Shirakawa-go and Gokayama Travel Guide

Timetable of buses between Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa and Toyama.

Explore 5 things to do in Shirakawa-go — One of the most beautiful Japanese traditional village hidden behind the mountain

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama are one of Japan's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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.  Gassho-zukuri means "constructed like hands in prayer", as the farmhouses' steep thatched roofs resemble the hands of Buddhist monks pressed together in prayer. The architectural style developed…

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Shirakawa-go and Gokayama Travel: Winter Light-Up

Shirakawa-go Winter Light-Up Festival: houses are illuminated at night, looks so beautiful. January (sat) is the day if we are still there

Snowy night in Shirakawa-go, Japan • photo: Miyamoto Y on 500px

This street is in Shirakawa-go in late night. (taken at AM) Colorful lights in street are by vending machines, street lamps, fireplugs and so on.

Shirakawa-go and Gokayama Travel Guide

About Ogimachi, a village to see gasshozukuri farmhouses.

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Japan - Shirakawa-gō / Gifu In Shirakawa-go was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site.The area is lit up at night every weekend in July, every year.

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Black Koi fish swimming in crystal-clear brook in Shirakawa-go, Gifu, Japan

Shirakawa-go  - located in the Shogawa River Valley in Gifu Pref. Gassho-zukuri means "constructed like hands in prayer", as the farmhouses' steep thatched roofs resemble the hands of Buddhist monks pressed together in prayer. The architectural style developed over many generations and is designed to withstand the large amounts of heavy snow that falls in the region during winter. The roofs, made without nails, provided a large attic space used for cultivating silkworms.

house, The Shirakawa-go and neighboring Gokayama regions line the Shogawa River Valley in the remote mountains that span from Gifu to Toyama Prefectures.

Shirakawa-go, Japan, is caught in a heavy snowfall.(Photo: JACK Photographer/Shutterstock) Shirakawa-go, Japan The historic village of Shirakawa-go is a mountain town known for its steep forests and traditional farmhouse building style known as gasshō-zukuri, with thatched roofs built to withstand heaps of snow. With a name that translates into "White River Village," according to Smithsonian, the town gets a remarkable 415 inches (10.5 meters) of snow each year.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site

10 of the snowiest places on the planet

Shirakawa-go, Japan, is caught in a heavy snowfall.(Photo: JACK Photographer/Shutterstock) Shirakawa-go, Japan The historic village of Shirakawa-go is a mountain town known for its steep forests and traditional farmhouse building style known as gasshō-zukuri, with thatched roofs built to withstand heaps of snow. With a name that translates into "White River Village," according to Smithsonian, the town gets a remarkable 415 inches (10.5 meters) of snow each year. A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Shirakawa-go 白川郷 Historic UNESCO Site

Shirakawa-go 白川郷 Historic UNESCO Site

Shirakawa-go is a historic UNESCO site with marvelous Gassho-Zukuri (prayer-hand construction) houses, find out the secret behind these thatched roofs.

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