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  • Roadside Station Obaachan Ichi Yamaoka
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    4.0
    82 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Enashi Yamaokachoutashiro 1565-169
    Roadside Station Obaachan-Ichi Yamaoka is located in the city of Ena in Gifu Prefecture, and customers who go there are greeted with warm smiles and treated with such kindness that they will feel as if they have returned to their hometown. As its name, which means “Grandma's Market, implies fresh vegetables lovingly raised by older women are sold here, along with Hosokanten (agar gelatin) that the town of Yamaoka is famous for. Other attractions at this tourism spot include Japan's largest water wheel, 24 meters in diameter, the cozy restaurant Miharashi Chaya, the golden “Happiness Bell, which represents longings for encounters, marriage, and long life; and many seasonal events.

    We liked stopping here on the way to Iwamura. The views of the area were pretty, the demonstration wheel is huge and the adjoining shop has local produce and specialties for sale at very reasonable...

  • Roadside Station Skydome Kamioka
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    3.5
    51 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Hidashi Kamiokachouyuhigaoka 6
    Roadside Station Skydome Kamioka is about 60 minutes from the center of the city of Takayama via National Routes 41 and 42. The retail shop was remodeled in 2018, and it began selling new lines of merchandise, including some from the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo. There is also a wide selection of souvenirs from the Hida region available from spring to autumn, including folk crafts and fresh local vegetables, all of which will delight family members and co-workers. The restaurant serves Tempura Manju (deep-fried buns), a dish for which Hida Kamioka is famous, Hida Chuka Soba and other noodle dishes, and the popular Hida Miso Cutlet set meal.

    Since scientific information on display but all in Japanese. Nevertheless a good place to eat before going to gattan go as had to wait for about forty five minutes before we were going to ride

  • Roadside Station Kokindenju no Sato Yamato
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    4.5
    39 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Yamatochoutsurugi 164
    To reach Roadside Station Kokindenju no Sato Yamato, travelers should take National Route 156 and Prefectural Route 317 about three kilometers from the Gifu Yamato Interchange on the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway. This roadside station combines many kinds of facilities in one place, including a free footbath, a morning farmers’ market, and a restaurant that serves local cuisine, and an ice cream and yogurt specialty shop. Customers can enjoy local dishes at reasonable prices, such as Salt-Broiled Sweetfish and Wild Yams, and on the 20th of each month, Kei-chan, or local chicken cooked in a traditional style, is served. All the buildings, including the retail stores that sell local products and the restaurants that serve local cuisine, are named after a collection of ancient and modern Japanese poetry, Kokinshu, and there is even a hot spring bathing facility built in a Neo-Japanese architectural style.

    We visited the foot onsen and restaurants here twice. The restaurant in the back has delicious drinks and a wood stove.

  • Roadside Station Shino Oribe
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Tokishi Izumikitayamachou 2-13-1
    Motorists can reach Roadside Station Shino-Oribe by taking National Route 21 from the Toki Interchange on the Chuo Expressway and driving for 5 minutes in the direction of Minokamo. This roadside station is located in one of the best pottery villages in Japan, and it contains the largest shop in the region that sells Mino-yaki pottery in a wide variety of colors and designs. Popular souvenirs include sweets such as Takekawa Yokan, Oni Manju, and Sakata no Ajitsuki Yakiage, and unique sweet treats are available in the adjacent café, along with light breakfasts in the morning. The restaurant Toge no Saryo Miwaya serves a wide variety of seasonal dishes.

    道の駅内ではたくさんの焼き物が売られていて、見ていて楽しい場所です。焼き物好きの方にはぜひ寄って行ってもらいたい場所です。焼き物以外にも、お菓子のお店「川上屋」などおいしいものも揃っています。

  • Michi-no-Eki Nanamori Kiyomi
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    3.5
    29 Reviews
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    Gifu Takayama-shi Kiyomicho Makigahora 2145
    A roadside station near the Takayama Nishi Interchange on the Chubu Jukan Expressway. It has a restaurant that serves delicious local Hida cuisine, a farmer's market with vegetables picked fresh that morning, and an area that offers casual Hida fare. The Ajisai Nanamori restaurant has a popular Hida beef diced steak meal set with carefully selected Hida beef steak cut into bite-size pieces. It lets guests enjoy the inherent savoriness of the meat. Other meals include their classic Japanese barbecue meal set with Hida beef and a Japanese style meal set with Hida beef and miso and onion grilled on a magnolia leaf.

