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Nanto Night: What you had missed

Friday, 13 February 2015

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Welcome to the unspoiled landscape of villages in Japan – Nanto city

 

A Nanto Night was held yesterday evening at Tomo Izakaya at Clarke Quay which showcased the delicacies of the city which include Pickled red turnip, Buckwheat noodles, White Shrimp tempura, and Ice cream of rum-soaked dried persimmons to local craft products such as Inami wood craving, Gokayama Washi (Japanese paper) and Shike silk (Fabric).

 

 

The historic villages of Gokayama is one of the Japan's UNESCO World Heritage sites and considerably the ‘Living Heritage site’ which is famous for its gassho-zukuri villages where people today still live their daily lives by adhering to a unique culture. The other places-of-interest of Nanto city include Sankyo-son village and Johana area while interesting events and activities include The Nanto Toga Soba Masturi festival (fireworks), The Nanto Fukumitsu Yuki-akari (snow light) Matsuri festival and The Fukuno Yotaka Matsuri festival (large paper lantern sculptures).

 

 

Blessed with an abundance of natural scenery, Nanto city is located in Toyama Prefecture and also home of the historic villages of Gokayama. The city can be accessed from Tokyo by Train and Airplane, Osaka, Nagoya and Kanazawa by Train, and from Takayama, Shirakawa-go by bus to Gokayama.

 

 

 

Article by HaiJapan.com

 

Photos: HaiJapanPosted by Admin in Travel on 13 Feb 2015

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