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|Address||Kanayamachi, Takaoka City|
|Access||It's a 20 min. walk from JR Takaoka Sta. to Kanaya-machi (Rows of latticed houses).|
|Tel||0766-20-1301 (Takaoka City Commerce and Sightseeing Section)|
An 80 minutes-railway route (one way) on a mini train passing through abundant nature. Passengers can admire the fascinating and beautiful scenery though the train window while the train passes over bridges and through tunnels. There's also an onsen area along the train line.
It took approx. 20 years to build the family temple of Toshinaga Maeda, the second generation daimyo of the Kaga Domain. Zuiryu-ji features a magnificent arrangement of the temple buildings and the Sanmon gate, the Buddha Hall as well as the Lecture Hall have been designated as a national treasure.
In Gokayama, which is registered as a Cultural World Heritage, you can find the two villages of Ainokura and Suganuma, which belong to the "Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama" and feature Gassho-zukuri (prayer-hands construction) style architecture. Some facilities offer experiences in Gokayama washi paper making (fee applies).