Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Mountain Village

The above photo shows a typical Niigata mountain village, there are many of these villages along side busy mountain roads throughout Niigata. In the summer they are very nice places to visit but in winter the heavy snow in these villages can reach over 2 mtrs in some cases. These villages are manly inhabited by older people and because there are no shops at all they have to journey over an hour or more to larger centers for their weekly shopping etc.

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