Visit Shirakawago Village, Japan


Name: The Shirakawa-go (白川郷, Shirakawagō) or 白川郷・五箇山の合掌造り集落
City: Shirakawago, Japan
Loaction: Ogimachi, Shirakawa, Ono District, Gifu Prefecture

The Shirakawa-go (白川郷, Shirakawagō) and neighboring Gokayama (五箇山) regions line the Shogawa River Valley in the remote mountains that span from Gifu to Toyama Prefectures. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995, they are famous for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old.



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