Winter night in Gokayama, a Unesco World Heritage Site in Toyama Prefecture, Japan (by arcreyes).

Winter night in Gokayama, a Unesco World Heritage Site in Toyama Prefecture, Japan (by arcreyes).

The World Heritage - Shirakawa-go, Gifu, Japan.. It is best known for being the site of Shirakawa-gō, a small, traditional village showcasing a style of buildings called gasshō-zukuri.

The World Heritage - Shirakawa-go, Gifu, Japan.. It is best known for being the site of Shirakawa-gō, a small, traditional village showcasing a style of buildings called gasshō-zukuri.

Shirakawa-go, Japan. Located in a mountainous region that was cut off from the rest of the world for a long period of time, these villages with their Gassho-style houses subsisted on the cultivation of mulberry trees and the rearing of silkworms. The large houses with their steeply pitched thatched roofs are the only examples of their kind in Japan.

Shirakawa-go, Japan. Located in a mountainous region that was cut off from the rest of the world for a long period of time, these villages with their Gassho-style houses subsisted on the cultivation of mulberry trees and the rearing of silkworms. The large houses with their steeply pitched thatched roofs are the only examples of their kind in Japan.

Shirakawa-go, Gifu, Japan * The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama are one of Japan's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The site is located in the Shogawa river valley stretching across the border of Gifu and Toyama Prefectures in central Japan.

Shirakawa-go, Gifu, Japan * The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama are one of Japan's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The site is located in the Shogawa river valley stretching across the border of Gifu and Toyama Prefectures in central Japan.

The most beautiful village in Japan is Shirakawa-go in the Gifu Prefecture. The village with it's old reed covered houses is a UNESCO World Heritage site

Shirakawa-go: Visiting Japan's most scenic village

The most beautiful village in Japan is Shirakawa-go in the Gifu Prefecture. The village with it's old reed covered houses is a UNESCO World Heritage site

Shirakawa, Japan  I have been here.. it is gorgeous..I will never forget my childhood in Japan.

Shirakawa, Japan I have been here.. it is gorgeous..I will never forget my childhood in Japan.

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