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from Vipin Shankar's Blog

The gasshō-zukuri houses of Shirakawa-gō

The Gassho-zukuri houses of Shirakawa-go:

The Shirakawa-go and neighboring Gokayama 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.

from Avenly Lane Travel

25 of the Most Beautiful Villages in the World

I love visiting the big cities, but nothing can quite compare to seeing some of the most beautiful villages in the world!

from Avenly Lane Travel

25 of the Most Beautiful Villages in the World

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!

from Avenly Lane Travel

25 of the Most Beautiful Villages in the World

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!