Six miraculous spots where you’ll be transported to the days of samurais...

Six miraculous spots where you’ll be transported to the days of samurais and ninjas.

One of Japan’s biggest charms is the fact that modern buildings stand side by side traditional structures.
Allow us to introduce 6 spots of Japan’s most traditional and scenic.

Shirakawa-gou(Gifu)

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Gassho-zukuri buildings feature a steep thatched roof — you’ve probably seen these before, as they are designated as World Heritage Sites.
MAP:http://goo.gl/Sa3Th9

Ginzan Spa town(Yamagata)

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Snowy evening views will simply take your breath away!
Special regulations restrict the cityscape in order to preserve its traditional appearance.
MAP:http://goo.gl/G5pDuC

Taketomi-cho(Okinawa)

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An island with a cityscape taken out of the past
Homes with traditional red brick roofs, walls made from assembled coral rocks, white sand roads, lion-dog statues, and brilliant flowers in primary colors.
All of these emblems of Okinawa can be seen here.
MAP:http://goo.gl/KDq5oY

Kurashiki-Bikan-Chiku(Okayama)

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The Kurashiki river was once lively with the din of cargo boats moving up and downstream.
Now, scenic riverboats tour the water and let you enjoy a trip down memory lane.
MAP:http://goo.gl/P6Nphr

Oharai-cho(Mie)

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This 800 meter-long street is neighbor to Ise Shrine, Japan’s most famous shrine.
The cityscape here has remained unchanged for over 70 years.
MAP:http://goo.gl/MLJ1fl

Tsumago-juku(Nagano)

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Long used as an active site of traffic and interchange, this area was designated as a Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings in 1976.
The streetscape spans approximately 500 meters, with traditional traces of yesteryear on view everywhere you look.
This town is full of inns brimming with classic nostalgia.
MAP:http://goo.gl/8xUD5J

Reference:retrip.jp/