"I made a small trip to Shimoguri. A very small lovely village. The road going to the village was narrow and twisty. I suffered while reaching the area but fascinated with nature and really beautiful place with the view of Akaishi Mountains (or Minami Alps). There is interesting heroism story about this village... About 800 yrs ago, Genji and Heike, two force groups fought to each other. Finally Genji won against Heike, and Heike soldiers escaped into several mountain regions throughout 日本. Here's Shimoguri; it's said to be one of it. As you see it's located in a real deep mountain and isolated area with full of folklore. "
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