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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Japan - Gassho Village

Gassho Village, listed in UNESCO World Heritage sites, is well known for clusters of steep rafter thatched roof houses. The architectural style is called Gassho, it looks like two palms folded together in prayer, an action referred to as "gassho" in Japanese. There are 59 houses and 53 attached building.


Click to enlarge panorama view.

Stop for the end of the day, Toyama.

Whatelse can you get by end of the day? Of course a nice sunset.

A view of the streets at night in Toyama.

Next post for the 3rd day, the Alphine route.


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