Many tourists, when they visit Japan, have Shirakawa-go on their list. This is nested between Kanazawa and Nagoya and typically tours go that way.
I was lucky enough to get a visit to Gokayama in May, less famous than Shirakawa go and therefore much quieter and peaceful. I had a blast, honestly and truly.
this is so authentic, people still live there in houses, this is also World Heritage. An easy way to visit is to hop on the World Heritage bus at Takaoka Station
The whole place looks like a postcard!!
The gassho houses reflect the way of life in ancient Japan (traces from the 16th century) and there are only 200 of those left (from 1900 at the end world war II),