Annabel Candy

Australian travel writer who lives in Noosa with Kiwi and British passports. Creator of popular travel blog Author of Successful Blogging in 12 Simple Steps with blogging tips for writers at

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Syoshichi guest house in one of the Gokayama villages in the Hokuriku region of Japan. Hokuriku is famed for heavy snowfall in winter, sensational seafood and, above all, for its gassho-zukuri-style thatched houses that were listed as world heritage sites in 1995 and many of which are now traditional Japanese style inns.