    We stayed here one night on the outskirts of Takayama. Good location for Takayama. Good farmers market and Onsen

  • Roadside Station Clair Hirata
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    3.5
    30 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Kaidushi Hiratachounodera 2357-2
    Roadside Station Clair Hirata is located on the embankment of the Nagaragawa River. On weekends only, it serves foods made with the mugwort that Hirata-cho in the city of Kaizu is famous for, including mugwort rolled cake, mugwort soba noodles, and mugwort soft-serve ice cream. In addition, the store sells locally processed goods and fresh vegetables at reasonable prices that have been picked the same morning. The store is always crowded with customers, who want to buy such things as the Clair Four Season Box Lunch, Japanese Broiled Catfish with Sweet Soy Sauce, and Oguri Roman Cider, made with the first local strawberries of the season.

    Not so large as other road-side stations. Located river of Kiso. I got some vegetable, flower and rice-cake at here. Each commodity are low price and good taste. My recommendation is rice cake and...

  • Roadside Station Hoshi no Furusato Fujihashi
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Ibigunibigawachou Higashiyokoyama 264-1
    Roadside Station Hoshi no Furusato Fujihashi is located along National Route 303, downstream from the Yokoyama Dam. It is located in the Fujihashi District, which is one of Japan’s many famous spots for star gazing, and in the evening, visitors can see the expanse of a star-filled sky. There are two restaurants on the premises: Hoshi no Furusato Restaurant, where the recommended menu item is Shiitake Mushroom Croquettes, and Sobadokoro Fujihashi-an, where the specialty is Tenzaru Soba, cold noodles, made with 20% wheat and 80% buckwheat flour, and tempura with dipping sauce, along with other menu items that make use of famous local ingredients. Another attraction is the Ibigawa River Hot Spring, Fujihashi no Yu, which includes Fujihashi outdoor hot spring bath, whose waters are said to have all kinds of benefits.

    星が綺麗に見えることで有名な藤橋にある道の駅。名物の販売とレストラン、蕎麦屋さんなど飲食店も充実、温泉施設も楽しめます。駐車場も多く、広い道の駅です

  • Roadside Station Kirira Sakashita
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Nakatsugawashi Sakashita 450-2
    Roadside Station Kirira Sakashita is located only a six-minute walk from JR Sakashita Station on the Chuo Line, It stands on the right bank of the Kiso River, surrounded by mountains that change color throughout the four seasons. The name “Kirara is a compound of “Kiso, “river, and “right side. Inside the facility is an area where visitors can try making their own soba noodles under the guidance of an instructor according to traditional methods, using flour made from high-quality buckwheat grown on the grounds and learning how delicious handmade soba is. They can also practice making such local sweets as Gorin Manju and Kuri Kinton (a dish made with chestnuts and yams) in a lively and playful atmosphere.

    木曽エリアでスキーを終えた後に休憩による道の駅。 昔は夜までやっていたのですが、今は夕方でも閉まっていることも多く、だんだん利用し辛くなってきました。 売店がオープンしている時は、青唐辛子カレーなど他の道の駅とはちょっと変わったお土産があります。

  • Roadside Station Mino-Shirakawa Piacere
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Kamogunshirakawachou Katou 3500-1
    Roadside Station Mino Shirakawa Piacere is located on National Route 41, which passes through the town of Shirakawa in Kamo County. At the orange-roofed “Piacere” Mino Shirakawa Furusato Kan, visitors can buy locally produced goods, such as Shirakawa tea, Shirakawa ham, folk art made from cocoons, and processed agricultural products. Another popular item is soft serve ice cream, made with Mino Shirakawa leaf tea and powdered matcha tea, available only at Piacere. The fourth Sunday of each month is “Customer Appreciation Day,” when Shirakawa tea and Shirakawa ham are sold at special low prices. Visitors to this roadside station can also enjoy a hot spring bathing facility for day use.

