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Gangi Dori (covered walkways)

"Gangi" are extended eaves of the house built to ensure passage of pedestrians during the winter season.
The total length of Gangi Dori is 16 kilometers, making it one of the the longest existing covered alleys in Japan. This area was also used as a location for the movie, "Fumiko no Umi" (Sea of Fumiko).
Along Honcho 6-chome, the old townhouses have been refurbished to become new facilities like Komachi Takada, the Goze Museum and some historical buildings like the old Imai Dye Shop, Takada Sekaikan and many more places to stop by along the covered alley.

detail information

Name of places: Gangi Dori (covered walkways)
Address: Omachi, Higashi Honcho, Minami Honcho, Joetsu-shi, Niigata
Traffic access(train): Take the Echigo Tokimeki Railway Myoko Haneuma Line to Takada Station. From there it's 10 minutes walk.
Traffic access(bus): Take the Kubiki Bus to Honcho 6 chome and 3 minutes walk.
Traffic access(car): By Hokuriku Expressway: 20 minutes drive from Joetsu IC Exit.
By Joshin-Etsu Expressway: 15 minutes drive from Joshinetsu Takada IC Exit.
Tel: 025-526-6903 (Joetsu Cultural Promotion Division)
025-526-6903 (Joetsu Cultural Promotion Division)
Telephone Assistance possible only from 8:30 to 17:15 (except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and December 29 to January 3)
Fax: 025-526-6904 (Joetsu Cultural Promotion Division)
Average time to see: 60min
Holidays: Komachi Takada: Closed on 4th Mondays of the month (When Monday is a holiday. closed on the following day) Closed from December 29 to January 3
Goze Museum Takada: Weekdays, Holidays (also, they closed temporarily) Closed from December 29 to January 3
Old Imai dye shop: Open only to the public for a period of time (Exhibits, etc...) otherwise, they're closed.
Takada Sekai-kan: Closed on Tuesdays (also, temporarily closure may take place) Closed from December 29 to January 3
Fee: Free, however admission fee charged for Goze Museum Takada and Takada Sekai-kan.
Car parking: Komachi Takada: Free parking for 7 vehicles and 1 parking area for handicapped.
Old Imai Dye Shop: Free parking for 20 vehicles (winter season: 14 vehicles only)
Link outside: Komachi Takada
Old Imai Dye Shop
Save the Culture of Takada Goze Correspondence
Takada Sekai-kan
Facility: Free Wi-Fi available at Komachi Takada

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