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

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

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Shirakawa-go View of the village of Shirakawa-go with its thatched roof houses that are UNESCO World Heritage. Sep. 2011.

Shirakawa-go View of the village of Shirakawa-go with its thatched roof houses that are UNESCO World Heritage. Sep. 2011.

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Thatched gassho-zukuri (合掌造り) farmhouses of the historic village, Shirakawa-go (白川郷), in the Gifu Prefecture, Japan

Thatched gassho-zukuri (合掌造り) farmhouses of the historic village, Shirakawa-go (白川郷), in the Gifu Prefecture, Japan

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