    道の駅にあります。白川茶を土産に購入しました。 茶の栽培のほぼ北限にあたるとのこと。飲んだら多少の苦味がありました。 なぜか南知多の海産物も土産コーナーにあります。山の幸と海の幸、どちらもあります。

  • Roadside Station Soba no Sato Rassei Misato
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Enashi Misatochou Sazaragi 1461-1
    To reach Roadside Station Soba no Sato Rassei Misato, motorists should take Prefectural Route 66 southwest from the Ena Interchange for 10 minutes, where they will find the roadside station at the intersection with National Route 418, with a view of massive mountains. There is a shop that directly sells locally grown vegetables and fruits that have been picked the same morning after being carefully raised by the growers, who are proud of the freshness and rich flavors of their products. The souvenir sales area offers popular Oni Manju, Gohei Mochi and other foods typical of the region. The restaurant Rasseian serves dishes such as Tenzaru Soba (cold noodles with dipping sauce and a side of tempura), Kamo (duck) Soba set meal, and wide variety of other soba dishes. Visitors who make reservations ahead of time can try making their own soba noodles.

    予約ですが、地元産の蕎麦粉で、そば打ちができます。また、食堂もあり、蕎麦が食べれます。しかし、とても混みます。諦めて、製品を購入しました。山の中で、野菜、栗などを道の駅で買って帰りました。

  • Roadside Station Hakusan Bunka-no-sato Nagataki
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Shirotorichounagataki 402-19
    Roadside Station Hakusan Bunka-no-sato Nagataki is located within Hakuzan Nagataki Park, 10 minutes from the Shirotori Interchange. In this park, surrounded by the culture of the Hakusan region and the Nagaragawa River, visitors will find historic sightseeing attractions, along with places to enjoy activities such as miniature golf or tennis. The main building contains all kinds of regional souvenirs, such as Gujo miso, sweetfish simmered in sweet sauce, as well as locally brewed sake and local crafts. The morning farmers’ market sells fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as Umeboshi (dried plums) made with locally produced plums and Kei-chan, the special local variety of chicken. One of the local Gujo varieties of sake, Genbun 2015, won several prizes in a sake competition.

    最近「道の駅白山文化の里長滝」としてリニューアルされたようで、駐車場も広い道の駅でした。レストラン、お土産、野菜売場などがあります。同じ敷地内にあゆパーク、白山文化博物館があり、国道156線を挟んで白山信仰の中心的神社である長瀧白山神社、長瀧寺もあります。休憩だけでなく、白山信仰、白山文化を体験できるスポットとしてもオススメです。裏手には長良川の川辺に下りる道も整備されていて、長良川の清流を眺める...

  • Roadside Station Minami Hida Osaka Hanamomo
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Geroshi Osakachouakanta 811-1
    Roadside Station Minami Hida Osaka Hanamomo is located in Osaka-cho in the city of Gero along Prefectural Route 437, and it serves as the gateway to the Hida Osaka Hot Spring Village. There is a processing plant on the premises that makes processed foods out of local agricultural products, and small, handmade craft items are available as well. The Hanamomo Kissa Cafe inside the main building serves a popular light breakfast consisting of Pizza Toast and Kosen Gayu, a rice porridge made with mineral water. Other favorite menu items are Fried Rice made with locally grown garlic, the Natural Yam Meal, Hida Beef Curry, and the Kosen Gayu Meal.

