“Gassho-zukuri” houses in Shirakawa-go, Gifu. Picture: Alamy

Off the beaten path in Japan: overlooked towns worthy of a road trip

They’re too often a blur from a Tokyo-Kyoto bullet train window, but the towns in between, steeped in tradition, offer excellent food, interesting diversions, and a taste of the real Japan without the crowds

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“Gassho-zukuri” houses in Shirakawa-go, Gifu. Picture: Alamy
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