世界遺産五箇山合掌造り集落

[From May Issue 2015]
201505-4
In Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture there are two villages with unique so called “gasshou-zukuri” style steeply sloping thatched roofs. This year marks the 20th anniversary since they were registered as a World Heritage Site. While most of the houses were built around 100 to 200 years ago, some of them have a history of around 400 years. Residents still live in them and at houses where accommodation and meals are provided, guests are served edible wild plants and iwana mountain trout by the hearth. The site is also a centre of production for washi Japanese paper and visitors can make round fans and postcards by taking part in the Japanese paper-making experience. From around mid-May every year, Ainokura Village is illuminated to create a magical Japanese countryside scene that will delight visitors.
Access: At JR Shin-Takaoka Station, get on the “World Heritage”bus, get off at “Ainokuraguchi”and walk about five minutes to Ainokura Village, or get off at “Suganuma” and walk about three minutes to Suganuma Village.
Gokayama Tourist Information Center
Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
To park in the villages you must pay a fee that will be used for the conservation of these properties: 500 yen for standard or light vehicles, 100 yen for two-wheeled vehicles.
http://www.gokayama-info.jp/
Text: KAWARATANI Tokiko[2015年5月号掲載記事]
201505-4
富山県南砺市にある2つの集落で、合掌造りと呼ばれるかやぶき屋根が特徴。今年世界文化遺産登録20周年を迎える。100~200年前のものが多いが、約400年前に建てられたものもある。住民が今も生活しており、民宿ではいろりのそばで山菜やイワナが食べられる。和紙の産地としても知られ、和紙すき体験ではうちわやはがきを作ることができる。毎年5月中頃には相倉集落はライトアップされ、幻想的な日本の原風景が楽しめる。
交通:JR新高岡駅から世界遺産バスで「相倉口」下車、相倉集落まで徒歩約5分。または「菅沼」下車、菅沼集落まで徒歩約3分。
500 yen for standard or light vehicles, 100 yen for two-wheeled vehicles.
五箇山総合案内所
営業時間:午前9時~午後5時
相倉、菅沼集落の駐車場を利用するには、集落保存協力金として駐車代が必要。普通車、軽自動車500円、二輪車100円。
http://www.gokayama-info.jp/
文:瓦谷登貴子

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