    近くでとれたコゴミなどの山菜も安く売っていました 他にも地元のけいちゃんも売っていました 外の売店ではゴマの五平餅がおいしかったです

  • Roadside Station Yashagaike no Sato Sakauchi
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    3.0
    11 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Ibigunibigawachou Sakauchihirose 306
    Roadside Station Yashagaike no Sato Sakauchi is located at the western edge of Gifu Prefecture, on the border between Gifu and Shiga Prefectures. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and rivers and favored with fresh air, it contains an information service, a restaurant, and a sales area where local agricultural, forest, and river products are available for purchase. The restaurant is unusual in featuring dishes made with ostrich meat, including ostrich roasted on a ceramic grill or the ostrich hamburger meal. In addition to enjoying delicious, low-fat, low-calorie ostrich meat, visitors can enjoy other flavors typical of the Sakauchi area, including sweet-sour, potassium-rich passion fruit.

    滋賀へ抜ける街道沿いにあり、名前にもある夜叉が池の登山者用駐車場としても利用されているようです。特産品の販売や軽食も可能ですが、規模が小さいと感じます。 スナックコーナーでダチョウコロッケを食べました、少しクセのある味ですね。

  • Roadside Station Cha no Sato Higashi-Shirakawa
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Kamogunhigashishirakawamura Otsubara 1061
    Roadside Station Cha no Sato Higashi-Shirakawa is in a beautiful natural setting in the village of Higashi Shirakawa, Kamo Country, the area where the famous Shirakawa tea is grown. There is a plant on the premises where the richly fragrant and deeply flavorful tea, grown in the harsh local climate, is processed and sold to the public. Inside the main building, visitors can buy fresh tea leaves picked in the village and enjoy regional cuisine made with local vegetables, as well as the Tsuchi no Ko Yaki (snake-shaped cakes) that the village is famous for. Visitors can go to the neighboring tourist farm and pick blueberries during the summer, try ayu (sweetfish) fishing in the river, or experience nature in other ways.

    外観は良くある道の駅、特段凝った造りの建物とかでは無いけれど中はイメージ一変で、一角がお茶ギャラリーのようになっています。 お茶の産地で、詰め放題の販売もやっているので、小型の焙煎機から漂うお茶の香りが店内に広がって購買意欲もあがります。 地産品を上手にアピールしていて好感度高いです。 売店のお茶ソフトは、色は淡いけれど味は抹茶ソフトに負けない上品なお抹茶感でオススメです。

  • Roadside Station Hida-Kaido Nagisa
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kugunochounagisa 2685
    This roadside station on the side of National Route 41 is located a 15-minute drive from JR Kuguno Station. A red turret (Jomon Symbol Tower) serves as a landmark for the station, which has as the dual themes of “Jomon” and “Harvest.” Its buildings, designed to look like Jomon pit houses, house a bakery that offers fresh-baked bread, a gelato shop, and a fruit juice factory. The station’s restaurant is popular for local flavors such as their healthy Jomon udon noodles and their ayumeshi (sweetfish rice), a winter exclusive made with wild-caught sweetfish. The farmer’s market is stocked with fresh, locally-harvested fruits and vegetables. Their winter-only apple pie is also popular.

    下呂温泉から高山へ向かう道中「道の駅 飛騨街道なぎさ」でトイレ休憩とお昼ご飯で立ち寄りました。なかなかに大きい道の駅です。駐車場も広い。施設も充実です。お土産屋さんも充実しています。「さるぼぼ」おいてました。横に川も流れておりレストランからは眺めることもできます。

  • Roadside Station Minami
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Minamichoukamita 2605
    Roadside Station Minami is a 15-minute drive south on National Route 156 from the Minami Interchange on the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway, in the gateway to the Oku-Mino region. It is situated in a lush natural setting in the clear upper reaches of the Nagaragawa River. All types of information about Gujo is available. Syunsai Ichiba, a market where local farmers sell the agricultural products they have harvested and freshly picked wild plants, is held every morning. Visitors who reserve two days in advance can enjoy the Gottso Box Lunch, made from local ingredients and ideal for taking along on one’s travels. In addition to souvenirs from nearby communities, molokhiya-flavored soft ice cream and the chicken dish Abarenbo Kei-chan are available.

