Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama (Japan)

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Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama (Japan)

One of the best places to experience rural Japan is deep in the Japan Alps with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage villages of Shirakawago and Gokayama.

Shirakawago & Gokayama: UNESCO World Heritage Villages

One of the best places to experience rural Japan is deep in the Japan Alps with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage villages of Shirakawago and Gokayama.

Fairytale Ainokura, Japan, in the snow - The Painted Globe. The thatched gassho-zukuri houses in Ainokura are part of the Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama Japanese UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beautiful, quaint and a fabulous way to see old-fashioned Japan. Read more for why you should visit and travel tips on how to get there!

Fairytale Ainokura in the snow

Fairytale Ainokura, Japan, in the snow - The Painted Globe. The thatched gassho-zukuri houses in Ainokura are part of the Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama Japanese UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beautiful, quaint and a fabulous way to see old-fashioned Japan. Read more for why you should visit and travel tips on how to get there!

Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, Gifu and Toyama prefectures, Japan. Inscription in 1995. Criteria: (iv)(v)

Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, Gifu and Toyama prefectures, Japan. Inscription in 1995. Criteria: (iv)(v)

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One of the best places to experience rural Japan is deep in the Japan Alps with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage villages of Shirakawago and Gokayama.

Shirakawago & Gokayama: UNESCO World Heritage Villages

One of the best places to experience rural Japan is deep in the Japan Alps with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage villages of Shirakawago and Gokayama.

Located in the Japanese Alps, the once-isolated, rural mountain villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama both sport a unique style of Japanese vernacular architecture known as Gasshō-zukuri -- distinct for their thatched, steeply slanting roofs resembling two hands in prayer.

Located in the Japanese Alps, the once-isolated, rural mountain villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama both sport a unique style of Japanese vernacular architecture known as Gasshō-zukuri -- distinct for their thatched, steeply slanting roofs resembling two hands in prayer.

Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama (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

Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama (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

One of the best places to experience rural Japan is deep in the Japan Alps with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage villages of Shirakawago and Gokayama.

Shirakawago & Gokayama: UNESCO World Heritage Villages

One of the best places to experience rural Japan is deep in the Japan Alps with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage villages of Shirakawago and Gokayama.

Ainokura Village in Gokayama, Toyama, Japan

Ainokura Village in Gokayama, Toyama, Japan

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