Here is the national treasure, Zuiryu-ji temple 瑞龍寺 in Toyama 富山 prefecture. More than 300years have passed since the temple was built by Maeda Toshitsune, who'se families were the famous feudal lords in Japan. Can you see the family crest of Maeda family on the gate? It is for the plum blossom. It is amazing that a single nail is not used for the building. The quiet atmosphere. The nice contrast of the green with the building. I recommend you to walk barefoot in the main building. It is rare that you can walk around freely inside the national trasure. Feel the history on your feet! It's a warm, historic touch. There is a clear difference between the old wood and the new one. The nice green from the window of the national treasure building. ＜information＞ Zuiryu-ji temple 瑞龍寺 Address: 35 Sekihonmachi, Takaoka-city, Toyama prefecture, Japan MAP Open: 9:00～16:30 Fee: 500yen Website: Zuiryu-ji
This is the Iwase's house, one of the oldest house in this area. It was build 300 years ago, which means that all the wood used for the house were far older. The walls have never painted, but the smoke of the fireplace has permeated them for a long, long time to make them turn deep brown. If you visit the house, the master will welcome you and serve a tea. Thanks to the structure of the house, it's comfortably cool inside without airconditioner, although it's hot outside. That's a real ecological house. ＜information＞ Iwaseke 岩瀬家 Address: Nishiakao-cho, Nanto-city, Toyama prefecture, Japan MAP
Here is Gokayama 五箇山 village in Toyama Prefecture, one of the World Heritage Sites. There are Gassho-style合掌造り houses which are made of wood, without a single nail used in their structure. They are living now, here in the World Heritage Site. Green rice paddies spread out surrounded by high mountains. The foggy river is running near the village. ＜information＞ Gokayama village 五箇山 Address:Suganuma, Nanto city, Toyama prefecture, Japan MAP Website: Gokayama
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