    たくさんのメニューがあるようです。イートインでコロッケをチョイス。特別感はありませんが、揚げたてなのでとても美味しかった。道の駅は普通です。

  • Roadside Station Hanyuri no Sato Tomika
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    3.0
    8 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Kamoguntomikachou Hanyu 2174-1
    Hanyuri no Sato Toyomi Roadside Station is located along National Route 418, a 15-minute walk from Tomika Station. It has a sales corner for local products, including fresh, safe vegetables raised by local farmers, prepared dishes that taste like old-fashioned home cooking, processed foods, and other products. Recommended dishes at the restaurant on the premises include Mino Healthy Pork, made with meat brined in miso containing the remnants of rice used in brewing sake, and Mino Healthy Pork Roast, 130 grams of meat basted with miso before roasting. The Tomika Wakka Pan Bakery provides different varieties of bread every day, and the roadside station has an outdoor gathering space that is used for all kinds of social events.

    富加町にある道の駅、午後の訪問でしたが混みあうこともなく利用できました。寺地元で採れた野菜や特産品販売が行われています。

  • Roadside Station Hana-Kaido Tsukechi
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Nakatsugawashi Tsukechichou 8581-1
    Roadside Station Hana-Kaido Tsukechi is located in Tsukechi-cho in the city of Nakatsugawa in Gifu Prefecture. It serves as a base for exploring the Tsukechi Gorge and offers a wide variety of facilities. The shop, where agricultural products produced by local farmers and local souvenirs are sold, is built with pillars made of natural hinoki cypress about 300 years old, and it has a high-ceilinged atrium. Everything around is built with cypress wood, making for comfortable, soothing spaces imbued with the scent of cypress. There is a food cart village composed of six food carts, the Rakuichi-Rakuza building which contains clothing and flower shops, and other special products that indicate how much effort this roadside station is putting into PR. The foot bath, fed by water brought daily from the Tsukechi-kyo Kuraya Onsen, is available from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    お昼に立ち寄りました。メニューは少ないのですが、券売機でオススメの飛騨牛丼定食を買いました。他に鶏チャン定食もオススメのようです。お茶もお水もセルフですが、次々にお客様が入ってくる人気のあるお店のようです。

  • Roadside Station Shirao Fureai Park
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    3.0
    5 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Shirotorichouonji 11-1
    Roadside Station Shirao Fureai Park is located five minutes by car from the Shirotori Interchange on Prefectural Route 82, Yamabiko Road. It functions as a rest stop for drivers headed toward the golf courses along the road and other leisure and tourism facilities. The direct sales area offers Roku no Sato Tanada rice, as well as fresh seasonal vegetables and flower arrangements and other famous local products. The coffee shop Cherry serves the famous local Kei-chan chicken set meal, as well as soba, udon noodles and other light meals. With the river murmuring in the background, this is one of the finest and most pleasant locations as a rest area and tourist information bureau for the local community.

    土曜日の昼に訪れました。 駐車場は広いのですが、店舗は小さかったです。 産直売り場の野菜は、数が少なくなっていて残念でした。 レストラン「チェリー」で、奥美濃ケイちゃん定食1000円をいただきました。 ピリ辛炒めのケイちゃんがおいしく、ごはん・サラダ・みそ汁・漬物・コーヒーがついてボリュームもあり、よかったです。

  • Roadside Station Yanaizu
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
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    Gifu City Gifu City Gifu Prefecture Senjyojo 7696-1
    Roadside StationYanaizu is located along Prefectural Route 1. It takes full advantage of its lovely natural setting along the Sakai River and provides a place for rest and relaxation. From its 8.712 meter height of the facility, the view takes in Mt. Kinka, Mt. Ontake, and Mt. Ibuki, along with the Sakai River and the water birds that live there. An outdoor sales area, based on the principle of local production and local consumption, sells high-quality and extremely popular Gifu strawberries. Other local products available at a reasonable price include fresh vegetables, black garlic, and specialty items grown by local farmers.

    上下線の駐車場が分離している、珍しい形態の道の駅です。 南進車線側に道の駅の施設がありますが、簡易レストラン、物販、トイレがこじんまりと配置されています。 これといった特徴はありませんが、市場から入荷した野菜などが屋外で販売されています。

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Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan's greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture's traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.

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