Shirakawa, Gifu village in Japan. Known for being the site of Shirakawa-go traditional village showcasing a building style known as gassho-zukuri. Click through to see 25 more of the most beautiful villages in the world!
During the Edo period there were five roadways that connected Edo (modern day Tokyo) and outlying regions. The Nakasendo linked Edo and Kyoto, and ran through central Japan. This trail was dotted by many stopover towns and Ma