your photographs and travels are an amazing catalogue of places and events.

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